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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


William D. Hacker, MD, FAAP, CPE (view bio)
Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Public Health

Healthy Communities

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

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 (view bio)
Director, Office of Health Equity
Kentucky Department for Public Health

Breakout Sessions

Food Policy

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

Worksite Wellness As Part of  Healthy Community

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

24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools

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

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

Shaping Kentucky's Future: Obesity Policy Update

Andrea Plummer, Kentucky Youth Advocates

Smoke-free Communities

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