Thursday November 3, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol 
111 N. Grand Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

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Michelle Rittenhouse
Michigan Head Start Association

MHSA 2nd Annual Health Institute
November 3, 2016 

MHSA's 2nd Annual Health Institute provides training for Head Start and Early Head Start staff who work with families in all aspects of health. This Institute includes high-quality workshops and inspiring presenters that strive to support staff in providing comprehensive services to families and children.

Click here to view the event schedule and session descriptions

About the location
Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol
111 N Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
Overnight Room Cut-off: Friday, October 7

Discounted Room Rate: $120
To receive this rate, call the Radisson Hotel at (517)482-0188, and ask for the Michigan Head Start Association discount. Online discount code is no longer available.

Keynote Speaker

Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D., L.M.F.T.
Ronald Mah is a practicing therapist, trainer, and educator. He is also a son, father, husband, activist, interventionist, and child of immigrant parents. He seeks to combine all relevant concepts, principles, and philosophy with practical techniques and guidelines for effective and productive results. He uses stories, experiences, humor, and wisdom from diverse realms to illustrate important points in a stimulating and highly motivating style. 
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, his experiences include community mental health, Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) school programs, vocational programs for at-risk youth, welfare to work programs, and Head Start. He works with diverse populations in his private practice in San Leandro. He is a credentialed teacher with a Masters of Psychology, and author of the Asian Pacific Islander Parent Education Support curriculum for the City and County of San Francisco, Department of Human Services.

Dr. Mah will also be providing 3 workshops following his keynote presentation.

Luncheon Speaker

Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P 
Mona Hanna-Attisha MD MPH FAAP is the director of Hurley Children's Hospital's Pediatric Residency Program and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine in Flint, Michigan. In 2016 she was named one of TIME’s top 100 most influential people in the world. This came from her diligently advocating for the children and families in Flint, who had been exposed to toxic water. With a background in environmental health, Dr. Hanna-Attisha completed medical school at Michigan State University, residency and chief residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan, and public health training in health policy from the University of Michigan. 
In addition to educating the next generation of physicians, Dr. Hanna-Attisha now directs the Michigan State University and Hurley Children's Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program to research, monitor and mitigate the impact of the Flint water lead crisis.

Registration Rates

Regular Rate

Member: $190
Non-Member: $225

Registration includes breakfast and lunch.

Radisson Hotel offers overnight guests valet parking at a reduced rate of $12 per night.
Attendants only staying for the day can use the city-owned ramp conveniently connected to the Radisson Hotel, with a maximum of $10 per day. 

Visit the MHSA Website for updated information!