Division of Health Systems & Policy

Health Systems Management Conference Archive


October 28, 2010
Tenth Annual Center for Global Health Systems, Management, and Policy Conference
“Show Me the Outcomes: Put Evidence to Work & Create Healthier Communities”

The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine's Center for Global Health Systems, Management, & Policy-in conjunction with Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County, Sinclair Community College, and the Hittner Community Event-sponsored this interdisciplinary conference on health outcomes. The annual conference focused on three areas: 1) why are outcomes important, 2) how are outcomes determined, and 3) examples of successful applications. Download the Show Me the Outcomes brochure for the conference agenda.

Speakers and Presentations

James Gross, M.P.H., Health Commissioner, Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County
Download the presentation Get Up Montgomery County: A Community-Wide Healthy Lifestyles Initiative for Kids and Families (PDF)

Bill Mase, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati
Download the presentation Public Health Workforce Trust Measures: Comparative Analysis of T1-T2 Measures Across Two LHD's and Organizational Responses to Economic Hard Times (PDF)

Glen Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Download the presentation Practice Variation in Public Health: Using Evidence to Improve Outcomes (PDF)

Elizabeth Walker, M.S., National Association of State Boards of Education
Download the presentation What's Happening Across the Nation in our Schools? A Look at Nurtrition and Physical Activity (PDF)


September 9, 2009
The Spectrum of Fetal Alcohol Disorder

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Speaker: Luther K. Robinson, M.D.

Dr. Robinson's presentation was part of a week-long observance to raise awareness of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), which can have negative life-long effects on children and their families. FASD is 100 percent preventable, and when it does occur, it is often misdiagnosed.

Luther K. Robinson, M.D., is with the State University of New York School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and is Director of Dysmorphology and Clinical Genetics in the Division of Genetics of the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo at Kaleida Health. He conducts studies on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in the United States, Russia, Europe, and South Africa, and was a member of the first National Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects.

March 11, 2009
Summit on Public Health: Improving Healthy Lifestyles in the Miami Valley

The Center's 9th annual conference was jointly sponsored by Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County, the Hittner Community Health Event and Sinclair Community College. The 2009 Annual Conference focused on improving healthy lifestyles within the Miami Valley to prevent chronic disease. Our keynote speaker was Steven Aldana, Ph.D., one of the leading health experts in the nation. Dr. Aldana authored the inspirational book titled "The Culprit and The Cure," which provides common sense advice on proper nutrition and regular exercise. Download the Summit on Public Health brochure (PDF) for the conference agenda.

Download the presentation on Children's Health in the Miami Valley (PDF) by James R. Ebert, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., Oscar Boonshoft Chair and director of the Center for Global Health Systems, Management and Policy. All other presentations may be found on the GetUp Montgomery County website.


April 8 & 11, 2008
Workshop to Address the Psychological Aspects of Mass Traumatic Events

Ruvie Rogel, co-CEO of the Community Stress Prevention Center at Tel Hai College, Israel, visited Dayton in April 2008 to teach students in the Master of Public Health program and conduct a series of statewide workshops for first responders on the Psychological Aspects and Consequences of a Mass Traumatic Event for First Responders and The Victims. An expert on populations under stress, Ruvie Rogel's research has focused on the psychological aspects of emergency preparedness. He has extensive experience in responding to community emergencies throughout the world, including in Israel, Sri Lanka, and post-Katrina Mississippi Gulf Coast areas. Mr. Rogel made his presentations at the Franklin County Health District in Columbus and Public Health of Dayton & Montgomery County in Dayton.

February 20, 2008
Eighth Annual Global Health Systems, Management, and Policy Conference
“Future Health: Is Preventive Care the Future of Health Care?”

The 8th Annual Conference for the Center for Global Health Systems, Management, & Policy focused on the issue of prevention. "Future Health: Is Preventive Care the Future of Health Care?" began with the perspective of the economics of creating a health care system that focuses on prevention, including measuring the successes and outcomes of prevention, prevention in the clinical setting, and how we educate the public on the value of prevention vs. the cost of treatment. The public health's role in prevention, preventing childhood obesity, quality measures in prevention, creating healthy lifestyles, and understanding how/if the underinsured/uninsured get preventive care also were addressed.

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You may download the following handouts from the conference:


March 27, 29 & 30, 2007
“Delivering Traumatic Public Health News to Populations”

This was a hands-on workshop designed to guide participants through the various psycho-social issues surrounding risk communication and traumatic media announcements. The workshop is a joint effort between the Emergency Preparedness Program and Global Health Systems Program within the Center for Global Health Systems, Management, and Policy; the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology; and the International School of Community Emergency Management in Israel. Three workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on three separate dates at the following locations: March 27 at the Franklin County Health District; March 29 at the Montgomery County Combined Health District; and March 30 at the Hamilton County Health District. Cost is $25 per participant (lunch provided).

February 21, 2007
Seventh Annual Global Health Systems, Management, and Policy Conference
“Eating Ourselves Sick: The Health and Economic Challenges of Obesity”

The seventh annual conference from the Center for Global Health Systems, Management, and Policy will illustrate the burgeoning impact of the obesity epidemic.

"Eating Ourselves Sick: The Health and Economic Challenges of Obesity" will start off with the basic epidemiology of obesity. The morning will then focus on the economics of obesity from the perspective of the employer and the fast food industry. We finish the morning learning lessons on how the military and public health institutions approach the obesity epidemic. After lunch, the sessions will illustrate how programs in physician offices and child and adolescent programs can have an impact on obesity in our community. We finish the day with breakout sessions to brainstorm on new ideas for clinical, community, and policy approaches to dealing with obesity.

Please join us for a community discussion of both a social and medical epidemic, one that we can control! See the conference brochure (PDF) for more information. (This file requires Adobe Reader, a free download.)

Wright State University (WSU) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This educational activity is awarded a maximum of 6 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should only claim credit for time that he/she spent in the activity.

University of Findlay, School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education and complies with the Criteria for Quality for continuing pharmacy education programming. The program is approved for 6.0 contact hours (0.6 CEU's). The Universal Program Number (UPN) is 449-000-07-001-L04.


October 26, 2005
Sixth Annual Health Systems Management Conference
“Breaking the Bank: The Rising Costs of Health Care”

The Sixth Annual Conference focused on "The Rising Costs of Health Care." See our brochure (PDF) for more information.


October 27, 2004
Fifth Annual Health Systems Management Conference
“Leading & Managing Change in Health Care’

This conference showcased two separate panels of three speakers presenting on "Topics of Change" and "Managing the Process of Change." Breakout sessions allowed participants to interact with the speakers of their choice. The format focused on interaction with primarily local and regional participant involvement. For further information, see our Conference Overview (PDF) and Conference Agenda (PDF).

March 21, 2004
Fourth Annual Hittner Community Health Program:
“How Does a Community Work to Reduce Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease?”

Carol Bryant Payne, M.S.N., Dr.P.H., an expert in community health and in cardiovascular disease and disparities for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Baltimore, Maryland, will serve as the visiting lecturer for our Fourth Annual Hittner Community Health Event. She will present a community-wide lecture on "Health in America: Why Does Race Matter?" on Sunday, March 21, at Shiloh Church, 5300 Philadelphia Dr. at North Main Street, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The theme of the event is "How Does a Community Work to Reduce Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease?" There also will be an associated health fair and performances by the Voices of Fellowship gospel singers that evening. For more information, see the Hittner Program flyer (PDF).

The Hittner Community Event is an endowed program, funded by Zoe and Bob Hittner, M.D., to address issues of health or health care as they interface with faith, culture, social or public policy concerns. The 2003 lectureship was jointly sponsored by Sinclair Community College, the Shiloh Church, Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association, Good Samaritan Hospital and Boonshoft School of Medicine, and funded by a grant from HHS (NHLBI) to the Division of Health Systems Management, an identified Education Dissemination Utilization Center for cardiovascular risk factor reduction.


October 29, 2003
Fourth Annual Health Systems Management Conference:
“Our Health Care System in 2010: Who Plays / Who Pays?”

This conference consisted of workshops dedicated to creating a vision of what health care will be like in 2010. Based on the success of the previous two years, the format was highly interactive and focused on workshops, interaction, and primarily local and regional participant involvement. View the conference brochure (PDF) for the agenda and workshop topics.

Sara R. Collins, Ph.D., senior program officer for health policy, research, and evaluation at The Commonwealth Fund, was the conference keynote speaker. She has co-authored several reports and issue briefs on health insurance issues and health policy for the Fund, which is a private foundation that supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. Her responsibilities there include survey development, research and analysis, as well as project development and management for the Fund's Task Force on the Future of Health Insurance. Prior to joining the Fund, Collins was associate director/senior research associate at the New York Academy of Medicine, Division of Health and Science Policy. Previously, she was an associate editor at U.S. News & World Report, where she wrote articles on economics and health care, including the Clinton health reform effort. She also was a senior economist at Health Economics Research in Boston. She holds an A.B. in economics from Washington University and a Ph.D. in economics from George Washington University.

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Third Annual Hittner Community Health Program
“Social Marketing: Tools for Improving the Health of a Community”

Robert Hornik, Ph.D., Wilbur Schramm Professor of Communication and Health Policy at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, served as the visiting lecturer for our Third Annual Hittner Community Event. Dr. Hornik presented a community-wide lecture on "Social Marketing: Tools for Improving the Health of a Community" April 28, at the Shiloh Church. This evening focused on social marketing to promote cardiovascular risk factor reduction. There also was an associated "health fair" for the community that day. The lecture was targeted at the health care/professional/education community and the general community.

March 2, 2003 - Follow-Up Session
Third Annual Health Systems Management Conference:
“Clinical Quality - A Workshop for Practical Skills Development”

This follow up was designed to help participants in our November 13, 2002, conference evaluate their progress and gain additional skills and resources to keep moving ahead. Participants learned first hand from other teams in similar settings how they approach problem solving and data collection. What did they do that worked? What didn't? Experts on team development - measuring skills, PDSA process, idealized office design, the safety issues we all face and where we are going in this community to improve and/or change the health care systems offered advice. Read the program flyer (PDF) for more information.


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“Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century”

This conference focused on the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) report issued in 2001, "Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century," which highlights the challenges facing health care and provides a framework for dramatic change. The conference featured a panel of local and national speakers focusing on strategies for quality improvement in the health care system. Speakers included James Battles, Ph.D., from AHRQ; Allan Khoury, M.D., Ph.D., from Kaiser Permanente, Ohio; Doug Magenheim, M.D., MBA, from MediSync Midwest, Inc.; Meenakshi Patel, M.D., M.M.M., from Valley Medical Center; Richard Schuster, M.D., M.M.M., from Health Systems Management, WSU School of Medicine; Sam Shalaby, M.A., M.S., from General Motors Corp., Troy Tyner, D.O., from Grandview Medical Center; and Peter Wong, Ph.D., MBA, R.Ph., from Good Samaritan Hospital.

These are PDF files of PowerPoint presentations from the conference. You will need the free download Adobe Reader to view them.

Last edited on 08/26/2016.