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.

Beginning September 2017, 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

JAN 26      Calhoun County Community Report Card

FEB 23       Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention
                   Angela Blood, Regional School Health Coordinator, Calhoun ISD
                   Patricia Smith, Violence Prevention Program Coordinator, MDHHS
                   Angela Deal, Clinical Lead / Youth Services, Summit Pointe
                   John Moore, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Olivet College
                   Patricia Smith_MDHHSAngela Deal_Summit Pointe
                   Angela Blood_CISD, John Moore_Olivet College

MAR 23      From Data to Action: A Community Response to Health Needs
                   presenter:  Regional Health Alliance
                  *Addressing provider shortages and prospective job growth in health careers

APR 27      The Impact of Aging in Calhoun County
                   Karla Fales, Carewell Services SW
                   Alex Lueth, CentraCare (PACE)
                   Carl Gibson, Ph.D, Calhoun County, MI Office of Senior Services
                   Impact Of Aging in Calhoun County Presentation

MAY 25      2017 ALICE Report and Data Conversation
                  Matt Lynn, United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo
                  Nancy Lindman, Michigan Association of United Ways
                  Brian Pittelko, W.E. Upjohn Institute
                  ALICE Report Summary MI Calhoun and Kalamazoo County 2017

JUNE 16    Legislative Breakfast
                  sponsored by:
                  Battle Creek Community Foundation
                  United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo
                  The Coordinating Council
                  2017 Legislative Breakfast Presentation

JULY/AUG   No Meeting

SEPT 7     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      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

If there are specific issues that you would like to have addressed at a monthly meeting please email