How to Participate

Register today to get access to our virtual summit platform! Attendees will be able to participate in our virtual poster program through the following ways:

  • Visit virtual poster presentation rooms and view posters.

  • Leave questions about the poster in the chat thread. The poster presenters will answer the questions in the chat thread or via Zoom Office Hours. Participants who leave questions in more than 3 different chat threads will be entered into the draw for two prizes (eGift Card).

  • Join our joint Zoom Office Hours to ask questions to the poster presenters. Participants who join a joint office hour will be entered into the draw for a prize (eGift Card) as well. View our Agenda to find out which poster presenters are scheduled for each Office Hour session:

    • Office Hour 1 - Monday, October 26, 1:00-1:30 pm EDT 

    • Office Hour 2 - Monday, October 26, 3:30-4:00 pm EDT

    • Office Hour 3 - Tuesday, October 27, 1:00-1:30 pm EDT

Please contact Soojin Conover (soojin.conover@bmc.org) with questions.

Community Leadership Stories Responding to COVID-19

Data-Driven Trust-Based Philanthropy for COVID-19 Response

  • Mary Miller, PhD, Data and Policy Manager at United Way of South Hampton Roads

  • Office Hour 1 - Monday, October 26, 1:00-1:30 pm EDT

A Beautiful Mess: Pivoting Family Play Week to a Virtual Platform

  • Dinah Shepherd, Co-founder and Co-director of First Teacher

  • Office Hour 1 - Monday, October 26, 1:00-1:30 pm EDT

Responding to Immigrant Students Needs Through a Village Model

  • Geralde V. Gabeau, PhD, MPH, Executive Director, Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI-USA)

  •  Office Hour 3 - Tuesday, October 27, 1:00-1:30 pm EDT

 

Wellness in the Workplace – Going Virtual & Trauma-informed: Philadelphia ACE Task Force Leaders Share Their Skills on Managing and Mitigating Secondary Traumatic Stress During COVID

  • Carolyn Smith-Brown, Project Manager at Health Federation of Philadelphia

  • Office Hour 1 - Monday, October 26, 1:00-1:30 pm EDT

 

Literacy and Justice for All: Supporting Teachers and Families through COVID-19 and Beyond

  • Ryan Lee-James, PhD, CCC‑SLP, Director of the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School

  • Office Hour 3 - Tuesday, October 27, 1:00-1:30 pm EDT

Data Story

Measuring Collaboration and Systems Alignment in the Treatment of Pregnant Mothers with an Opioid Use Disorder

  • Gina Hofert, MA, SUN Project Manager at Cabarrus County Partnership for Children

  • Office Hour 3 - Tuesday, October 27, 1:00-1:30 pm EDT

Disparities in Food Insecurity Among Maryland Middle School and High School Students

  • Nikardi Amorine Jallah, MPH, Epidemiologist at Maryland Department of Health

  • Office Hour 2 - Monday, October 26, 3:30-4:00 pm EDT

The Intersection of Environmental Justice and the Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education Pilot Program in Southeastern Massachusetts

  • Jessica Burkhamer, MA, Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education Coordinator at Massachusetts Department of Public Health

  • Office Hour 2 - Monday, October 26, 3:30-4:00 pm EDT

  

Role Models! Exploring Organizational Positions in the Literacy Ecosystem

  • Meghan Orman, MA, PhD Student at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education

  • Office Hour 3 - Tuesday, October 27, 1:00-1:30 pm EDT

 

Mississippi CHAMPS Initiative: Integrating Communities to Reduce Breastfeeding Disparities

  • Tawanda Logan-Hurt, BSW, CLC, Northern Region Breastfeeding Coordinator at Mississippi State Department of Health, Greenwood

  • Office Hour 2 - Monday, October 26, 3:30-4:00 pm EDT

Exploring Heat Vulnerability and Cooling Resources in the City of Boston

  • Mayuri Jain, MPH Student at Boston University

  • Office Hour 3 - Tuesday, October 27, 1:00-1:30 pm EDT

 

Modeling Health Data of Interest to Community-Based Organizations in New Bedford, MA

  • Komal Peer, MS, PhD Candidate at Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health

  • Office Hour 2 - Monday, October 26, 3:30-4:00 pm EDT

Picking up the Pieces: Building a Better Child Care System Post-COVID-19

  • Dionne Dobbins, PhD, Sr. Director of Research at Child Care Aware of America

  • Office Hour 2 - Monday, October 26, 3:30-4:00 pm EDT

Parenting for Liberated Healthy Children

  • Olivia R. Orta, ScD, Epidemiologist at Epiunderground and the Boston University, School of Public Health

  • Office Hour 1 - Monday, October 26, 1:00-1:30 pm EDT

 

The Role of Trauma and Stigma in Disordered Eating and Excess Weight in Pregnancy and Postpartum: Implications for Early Parenting

  • Heidi Bergmeier, PhD, Research Fellow at Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University, Australia

 

Child Wellbeing Community Needs Assessment Survey

  • Julia Slayne, Student at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine

2020 Virtual Poster Program

Welcome to the virtual poster program!

We have wonderful and inspiring posters that share data storytelling work and community leadership stories responding to COVID-19. Please take a look at the posters any time during the Summit, and interact with the poster presenters in a couple of different ways!

 

All posters will currently be presented in English. We encourage you to participate and engage in the language that feels most comfortable for you and we will do our best to practice inclusivity.

Vital Village is a network of residents and organizations committed to maximizing child, family, and community well-being. Vital Village is based at Boston Medical Center.

https://www.vitalvillage.org/

Question?

vital-village-summit@bmc.org

 

A Spanish version of our website is underway! We are very excited to practice language justice and appreciate your patience. Thank you!  

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