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2018 Annual Chronic Disease Partners Meeting/ Better Choices, Better Health® Meeting

Better Together: Improving Health for All

Conference Location
Highland Conference Center, Mitchell, SD

Keynote Speakers

Robyn Taylor, MBA

Health EquityConsultant for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Robyn Taylor, MBA is the Health Equity Consultant for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and has over 20 years of public service, including having served as the assistant director of the Office of Health Equity at the Ohio Department of Health. Robyn leads the NACDD Health Equity Council (HEC) – a member driven council that connects all health equity program staff and those interested in health equity – in knowledge sharing, brainstorming, problem solving, and best practice dissemination


George Rust, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM

Professor at FSU College of Medicine in Tallahassee, FL

George Rust, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM is a Professor at the FSU College of Medicine in Tallahassee, FL, where he also directs the Center for Medicine and Public Health. Board-certified in Family Practice and Preventive Medicine, his expansive career with health associations and medical & educational institutes has consistently focused on primary healthcare and community health for those in greatest need, and on charting a path to health equity. Dr. Rust is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and is the recipient of numerous local, state, and national awards for teaching and service.

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Hotel Information:

  • Comfort Inn & Suites
    • 605.990.2400
    • 2 Queen Bed Rooms for $119.99/night
    • Group Name: Black Hills Special Services
  • Hampton Inn
    • 605.995.1575
    • Standard Rooms for $101.00/night
    • Group Name: Black Hills Special Services

This conference will…

  • Provide examples of reducing health disparities.
  • Help community organizations, public health organizations and clinical providers make health equity a priority.
  • Offer presentations on national and local chronic disease prevention and health promotion efforts.
  • 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

Robyn Taylor, MBA

Health EquityConsultant for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Robyn Taylor, MBA is the Health Equity Consultant for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and has over 20 years of public service, including having served as the assistant director of the Office of Health Equity at the Ohio Department of Health. Robyn leads the NACDD Health Equity Council (HEC) – a member driven council that connects all health equity program staff and those interested in health equity – in knowledge sharing, brainstorming, problem solving, and best practice dissemination


George Rust, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM

Professor at FSU College of Medicine in Tallahassee, FL

George Rust, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM is a Professor at the FSU College of Medicine in Tallahassee, FL, where he also directs the Center for Medicine and Public Health. Board-certified in Family Practice and Preventive Medicine, his expansive career with health associations and medical & educational institutes has consistently focused on primary healthcare and community health for those in greatest need, and on charting a path to health equity. Dr. Rust is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and is the recipient of numerous local, state, and national awards for teaching and service.

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