Agenda: September 13, 2005

08:45 am - 10:15 am

MCH Champions Respond: Federal, State and Local Dialogue

Peter C. van Dyck, MD, MPH
Nan Streeter, RN, MS
Mary Balluff, MS

How do we effectively meet the needs of women and children in our rapidly changing political environment? Don't miss this opportunity to hear the perspectives of our federal, state and local leaders as they give their thoughts on how we can stay the course and assure the health of all our mothers and children. This session will provide an opportunity for you to ask questions as we work collectively to improve health outcomes for all.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Plenary IV – Sustaining the Sparks: Vision for Our Future


Speaker: Magda G. Peck, ScD

Many of us have been working to improve the health and well-being of women, children and families for years; others are newer to the field. Regardless, we are in it for the long haul, for what choice do we have but to keep doing the work so that all shall thrive on our "watch"? We share a vision and combined purpose for urban maternal and child health; we also share an increasingly difficult challenge. Dr. Magda Peck, founding CEO of CityMatCH will share some early pearls from her "Invisible Heroes Project," launched during her recent sabbatical. Hear how long-standing leaders in the fight for social justice for women and children’s health sustained their "spark" as champions of change through even the darkest of times.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Conference Closing

The conference was brought to a close by the beautiful young voices of the choir from OD Wyatt High School. Their performance included arrangements of Over the Rainbow, Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and We Shall Overcome with an encore number of I Believe I Can Fly.

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