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2010 Healthy Communities Conference

On May 6th, the 2010 Health Communities Conference was held in Lexington, Kentucky.  You may view the presentations and video below.

Keynote Speaker

Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH (view bio)
Arkansas State Surgeon General
Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity
(view video of presentation)

Welcome - William D. Hacker, MD, FAAP, CPE (view bio)
Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Public Health
(view video presentations by Dr. Hacker and Dr. Washington)

Healthy Communities - Regina R. Washington, DrPH (view bio)
Director, Division of Prevention and Quality Improvement
Kentucky Department for Public Health
(view presentation)

Healthy Communities Panel (view video of panel presentations)

  • Rhonda Bowling, Jackson County view bio
  • Steve Moses, Harrison County view bio
  • William L. Jordison, Madison County view bio
  • Lisa Hinkle, YMCA view bio
  • Regina Stout, ACHIEVE view bio
  • Marigny Bostock, Mayor's Health Hometown Movement, Louisville view bio

Addressing Physical Activity and Obesity Among Racial and Ethnic Communities in Kentucky

Torrie Harris, DrPH
Director, Office of Health Equity
Kentucky Department for Public Health
(view bio) (view presentation)


Food Policy

Mark Swanson, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior
College of Public Health, University of Kentucky
(view bio) (view presentation)

Worksite Wellness As Part of  Healthy Community

Teresa Lovely, CHES, Business Coordinator for Worksite Wellness
DPH Obesity Prevention Program and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
(view bio) (view presentation)

24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools

Paul Kiser, PhD, Adjunct Faculty, Bellarmine University
Director, Kentucky ACTION
(view bio) (view presentation)

Promoting Physical Activity in a Child Care Setting

Aaron Beighle, PhD, Assistant Professor (view bio)
Heather Erwin, PhD, Assistant Professor
Kinesiology and Health Promotion, University of Kentucky
(view presentation)

Shaping Kentucky's Future: Obesity Policy Update

Andrea Plummer, Kentucky Youth Advocates
(view presentation)

Smokefree Communities

Ellen Hahn, DNS, RN, Professor
College of Nursing, University of Kentucky
(view bio) (view presentation)



Last Updated 5/25/2010