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2018 Health Summit kicks off Tuesday in Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The 2018 Health Summit kicks off Tuesday in Baton Rouge for a look at creating a healthier Louisiana.

The Louisiana Center for Health Equity is teaming with the Louisiana Department of Health-Office of Public Health to host this summit to address social and economic gaps that impact the health of Louisiana residents.

Attendees can expect to learn from national, state and local leaders, and subject experts on:

  • The looming threats to funding for healthcare in communities experiencing health inequities and rural areas
  • Mobilizing communities to address social and economic gaps that impact the health of our communities
  • Understanding and responding to the impact of trauma on children and families
  • Best practices on community integration for individuals with behavioral health conditions and older adults

This day-long summit will bring together leading voices and organizations on improving health. Governor John Bel Edwards, Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome as well as several leaders in the health community are among the guest speakers attending the summit.

2018 HEALTH SUMMIT

  • Tuesday, March 20
  • 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • C.B. Pennington Jr. Building Conference Center

On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. and costs $105. You can learn more about the 2018 Health Summit online.

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