Evelyn Hayes Innovations in Healthcare Symposium

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The Spring 2019 Evelyn Hayes Innovations in Healthcare Symposium presents SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ADDICTION: LOOKING AT THE CURRENT LANDSCAPE & ENVISIONING THE FUTURE THROUGH DIFFERENT LENSES. The symposium will examine one of the major public health issues of our time through two-panel discussions offering different perspectives, resource tables, and a poster session. Panelists include Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, Domencia Personti – CEO at Bracebridge Hall, Recovery Centers of America, and Rita Landgraf, director of the Partnerships for Health Communities. 


12:30-1:00pm – Registration// Resource Tables
1:00-1:15 pm – Welcome: Rita Landgraf
1:15-2:15 pm – Behavioral Health Consortium Panel 

Moderator: Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long 
•    Sandy Gibney – Access and Treatment
•    Joshua Thomas – Changing Perceptions and Stigma
•    Tamera Fair – Corrections and Law Enforcement 
•    Kim Lowman – Data and Policy
•    Michelle Marinucci – Education and Prevention 
•    James Ellison – Family and Community Readiness 
2:15-2:30 pm – Refreshments// Resource Tables 
2:30-3:30 pm – Panel Discussion 

Moderator: Rita Landgraf
•    Don Keister – Founder, attack Addiction and Parent
•    Stephanie King – Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, Connections Community Support Programs, Inc. 
•    Benjamin Fleury-Steiner – Professor, UD Dept. of Sociology & Criminal Justice 
•    Domencia Personti – CEO at Bracebridge Hall, Recovery Centers of America 

3:30- 3:45 pm – Audience Q&A
3:45 pm – Wrap-Up/ Next Steps/ Call to Action


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Monday, April 8, 2019 at 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Tower at STAR, Audion
100 Discovery Blvd, Newark DE 19713

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