Agenda at a Glance*

Tuesday, October 6
12:00 – 4:00 pm

Virtual pre Summit Workshop (Optional)
ecoAmerica Climate for Health Ambassadors Certificate Training

12:00 pm – 12:10 pm
Welcome/Overview
Speakers: Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES®, SOPHE Chief Executive Officer
Heidi Hancher-Rauch, PhD, CHES®, SOPHE Trustee, Advocacy & Resolutions

1:20 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Introductions and Program Overview
Speakers: Rebecca Rehr MPH, Director of the Climate for Health Program, ecoAmerica
Eryn Greaney, Programs and Policy Coordinator, SOPHE

12:35 pm – 1:30 pm
Climate Change Overview and Climate Impacts on Health
Speakers: Rebecca Rehr, MPH, Director of the Climate for Health Program, ecoAmerica

1:20 pm – 1:35 pm
Break

1:35 pm – 2:20 pm
Solutions, Benefits, and a Just Transition
Speakers: Meighen Speiser, Executive Director, ecoAmerica
Rebecca Rehr, MPH, Director of the Climate for Health Program, ecoAmerica

2:20 pm – 2:30 pm
Break

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Let’s Talk Health and Climate Communications
Speaker: Meighen Speiser, Executive Director, ecoAmerica
Rebecca Rehr, MPH, Director of the Climate for Health Program, ecoAmerica

3:00 pm – 3:40 pm
Advocacy: The Art of the Dance
Speaker: Alexis Blavos, PhD, MCHES®, SUNY Cortland
Eryn Greaney, Programs and Policy Coordinator, SOPHE

3:40 pm – 4:00 pm
Wrap-up: Next Steps for Certificate
Speaker: Rebecca Rehr, MPH, Director of the Climate for Health Program, ecoAmerica

Tuesday, October 13
12:00 pm – 6:15 pm

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Welcome to the 22nd Health Education Advocacy Summit
Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES®, SOPHE Chief Executive Officer
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES®, SOPHE 2020-2021 President and Professors and Co-chair, Dept. of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory Rollins School of Public Health

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Keynote I – The Impact of Climate on Health: A Social Justice Imperative
Jalonee L. White-Newsome, PhD, Senior Program Officer, Kresge Foundation

1:15 pm-1:30 pm
Break

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Concurrent Session A
A1-Leveraging Social Media to Influence Representatives and the Community to Advocate for Health
Jennifer Evans, PhD, MCHES, D-SAACP, Texas A&M University
Megan Burroughs, PhD, Bradley University
Sara Fehr, PhD, CHES®, Texas A&M University

A2-Bringing Evidence to Policy: How a Research to Policy Collaboration is Bridging the Gap at the State and Federal Level
Christine Jovanovic, PhD, MPH, University of Texas
Taylor Bishop Scott, PhD, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
Deanna M. Hoelscher, PhD, R.D.N, L.D., C.N.S., F.I.B.N.P.A, UTHealth School of Public Health
Joel Romo, BA, The Cooper Institute

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Plenary Panel I: Health Impacts of Climate on Vulnerable Populations

Climate and Children’s Health
Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH, Executive Director for the Children’s Environmental Health Network

Climate and Aging Populations
Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute (invited)

Climate and Native American Populations
Nikki Cooley, Diné, MF, Co-Manager, Tribes & Climate Change Program, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, Office of Native American Initiatives, Northern Arizona University

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Break

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Concurrent Session B
B1- Advocacy Instruction During a Crisis: Preparing and Adapting our Methods
Alexis Blavos PhD, MCHES®, SUNY Cortland
Jodi Brookins-Fisher, PhD, FESG, MCHES®, Central Michigan University
Heidi Hancher-Rauch, PhD, MCHES®, University of Indianapolis
Amy Thompson, PhD, FESG, CHES®, University of Toledo

B2-Planning and Implementing a Climate Change Adaption Action Plan for Effective Public Health Communications: Lessons from the Community Advocacy COPE Group and the California Wildfires
Valerie Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES®, California State University

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Break

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Plenary Panel II: Methods for Building the Movement

Employing Photovoice to Develop Community Based Advocates around Climate and Health
Jean Breny PhD, MPH, Southern Connecticut State University
Breanna DeLeon, BS, Southern Connecticut State University

Harnessing the Power of Special Interest Groups for Public Health Gain
Wendy Hyde, MEd, CHES®, Baldwin Wallace University, Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Break

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Plenary III: Celebrating 70 Years of SOPHE Advocacy & Town Hall
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES®, SOPHE 2020-2021 President and Professors and Co-chair, Dept. of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory Rollins School of Public Health
Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES®, SOPHE Chief Executive Officer

Wednesday, October 14
12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

12:00 pm -12:05 pm
Welcome/Overview of Day 2
Eryn Greaney, Programs and Policy Coordinator, SOPHE

12:05 pm – 12:45 pm
Keynote II – Climate Change Communication
Edward Maibach, PhD, MPH, Professor and Director, Center for Climate Change, George Mason University

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Plenary Panel IV – No Health without Planetary Health: Engaging Youth
Claudia Meier Magistretti, PhD, IUHPE Vice-President for Partnerships, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Jake Sallaway-Costello, PhD, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

1:15 pm-1:20 pm
Break

1:20 pm – 2:05 pm
Concurrent Session C

C1- Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change on Nutrient Density in Food: A Scoping Review Study
Kat Sisiler, MPH, MPAff, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

C2- Building a Culture of Advocacy through Dissent and Innovation Leadership
Christina Tuell, MS, CHES®, The University of Houston
Rachel Helbing, MLIS, MS, AHIP, The University of Houston

2:05 pm–2:30 pm
Break

2:30 pm –3:15 pm
Concurrent Session D

D1- Teaching and Mentoring Advocacy: Comprehensive and Creative Ways to Build Students’ Skills
Heidi Hancher-Rauch, PhD, MCHES®, University of Indianapolis
Jessica Koons, University of Indianapolis
Samantha Elly Mundt, University of Indianapolis

D2-Community Engagement through Community Air Monitoring and the Implementation of an Environmental Justice Training Curriculum
Chanell Grismore, DrPH, MPH, MCHES®, Loma Linda University

3:15pm-3:20 pm
Break

3:20 pm- 4:05 pm
Plenary V – Making the Local Public Health Connection
Cheslea Gridley-Smith, PhD, Director, Environmental Health, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

4:05 pm-4:10 pm
Break

4:10 pm- 4:55 pm
Plenary VI – The “Ask” on Climate Change
Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES, Chief Executive Officer, SOPHE
Adriane Casalotti, MPH, MSW, Director, Government Affairs, NACCHO

4:55 pm-5:00 pm
Break

5:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Plenary VII – Life on the Hill and Prepping for Hill Day
Sherri Lou Santos, MPH, staff to Rep. Diana DeGuette (CO-1st District) and Chair, APHA Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section, and Former APHA Congressional Fellow

5:30 pm- 5:45 pm
Closing/Wrap Up

Q and A
Instructions for Hill Visit Planning Sessions

Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hill Visit Kickoff
Planning meetings with delegations will take place for 30-minute time slots throughout the two afternoons.

Monday, October 19-Friday October 23
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Virtual meetings with congressional offices throughout the week.

*Agenda subject to change