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Friday November 15, 2019

8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Abba's House 
Faith Building
5208 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343

8:00 – 8:30 Registration/Breakfast/door prizes

8:30 – 9:30  Welcome and Keynote     
                     Katherlyn Geter, Health Equity and the Social Determinants of Health                

9:45 – 10:45  Session I
                       Topic: Immigration and Health Equity - Speaker: Maria Vives, Early Childhood Educator, Signal Centers
opic: Opioids and Mental Health Panel
                                  Speaker 1Carleena Angwin, Hamilton County-Chattanooga Health Department, Chronic Disease 
                                                    Prevention Specialist/Addiction & Dependency Committee 
                                 Speaker 2Vanessa Spotts, Opioid Overdose Prevention Specialist, TN Department of Mental 
                                                    Health & Substance Abuse 
Topic: Healthy Mind, Body and Soul: How Community Gardens in Schools can AffecHealthy Changes for  
                                  Our Students Speaker: Renee, Step ONE 

11:00 – 12:00 Session II
                       Topic: Healthy Aging: Staying Engaged for Healthy Aging Speaker: Mariko TRSVP Program
                       Topic: The Dangers of E-Cigs and Vaping Speaker: Meg Bernard, Hamilton County-Chattanooga 
                                  Health Department, Tobacco Prevention Specialist  

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch/Awards Presentation

           12:45 - 1:45    Session III         

 2:00  – 3:00 Session IV
ETHICS Topic: Ethics Self-Care  Speaker: Terrie Ruff, Etowah Medical Center
                      Topic: Healthy Sexuality Speaker: Catherine Kercher

 3:15 - 4:15 - Closing Plenary

Workshops subject to change.

The conference workshops meet the licensing requirements for up to 6 continuing education credits for social workers in TN, AL & GA including up to 3 hours of social work ethics.  

Do you know someone who has displayed excellence in advocacy as a volunteer or social services professional? Do you know a program or organization that has created substantial community impact? Recognize an individual or organization for the Southeast Tennessee Community Impact Award, Professional of the Year or Volunteer of the Year.

Contact Theresa Jorgensen at for a nomination form or click the button below to complete your nomination online.

Nomination deadline November 1, 2019

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