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HEAL Summit 2017 – Resources

Thank you for attending LiveWell’s 2017 HEAL Summit

About the HEAL Summit: LiveWell Colorado’s HEAL Summit is the premier annual convening that brings together Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) leaders from throughout the state of Colorado and beyond. The purpose of the Summit is to share expertise and provide learning and practical experience for those focused on improving access to healthy living in Colorado. A wide range of participants, including leaders from municipalities, public health, non-profits, the private sector, and the philanthropic community gather to share expertise, challenges and exciting new developments regarding HEAL. The strength of the annual event lies in the powerful breakout sessions that are provided, allowing participants to meet and learn from each other.   Below are resources from the various breakout sessions, keynotes and exercises.


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2017 HEAL Summit Attendee List



 9:15 a.m.                            Registration  – Break – Aspen I, II Lobby


10:00 – 10:15 a.m.            Welcome

                                                Gabriel Guillaume, President & CEO, LiveWell Colorado


10:15 – 11:10 a.m.            Keynote & Conversation

Dwayne Wharton, Director of External Affairs, The Food Trust

Keynote Presentation

Interview with Director of Food Systems – Wendy Peters Moschetti

11:15 – 12:30 p.m.            Breakout SessionsBeyond The Couch: How a Community Center Helped Local Residents Become More Active and Healthy – Aspen III B & C

Strategies for Securing Local and State Transportation Dollars – – Aspen IIIA

Special session for local food coalitions with Dwayne Wharton, The Food Trust – Apen I, II – Main Ballroom                                             

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.              Lunch, Awards, and Networking

      • Presentation of the Governor’s Healthy Community Award
      • Presentation of HEAL Cities & Towns Plaques

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Data into Action: Using School Health Data to Inform Equity

      • Andrea Pulskamp, MPA, Senior Project Manager, The Colorado Education Initiative
      • Lorin Scott-Okeblom, School Health Specialist, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
      • Mariana Del Hierro, MA, Healthy Kids Colorado Survey Coordinator, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break – Aspen I, II Lobby

2:45 – 4:00 p.m.                Breakout Sessions

Using Data to Engage Communities and Inform Placemaking – Aspen III B & C

      • Kayla Gilbert, Active Living Program Manager, Denver Department of Public Health & Environment
      • Rebecca Gernes, Active Living Program Coordinator, Denver Department of Public Health & Environment
      • Jill Locantore, Associate Director, WalkDenver
      • Debbie Wilmot, Public Information Officer, City of Lafayette
      • Kyle Sargent, MPP, Program Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation

Growing Solidarity in Our Rural Food Movement – – Aspen IIIA

      • Gretchen Groenke, Founder, Thriving Lives


4:05 – 5:00 p.m. Fast and Furious:

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception – Pre-function West Lobby




7:45 – 8:30 a.m.                 Breakfast – Break – Aspen I, II Lobby


8:30 a.m.                              Welcome & Day One Wrap Up


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.              Keynote & Conversation

Keynote Presentation

Interview with President & CEO – Gabriel Guillaume

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.            Break – Aspen I, II Lobby

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.            Breakout Sessions

Let’s Talk Colorado: Mental Health Messaging Dissemination in a Community with a Focus on Healthy Living – Aspen III B & C

      • Patty Boyd, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Tri-County Health Department
      • Sheila Lynch, MCP, AICP, Built Environment and Health Manager, Tri-County Health Department
      • Trish Stiles, Town Administrator, Town of Bennett Colorado
      • Corren Lind, Assistant to Town Administrator, Town of Bennett Colorado
      • Monica Younger, Behavioral Health Coordinator, Town of Bennett Colorado

Mobilizing Community to Win a Healthy Kids’ Meals Campaign – Aspen I, II – Main Ballroom

      • Tessa Hale, Healthy Beverage & Food Advisor, Boulder County Public Health
      • Elaina Verveer, Executive Director, Empowerment Center of East County; Program Advisor, Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee
      • Ignacio Perez, Youth Leader, Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee
      • Eden Pilar, Youth Leaders, Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee

11:30  – 12:30 p.m.           Lunch and Networking

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.              Breakout Sessions

How Schools Work and How to Work with SchoolsAspen III B & C

      • Sara Linn, Professional Development Consultant, RMC Health
      • Madeline Morrissey, MPH, Professional Development Consultant, RMC Health

Healthy Food Access: A Community Wide Approach in Rural Colorado – Aspen IIIA

      • Dana Wood, Garfield Healthy Communities Coalition Coordinator, Garfield County Public Health
      • Drew Schelling, RD, Public Health Nutritionist and Cooking Matters Coordinator, Garfield County Public Health
      • Carla Farrand, Garfield County Director, 4H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Science Agent
      • Ciara Low, Co-Founder, UpRoot Colorado
      • Alice Steindler, Assistant Principal, Rifle High School
      • Miguel Gonzalez, Student, Rifle High School
      • Arleth Gonzalez, Student, Rifle High School


2:00 – 3:00 p.m.                GOCO School Yard Initiative: How GOCO and Local Governments Work Together

      • Erika Meyer, Youth Initiatives Program Coordinator, Great Outdoors Colorado
      • Laura Cardon, Communications Coordinator, Great Outdoors Colorado
      • Traci Wieland, Recreation Superintendent, City of Grand Junction
      • Vicki Woods, Principal, Orchard Avenue Elementary


3:00 – 3:30 p.m.                Closing Remarks and Evaluations