In Youngstown: 201 E Commerce St., Suite 150 - Youngstown, OH 44503 • P: 330.743.5555 • F: 330.743.1802
In Warren: 147 W. Market St. - Warren, OH 44481 • P: 330.469.6832 • F: 330.394.5601

Innovations Conference 2018: Collaborating for a Healthier Mahoning Valley

January 18, 2018 | 8:00 AM-3:00 PM

Jewish Community Center
505 Gypsy Lane | Youngstown, OH 44504



Or register by phone: 330-743-5555

$20 per person includes continental breakfast and lunch; $15 for each additional registrant from the same organization

Register by January 11, 2018


Everyone Plays an Important Role in Creating a Healthy Community

The best way to make long-term, sustainable change is to work together! Join us for Innovations 2018, a daylong conference that will explore ways to effectively collaborate and mobilize the community to make lasting change, as well as examine strategies and best practices to address two of the most pressing issues impacting the health of Mahoning Valley residents- healthy, affordable food and safe, suitable surroundings that promote an active lifestyle.

Together, we will strengthen our skills and identify steps to work collectively and take action to create and sustain a healthier Mahoning Valley!


8:00-8:30 AM  Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 AM  Welcome, Overview of Innovations 2018
Shari Harrell, President, Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley

8:45-10:00 AM Keynote: Embracing Collaborative Discomfort (Read description)
Natalie S. Burke, President & CEO, CommonHealth ACTION

10:00-10:15 AM Break

10:15-11:00 AM Session 1: From Awareness to Action: Developing a Healthy Community Partnership (Read description)
Patricia Sweeney, Health Commissioner, Mahoning County District Board of Health
Frank Migliozzi, Health Commissioner, Trumbull County Combined Health District

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Session 2: Walk! Bike! Ride! (Read description)
David Shipps, AICP, Ohio Office Director, Toole Design Group

12:00-12:45 PM Networking Lunch
Connections to Grantmaking and Adult Recess

12:45-1:45 PM Session 3: Healthy Food Retail: Improving the Availability of Healthy Food in Retail Settings (Read description)
Ann Stahlheber, Grant Program Manager, Prevention & Wellness & Healthy Communities, Cuyahoga County Board of Health

1:45-2:45 PM Session 4: A Place to Play: How Parks and Green Spaces Can Improve Public Health (Read description)
April Mendez, President, Fresh Coast Communities
Ian Beniston, Executive Director, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation
Matt Martin, Executive Director, Trumbull Neighborhood Development
Tiffany Graham, Project Director, LAND studio
Moderator: Chris Thompson, President, Civic Collaboration Consultants, LLC

2:45-3:00 PM Call to Action and Closing Remarks



Business Casual- Please leave your ties at home!


IC_MapAttendees are to park in the Northside Medical Center Parking Garage- Level C and above, located on the north side of Gypsy Lane directly across from the entrance to the Jewish Community Center. Individuals requiring handicap parking may park in the Main Parking Lot.

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