Please join us for our forums to hear expert panelists discuss issues affecting our community. The topics are driven by community data and based on the Social Determinants of Health.

We will hold 6 forums each year that take place the first Thursday of every other month from 8-9:30am. We will not have a forum in July or August.

TIME:                8:00 – 9:30 AM
LOCATION:      SUMMIT POINTE  140 W. Michigan Avenue

SEPT 7, 2017     Equity: Community, Health, Education and Income
 Matt Lynn, United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo
 Diane Smith, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
 Beth Washington, Bronson Battle Creek and Kalamazoo
 Laura Williams, Harper Creek Public Schools

NOV 2, 2017      The Whole Child: Health, Community and Education
Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Early Childhood Education Program, Aquinas College; Founder, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative
Dr. Jianping Shen, Professor of Education Leadership, Research, and Technology, Western Michigan University
moderator: Kathy Szenda Wilson, BC Pulse

JAN 4, 2018         Health and Healthcare: Access, Community and Education
Mary Jo Byrne, Executive Director, Fountain Clinic
Vicki Easterwood, Navigation Specialist, Albion Health Care Alliance
SonJalita Hulbert, Community Development, AETNA Better Health
Amy Terry, System Director, Community Health at Bronson Healthcare
moderator: Adam Dingwall, TCC Leadership Cabinet Chair

MAR 1, 2018        Neighborhood and Built Environment
Reverend Faith Fowler, Cass Community Social Services
Chris Lussier, Community Development Manager, City of Battle Creek Community Development
Beverly Kelley, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity
Krista Trout-Edwards, Executive Director, Calhoun County Landbank Authority
moderator: Adam Dingwall, TCC Leadership Cabinet Chair

MAY 3, 2018         Economic Stability; Employment
Lee Adams, Director, South Central Michigan Planning Council; Director of Development, WE Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Dr. Randy Davis, Superintendent of Marshall Public Schools
Joe Sobieralski, President and CEO, Battle Creek Unlimited
Tony Warren, Calhoun ISD
moderator: Robert Elchert, United Way
*Including presentation of new TCC data website, MiCalhoun

JUNE 8                 Legislative Breakfast
Location: Baldwin Hall at Albion College , Albion, Michigan

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