Convening: Celebrating 20 Years of New Haven Healthy Start

Convening: Celebrating 20 Years of New Haven Healthy Start

See below for event agenda and registration form



8:00 am Registration

8:30 am Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am Keynote Address

  • Arthur James, MD, Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and Associate Clinical Professor
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center

11:00 am Panel Discussion 

  • Healthy Start Then, Now & Beyond 
    Kenn Harris, VP for Community Engagement, NHHS Director
    The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

    New Haven Healthy Start Program

    Dr. Byron Kennedy, Director
    City of New Haven Health Department

    Yale New Haven Hospital

    Michael Taylor, CEO 
    Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center

    Dr. Suzanne Lagarde, Executive Director
    Fair Haven Community Health Center

    Barbara Tinney, Executive Director
    New Haven Family Alliance

12:30 pm Lunch

  • Jean Adnopoz, Former Chair
    Commission on Infant and Child Health
  • Heather Reynolds, Chair
    NHHS Perinatal Partnership
    New Haven Healthy Start Consortium/Community Action Network

1:00 pm Keynote Address 

  • Deborah Frazier
    CEO National Healthy Start Association

1:30 pm Presentations

  • 20 Years of Infant Mortality: A Look at the Original Six Neighborhoods, Then & Now
    Mark Abraham, Executive Director DataHaven
  • 20 Years of Woman and Children’s Health, Then & Now 
    Dr. Megan Smith, Researcher and Evaluator
    Yale School of Medicine, MoMS Partnership of New Haven
  • 20 Years with Fatherhood and Families, Then & Now 
    Dr. Derrick Gordon, Yale Consultation Center
    Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry 

    Amos Smith, President & CEO
    Community Action Agency of New Haven

    Barbara Tinney, Executive Director 
    New Haven Family Alliance

    Sarah Fabish, Vice President of Grantmaking & Scholarships
    The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

  • Community Wellbeing, Now & Beyond
    Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, Researcher and Practioner
    Yale School of Medicine, Equity Research Innovation Center 

    Christina Ciociola, SVP for Grants and Strategy
    The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

2:45 pm Closing Remarks


70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510



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