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Annual Chronic Disease Partners Meeting

Bridging Healthcare & Community

Pre-Conference Conference Location
Highland Conference Center, Mitchell, SD

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Keynote Speakers

MATT LONGJOHN, M.D., M.P.H.

National Health Officer,
VP Community Integrated Health
YMCA of the USA

Matt Longjohn, M.D., M.P.H., is the National Health Officer and the Vice President for Evidence-Based Health Interventions and Community Integrated Health at YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), overseeing a team of experts charged with developing evidence-based solutions and scaling them through the Y’s 900 nonprofit associations and 10,000 program sites.

Ann M. Forburger, MS


Senior Consultant and Community-Clinical Linkages Lead
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Ann Forburger has 28 years of experience in public health, specifically in the area of chronic disease prevention and control at the state and national levels. Ms. Forburger is currently a Senior Consultant and Lead for Community-Clinical Linkages with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) where she leads national efforts to support state health departments in diabetes prevention and control and other chronic diseases.

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This conference will…

  • Provide examples of creating sustainable, effective linkages between the clinical and community settings to improve access to preventive and chronic care services.
  • Help community organizations, public health organizations and clinical providers make linkages and develop partnerships.
  • Offer presentations on national and local chronic disease prevention and health promotion efforts as it relates to community clinical linkages.
  • Provide an opportunity to network with other Chronic Disease State Partners.
  • Provide updates on the Chronic Disease State Plan.

Who should attend:

  • Chronic Disease State Partners
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Health Advocacy Staff
  • Coalition Members
  • Worksite Wellness Staff
  • Tribal and Indian Health Partners

Contact Brooke Lusk for more information:

Black Hills Special Services
221 S. Central Ave., Suite 33
Pierre, SD 57501

(605) 224-6287 ext 1536
(605) 224-8320 fax
blusk@tie.net

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Keynote Speakers

MATT LONGJOHN, M.D., M.P.H.

National Health Officer,
VP Community Integrated Health
YMCA of the USA

Matt Longjohn, M.D., M.P.H., is the National Health Officer and the Vice President for Evidence-Based Health Interventions and Community Integrated Health at YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), overseeing a team of experts charged with developing evidence-based solutions and scaling them through the Y’s 900 nonprofit associations and 10,000 program sites.

Ann M. Forburger, MS


Senior Consultant and Community-Clinical Linkages Lead
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Ann Forburger has 28 years of experience in public health, specifically in the area of chronic disease prevention and control at the state and national levels. Ms. Forburger is currently a Senior Consultant and Lead for Community-Clinical Linkages with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) where she leads national efforts to support state health departments in diabetes prevention and control and other chronic diseases.

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