The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network) is pleased to work with our co-sponsors and partners again this year to discuss best practices for increasing investments by health and healthcare institutions in communities. Building on prior events that explored the connection between housing and health, this event will feature tactical discussions about ways to increase investments in communities from the healthcare sector, such as through partnerships between health care institutions and housing and community development organizations. This event aims to bring together members of the Network, health institutions, and other interested parties. 

The exciting agenda includes renowned speakers and policy experts from our region and state.  Our sessions will explore opportunities for investment and innovative partnerships. We will highlight successful examples of these collaborations as they take hold in communities across New Jersey.  

Special Offer for Summit Attendees: $10 Off Under One Roof Registration
Every person in attendance at the 2018 Healthy Homes and Communities Summit on August 1 will receive a coupon good for $10 off registration to Under One Roof 2018. This coupon can even be used on top of the Under One Roof early bird discount! To take advantage of this special offer, you must be at the Healthy Homes & Communities Summit. Register today to guarantee your seat!

Wednesday, August 1
George Washington Ballroom at the Trenton War Memorial
Time: 9am-4pm
Tickets: $30 for Network Members | $50 for Non-Members

AGENDA (Click here for a printer friendly version)

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Opening Remarks

  • Leslie Stivale, Vice Chair, HCDNNJ Board of Directors

9:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Morning Plenary: Healthcare Institutions' Roles in Community Development

10:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Panel: How can collaboration between healthcare institutions and housing and community development organizations be mutually beneficial?

  • Harold Simon, Executive Director and Publisher, Shelterforce (moderator)
  • Josh Leopold, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute
  • Brian Rahmer, Vice President of Health and Housing, Enterprise Community Partners
  • Kendra Smith, Director of Social Determinants of Health, ProMedica

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Presentation on Health Impact Assesments

  • Karen Lowrie, Edward J. Bloustien School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch & Discussion

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Keynote: Nationwide Children’s Health Neighborhoods Healthy Families Initiative

  • Angela Mingo, Community Relations Director, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Charles A Richman, Executive Director, NJ Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Panel: How can collaboration between healthcare institutions and housing 
and community development organizations be increased in New Jersey?

  • Victoria Brogan, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, New Jersey Hospital Association (moderator)
  • Suzanne Ghee, Assistant VP, Strategic Business Growth & Community Health Engagement, Virtua Health, Inc.
  • Ronice Bruce, SouthWard Newark Health Initiative
  • Michellene Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, RWJBarnabas Health
  • Florence Kariuki, MHA, RN, Clinical Design Lead, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ
  • Carrie Maksin, Program Supervisor, PATH & Enhanced Supportive Housing 

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

  • Staci Berger, President and CEO, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey

***All speakers are confirmed, unless noted with an asterisk, which indicates they have been invited.


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