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CONFERENCE  ::  April 6, 2015

Mind, Body, Spirit Presentations from "Mind, Body, Spirit: Integrating Behavioral and Physical Health"

On April 6, 2015, the Office of Women's Health and the Los Angeles Alliance for Community Health and Aging cohosted "Mind, Body, Spirit: Integrating Behavioral and Physical Health," at The California Endowment.

The Plenary Session was titled, "The Intersection of Physical and Behavioral Health in Creating Healthier Individuals and Communities."
Concurrent workshops focused on the topics of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia; Best Practices on Service Integration and Programs; Caregiving; and Wellness Programs.

Welcome and Introduction
Ellen Eidem, MS, Director, Office of Women's Health
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Cynthia Harding, MPH, Interim Director
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

GROUP POEM: When I Think of Mind, Body, Spirit, I Think of....
Led by Erika Gist, MPH, CHES Project Manager
Health Education Administration, Office of Communications and Public Affairs, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

PLENARY PANEL
"The Intersection of Physical Health and Behavioral Health in Creating Healthier Individuals and Communities"
Moderator: Cynthia Banks, Director, Los Angeles County Community and Senior Services

WORKSHOP 1: Our Memory - Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

  • Margaret Gatz, PhD Professor of Psychology, Gerontology and Preventive Medicine
    University of Southern California

WORKSHOP 2: Best Practices on Service Integration and Programs
Moderator: Carlotta Childs-Seagle, LCSW, Deputy Director, Older Adult System of Care Bureau, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 

GENESIS-LAC+USC VIP Co-Location Program
  • Sarah Gelberd, MD   Senior Physician and Medical Director
    Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Older Adult System of Care Bureau and GENESIS
  • Louise Ye, MD   Fellow in Geriatrics at LAC+USC Medical Center
  • Eliette Montiel, LCSW   Psychiatric Social Worker
    Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Older Adult System of Care Bureau GENESIS Program

DMH/DHS Collaboration Program
  • Crystal Cianfrini, PhD Program Head
    DMH/DHS Collaboration Program, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
  • Stacy Ma Du Bois,LCSW - Mental Health Clinical Supervisor
    DMH/DHS Collaboration Program, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health


WORKSHOP 3: Caregiving, No Wonder So Many of Us Are Tired
Moderator: Donna Benton, PhD, Director, Older Adults, Pacific Clinics

  • Theresa Destito, LCSW Program Director
    Older Adult Mental Health Programs, Pacific Clinics
  • Carolina Boe, MSW Mental Health Therapist
    Older Adult Mental Health Programs, Pacific Clinics

WORKSHOP 4: Wellness Programs Across the Lifespan - From Worksites to Schools to the Community
Moderator: Julie Friedman, MPH, Director, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Education and Resource Center

  • Janina Lord Morrison, MD, MPH  Medical Director
    The Wellness Center at LAC+USC Medical Center
  • Amy Turk, LCSW   Chief Program Officer
    Downtown Women's Center
  • Lisa M. Garrett, JD  Director of Personnel
    Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources
  • Luis Pardo  Executive Director
    Worksite Wellness LA

GROUP ACTIVITY: The People's Choice
Led by Erika Gist, MPH, CHES Project Manager
Health Education Administration, Office of Communications and Public Affairs, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Why Integration Matters: Things to Think About
Juanita Watts, MD - Regional Coordinator for Women's Health
Southern California Kaiser Permanente Group

Concluding Remarks & Invitation to Join LAACHA
Laura Trejo, MSG, MPA - General Manager
City of Los Angeles, Department of Aging

Mindfulness Meditation
Kristen Lisanti, Mindfulness Facilitator
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

After the General Program, the Steering Committee of the Los Angeles Alliance for Community Health and Aging held a Luncheon Training Program to discuss the results of a recent member survey as well as learn about training on select evidence-based programs.

 
 
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