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Roadmaps & Intersections

Roadmaps and Intersections is an annual convening of Healthy San Gabriel Valley (HSGV). Through this conference, HSGV aims to create a synergistic effect among organizations in the San Gabriel Valley, across sectors, that include health care systems, education, government, business and non-profit, as well as community stakeholders.

HSGV embraces the many assets of the region, and as a result, convenes this annual forum to highlight the many cross-sector initiatives and best practices in our region.

In 2021, Roadmaps and Intersections went virtual because of the pandemic. Held May 7, 2021 over Zoom, this year’s conference featured a shorter 2-hour format packed with dynamic speakers under the theme, “Individuals and Communities—Achieving Health and Wholeness Together.”

The pandemic has exposed the long-standing inequalities that cut across multiple levels of society, leading to adverse outcomes for the most vulnerable among us. This year’s theme brought speakers today from health care systems, education, business and non-profits to discuss the intersection of equity and health and how social determinants impact health and wellbeing.

If you missed the conference or just want a refresher, choose from the list of highlighted speakers below to download their presentation.  

AGENDA

INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES– ACHIEVING HEALTH AND WHOLENESS TOGETHER

WELCOME AND OVERVIEW
Debra M. Ward, MPH
Chief Executive Officer, YWCA of San Gabriel Valley
Backbone Organization, Healthy San Gabriel Valley (HSGV)

Cross-Sector Systems to Achieve Health
Miki Carpenter, MPH, PhD
Director of Community Resources, City of Azusa
Chair, Healthy San Gabriel Valley (HSGV)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Social Determinants of Health: A Medical Professional’s Journey

Raynald Samoa, MD
Endocrinologist, City of Hope

Game Changers in Health: Rethinking the Role of Hospital Systems
Portia Jones, MBA
Manager, Community Health, Kaiser Permanente

Education and Health
Selena Barajas-Ledesma, MSW, Ed.D.
Coordinator, LA County Office of Education, Community Schools Initiative

Jobs and Health
Amy Foell, M.A.T.
Workforce Development Consultant, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Communities Achieving Health

Arleen F. Brown, MD, Ph.D.
Internal Medicine/Researcher, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Youth Voices Supporting Wholeness
Arroyo High School Garden Club (El Monte)
Azusa Youth for Emotional Wellbeing

CLOSING REMARKS
Debra M. Ward, MPH
Chief Executive Officer, YWCA of San Gabriel Valle

Roadmaps & Intersections

Roadmaps and Intersections is an annual convening of Healthy San Gabriel Valley (HSGV). Through this conference, HSGV aims to create a synergistic effect among organizations in the San Gabriel Valley, across sectors, that include health care systems, education, government, business and non-profit, as well as community stakeholders.

HSGV embraces the many assets of the region, and as a result, convenes this annual forum to highlight the many cross-sector initiatives and best practices in our region.

In 2021, Roadmaps and Intersections went virtual because of the pandemic. Held May 7, 2021 over Zoom, this year’s conference featured a shorter 2-hour format packed with dynamic speakers under the theme, “Individuals and Communities—Achieving Health and Wholeness Together.”

The pandemic has exposed the long-standing inequalities that cut across multiple levels of society, leading to adverse outcomes for the most vulnerable among us. This year’s theme brought speakers today from health care systems, education, business and non-profits to discuss the intersection of equity and health and how social determinants impact health and wellbeing.

If you missed the conference or just want a refresher, choose from the list of highlighted speakers below to download their presentation.

AGENDA

INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES– ACHIEVING HEALTH AND WHOLENESS TOGETHER

WELCOME AND OVERVIEW
Debra M. Ward, MPH
Chief Executive Officer, YWCA of San Gabriel Valley
Backbone Organization, Healthy San Gabriel Valley (HSGV)

Cross-Sector Systems to Achieve Health
Miki Carpenter, MPH, PhD
Director of Community Resources, City of Azusa
Chair, Healthy San Gabriel Valley (HSGV)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Social Determinants of Health: A Medical Professional’s Journey

Raynald Samoa, MD
Endocrinologist, City of Hope

Game Changers in Health: Rethinking the Role of Hospital Systems
Portia Jones, MBA
Manager, Community Health, Kaiser Permanente

Education and Health
Selena Barajas-Ledesma, MSW, Ed.D.
Coordinator, LA County Office of Education, Community Schools Initiative

Jobs and Health
Amy Foell, M.A.T.
Workforce Development Consultant, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Communities Achieving Health

Arleen F. Brown, MD, Ph.D.
Internal Medicine/Researcher, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Youth Voices Supporting Wholeness
Arroyo High School Garden Club (El Monte)
Azusa Youth for Emotional Wellbeing

CLOSING REMARKS
Debra M. Ward, MPH
Chief Executive Officer, YWCA of San Gabriel Valle