Program Details

Population health, social determinants, community health, public health – no matter what terminology you choose
it is clear that obtaining quality, affordable, and effective healthcare takes more than one entity – It Takes A Village!

The Virginia Healthcare Consortium, in its inaugural event, will bring together leaders and advocates from various healthcare and community organizations to participate in an open panel discussion and breakout into work groups, as we collaborate around the Healthy People 2020 initiatives in the Hampton Roads area.

Collaborating in workgroups, we will openly work toward addressing two of the biggest areas of concerns as it pertains to social determinants of health within the Hampton Roads area, Interoperability and Social and Cultural Competency. Attendees will also have the opportunity to submit any specific questions they may want to ask our panelists.


Karen Reed, Director of the Division of Multicultural Health and Community Engagement
Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health Equity

Karen Reed has over 20 years of professional experience in public health-related agencies within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Currently, she provides leadership and direction as the Director of the Division of Multicultural Health and Community Engagement (DMHCE), within the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health Equity. The DMHCE focuses on minority and …read more.

Dr. Kimberley Mercer, LCSW, MSW, Clinical Practice & Education Specialist
Children’s Hosptial of The King’s Daughters

Dr. Kimberley Mercer has over 30 years of professional experience in Healthcare and Social Initiatives. Her current role is with Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) as the Clinical Practice and Education Specialist where she coordinates Master level social work and counseling internships and practicum program. She also conducts behavioral health assessments and…read more.

Amy Charnley Paulson, MPH, AE-C, CINCH Director & Instructor
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Amy Paulson has over 20 years’ experience in public health program management.  Ms. Paulson has served as Executive Director of the Consortium for Infant and Child Health (CINCH) since 2006.  She is an Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School and Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.  As the Executive Director of CINCH, she is responsible for…read more

Event Details

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – 9:00am – 12:00pm, Registration opens at 8:00am.

Old Dominion Entrepreneurial Center
1006 Visual Arts Building
Norfolk, VA 23529

There are no registration costs. 

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