Healthcare Georgia Foundation is accepting session proposals for Connections 2020, its ninth, biennial statewide convening of grantees, partners, and community leaders. The theme of this year’s conference is “Health Equity: Setting the Table,” and embraces how various social determinants – the broad range of social, economic, and environmental factors – shape health behaviors and access to healthcare.
Connections 2020 aims to strengthen nonprofit health organizations by convening statewide attendees to: 1) promote networking and a learning community; 2) provide Georgia-based nonprofits with opportunities for collaboration; and 3) share experiences and accomplishments by featuring exemplary work by the Foundation’s grantees.
The Foundation will accept session proposals related to the theme of the conference from organizations located in Georgia. Organizations are encouraged to collaborate with other partners in a single session. The Foundation also strongly encourages that while designing a session, organizations consider: how to lift new voices and include diverse perspectives; allow for thoughtful reflection and candid conversations; incorporate case studies, videos or technology demonstrations; and leave the audience with take-away tools/resources they can use when returning to their organizations and communities. Those selected will be notified by December 2019.
Topics of interest were identified from more than 40 submissions to the Foundation’s Call for Topics and include, but not limited to those listed below:
- Behavioral Health Access and Treatment
- Census 2020: Strategies to Ensure an Accurate Count
- Collaborations and Partnerships: Going Far Together
- Evaluation Using an Equity Lens
- Food Insecurity
- Health Literacy and Education
- Health and Housing
- Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health
- Poverty/Economic Development
- Primary Care Access
- Race/Ethnicity: Addressing Health Disparities
- Rural Health
- Social Impact Investing
- Workforce/Student Development and Training
Session proposals are due by Friday, October 18, 2019 by 5 PM EST. Please click on the document below to view the full Call for Sessions Proposal Instructions. You can submit a session proposal using the link provided below.