LCHE 2018 Health Summit is March 20 in Baton Rouge

The Louisiana Center for Health Equity (LCHE) will hold its statewide conference, the 2018 Health Summit: Engaging Communities for a Healthier Louisiana, on March 20 at Pennington Biomedical in Baton Rouge.

Along with its summit partners, LCHE and the Campaign for Healthcare for Everyone – Louisiana in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Health-Office of Public Health will serve as the collective hosts.

The conference is designed to share knowledge among a broad audience with the goal of developing a framework for the mobilization of communities to address social and economic gaps that impact the health of Louisiana residents.

This year’s summit will build upon the work done in the 2016 and 2017 Health Summit’s. The preliminary agenda can be viewed at

The speaker lineup includes:

-The Honorable John Bel Edwards, Governor of the State of Louisiana

-Senator Regina Barrow, Chair, Select Committee on Women & Children, Louisiana State Senate

-Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, Office of the Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge

-Dr. Parham Jaberi, Assistant Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health

-Patti Rose, EdD, Rose Consulting and Faculty Member, Florida Atlantic University’s Graduate School of Business, Author, Health Disparities, Diversity, and Inclusion, Context, Controversies and Solutions, First Edition

-Dr. Corey Hebert, CEO, Community Health TV, Assistant Professor LSU, Assistant Professor, Tulane University, Chief Medical Officer, Dillard University

-Judy Lubin, PhD, MPH, Center for Urban and Racial Equity

-Jennifer Mathis, JD, MA, Deputy Legal Director & Director of Policy & Legal Advocacy, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

-Michael McKnight, BS, Vice President of Policy & Innovation, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

-Alexander Lu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Francis Marion University

-Ritney Castine, Principal and Chief Strategist, Imagine Greater

-J. T. Lane, MPH, Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Services, LLC

-Sarah M. Gillen, MPH, Chief Operating Officer, Louisiana Public Health Institute

The summit will be held at the C.B. Pennington, Jr. Building Conference Center, 6400 Perkins Rd. from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tickets may be obtained at