Oct 14, 2020
What is the Culture of Health in Louisiana? – The Louisiana Action Coalition is Holding its Annual Health Summit as a Virtual Webinar.
The Louisiana Action Coalition (LAC) will host its fourth annual Culture of Health Summit as a virtual webinar. The summit will continue to focus on best practices and collaborative partnerships that can be used to cultivate a better culture of health across Louisiana. This year’s focus and title is Celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife by Cultivating a Culture of Health and Resilience Through Collaborative Partnerships in the Midst of a Pandemic. The LAC and its presenters will use this event to honor the many heroes who have been working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Healthcare professionals, stakeholders and community leaders are encouraged to register for this year’s virtual summit to hear speakers address the physical, mental and economic disparities that have been amplified during the pandemic. Registration FEES HAVE BEEN WAIVED for this year’s summit thanks to our lead sponsor and supporter, AARP Louisiana. This years free registration opens the doors to a larger number of people to participate in this crucial event. Additional event information and registration is available on the Louisiana Action Coalition website; https://www.louisianafutureofnursing.org/2020-coh-summit.
“The LAC hopes that everyone accepts the call to action to align our strengths to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to address the social determinates of health and health disparities that disproportionately impact Louisiana’s citizens” said Cynthia Bienemy, PhD, RN, director of the Louisiana Center for Nursing and Louisiana Action Coalition co-lead. “Many healthcare workers and support staff have put their lives and the lives of their families at risk to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people that were stricken with COVID-19. It is for this reason that LAC felt it extremely important for us to come together virtually this year to not only recognize these Heroes, but to also continue the very important work of addressing the social determinants of health and health disparities that continue to plague our communities and have been amplified during the pandemic. A collective response to these challenges is needed to leverage Louisiana’s assets and drive the improvement of health outcomes.”
The Summit consists of two half-days on October 27th and 28th from 9am to 12:30pm. The agenda includes four speaker topics including “Nurses Leading Collaborative Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health through Resilience and Equity During a Global Public Health Emergency”. The agenda also includes two panel discussions including “Mental Health and the Community – Suicide, Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence”.
Learn more about the Louisiana Action Coalition at www.louisianafutureofnursing.org.