More than 170 invitation-only attendees, a solid program and slate of presenters, and serendipitous timing (the day before a special legislative session on Medicaid reauthorization!) all helped make yesterday’s Mississippi Health Summit 2013 a big hit with participants, and further solidify the College of Health’s reputation for leadership in the health and wellness arena.
Focal topics included access to primary care, the emerging health insurance marketplace, and the perennial favorite of partnership and collaboration to improve health outcomes in our very health-challenged state. Speakers were all top-notch; among them – cardiologist Michael Mansour, internist and media personality Rick DeShazo, state epidemiologist Thomas Dobbs, and state insurance commissioner Mike Chaney.
Kudos to Ryan Kelley, CoH external relations director and chief organizer, his local support team, the steering committee that planned the program and lined up speakers, and everyone else that made this third annual Summit a super event. The feedback has been nothing but positive.