Health and Basic Needs Community Summit


Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Shelter Insurance Training Center 
1817 Broadway
Columbia, MO 65203

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Rachel Delcau 
Heart of Missouri United Way 

The aim of the Community Summit is to bridge the fields of research and practice by providing networking opportunities and engaging stakeholders in dialogue around the state of health and well-being in our community. Results of the day will also inform Heart of Missouri United Way investments. 

Steve Calloway, Moderator

Nancy Kelley, Program Director, Missouri Foundation for Health
Rebecca Roesslet, Public Health Planner, Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services 

Nikki McGruder
, Executive Director, Inclusive Impact Institute 
Barbara Buffaloe, Sustainability Manager, City of Columbia 
Billy Polanski
, Executive Director, Columbia's Center for Urban Agriculture
Heather Brown, Strategic Partnership Officer, Harry S. Truman VA Hospital
Mahree Skala, Retired, Public Health Professional

The day will begin with speakers and panelists sharing data on health outcomes and discussion of the Live Well Boone County Community Health Improvement Planning process. We will learn about current strategies to address basic needs and improve health outcomes.

After lunch, you will be asked to contribute your expertise and help identify ways Heart of Missouri United Way can leverage its resources to advance community goals and improve health outcomes.

Heart of Missouri United Way 2020 Health and Basic Needs Impact Grant targets will be informed by the outcomes of the Summit.

Many thanks go to Summit Sponsors: University of Missouri Health Care, University of Missouri School of Social Work and Shelter Insurance.