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 2019

March 14, 2019 | 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Jewish Community Center
505 Gypsy Lane | Youngstown, OH 44504

Keynote Speaker: Karen Washington

We know that collaboration is necessary to help ensure the Mahoning Valley is strong, healthy and thriving. However, we will only achieve these goals if community partners are working and building trust together.

Join us for Innovations 2019, a daylong conference where residents, nonprofits and businesses, as well as government and other community leaders will explore how to work together, despite often having different terminologies and systems.

Through the power of connection and community, we will strengthen relationships, sharpen our skills and identify collective actions to address health inequities and move us closer to achieving a common goal of a healthier Mahoning Valley.

Register by March 7, 2019
$20 per person includes continental breakfast and lunch

Did you miss registration? Limited spots may still be available. Call 330-743-5555 to inquire. 

This year’s conference will allow attendees to customize their experience by selecting from various sessions to attend throughout the day. Review of session options is recommended before registration. Full details are available here.

8:00 – 8:30 AMRegistration and Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 AMWelcome
8:45 – 10:00 AMKeynote
"How Does Food Justice Show Up in Your Work and in Your Community?"
Speaker: Karen Washington, Farmer and Activist,
Co-Owner of Rise & Root Farm and Co-Founder of Black Urban Growers
10:00 – 10:15 AMBreak and Stretch
10:15 – 11:05 AMConcurrent Sessions A
1- "Leveraging Public Investments for Improved Public Health"
2- "Health in Action: Building a Culture of Community Health"
3- "Improving Health Through Safer Neighborhoods "
11:10 – 12:00 PMConcurrent Sessions B
1- "Overcoming Barriers to Health Equity with Smart Policy Solutions"
2- "Outside The Hospital Walls: How Healthcare Systems Are Moving
Their Work into The Neighborhood"

3- "Defining Our Future Today: Community Leaders Creating Change"
12:00 – 12:45 PMNetworking Lunch and update from the Healthy Community Partnership- Mahoning Valley
12:45 – 2:00 PMConcurrent Sessions C
1- "Food for a Week: Peeling Back the Layers of Food Insecurity"
2- "Creating Safe Routes to Everywhere"
3- "Creating Inviting, Exciting Parks and Green Spaces in Our Neighborhoods "