2017 Leadership and Faculty Development Conference

The 2017 Leadership and Faculty Development Program (LFDP) Conference and Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting took place on May 10-12. The overarching themes for the conference focused on Mental/Behavioral Health, Early Childhood Education and Interventions, and the Achievement Gap, Minority Health Policy and Health Advocacy. Conference participants were exposed to issues related to equity and social justice through the lens of mental and behavioral health, early childhood education and interventions, and the achievement gap; and health advocacy.  View the videos below for speaker presentations.

May 10, 2017

May 11, 2017

May 12, 2017

May 10, 2017

"Better Serving Our Children: School/Psychiatry Partnership"
Nancy Rappaport, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

   
Panel Discussion: Child and Adolescent Behavioral and Mental Health
Mathieu Bermingham, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Medical Director, Children's Services of Roxbury
Katherine Elliott, PhD, MPH
Psychologist, UC Davis & Children's Hospital, Sacramento, CA
Sabra L. Katz-Wise, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital; Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Janie Ward, EdD
Professor and Chair of Education and Africana Studies Department, Simmons College of Arts and Sciences
   

"Addressing Early Literacy Outcomes: Integrating the Policy and Science for Improved Programming and Practice"
Nonie K. Lesaux, PhD
Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society, Harvard Graduate School of Education

 

   
Panel Discussion: Early Childhood Education and Interventions
Lenette Azzi-Lessing, PhD
Professor, Director, Graduate Certificate Program in Early Childhood Mental Health, Wheelock College 
Colin Rose, EdD
Assistant Superintendent for the Opportunity and Achievement Gaps, Boston Public Schools
Turahn Dorsey
Chief of Education, City of Boston; Co-Founder, The Boston Basics Campaign
Nina Leuzzi, MEd
Educators for Excellence Boston; Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Bridge Boston Charter School
 
   
Panel Discussion: The Role of Pediatricians/Health Providers and Community Health Centers in Education
Dianne Curtin, MSW
Vice President of Child and Family Services, The Dimock Center
Harwood Egan, MD
Unit Chief in Pediatrics, MGH Revere Health Center
 

 

PHOTO GALLERY - May 10, 2017


 

May 11, 2017

The second day of the LFDP Conference featured the research presentations and practicums by the DICP Faculty Fellows, the Harvard Catalyst PFDD Faculty Fellow, and the Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellows of Harvard Medical School. The program concluded with a keynote address by Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Executive Office of health and Human Services (EOHHS), Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

“Healthcare in the Future: Looking Through the Massachusetts Policy Lens”
Marylou Sudders, MSW, ACSW
Secretary of Health and Human Services, Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), Commonwealth of Massachusetts


PHOTO GALLERY - May 11, 2017


 


 

May 12, 2017

The Health Advocacy Training was the focus for day three of the conference and was facilitated by Andrea Nagel, Consultant, Interaction Institute for Social Change. During this participatory training, attendees learned frameworks to think systemically, to meaningfully engage stakeholders and community, and to build trust in the context of advancing health equity and social justice.  By the end of their time together, participants gained:

  • a shared understanding of and practice using deep listening skills,
  • a shared understanding of core diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) concepts,
  • a shared understanding of and practice using a systems iceberg to unpack how DEI dynamics play out in their work,
  • a shared understanding of and practice of a decision-making model that maximizes stakeholder engagement, and
  • a deeper appreciation of one another.