Town Hall @ THEARC

Building Community Resilience in DC

A discussion of local work to build a resilient nation -- right here in DC!

On Thursday, April 19thBuilding Community Resilience (BCR) convened local partners - including from DC's Chief Resilience Officer from the Office of the City Administrator, the Early Childhood Innovation Network, legislative staff from the DC Council Committee on Health, Mary’s Center, and others -  to describe local resilience work being done through programs, practice change and policy efforts. BCR seeks to improve the health and life outcomes of children, families, and communities by addressing the Pair of ACEs – adverse childhood experiences in the context of adverse community environments. By aligning systems large and small, the BCR process supports co-created solutions that enable communities to not only ‘bounce back’ in the face of adversity, but bounce forward. Read more about BCR in DC & our work to inform DC’s Resilience Strategy

PLEASE WATCH THE RECORDED LIVESTREAM HERE
 

What: Town Hall – Building Community Resilience in DC
When: Thursday, April 19th, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Where: The Black Box Theater @THEARC
1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020

 

Topics discussed:

  • Welcome to THEARC: Rashsaan Bernard, President of THEARC
  • Kevin Bush, Chief Resilience Officer, DC Office of the City Administrator
  • Wendy Ellis, Building Community Resilience Project Director & Dr. Bill Dietz, Chair of the Redstone Global Center for Prevention & Wellness, GWU School of Public Health
  • BCR Video Screening: "Transformations in Program & Practice"
     
  • Introduction to the Early Childhood Innovation Network (ECIN): Dr. Lee Beers, Children's National & Dr. Matt Biel, MedStar Georgetown
  • Innovative Practice Change to Build Community Resilience: Learn how pediatricians at Children's National and Unity Health Care are changing their practices to address the 'Pair of ACEs'
    Featuring: Dr. Lee Beers & Dr. Binny Chokshi of Children's National, Dr. Matt Biel of MedStar Georgetown, Dr. Nia Bodrick of Unity Health Care
  • Community-Based Programs to Build Community Resilience: Hear how DC's innovative community programs are building resilience throughout the District.
    Featuring:  Ambrose Lane, Jr. of the Wards 7 & 5 Health Alliance Network, Marisa Parrella of Mary's Center, Dr. Melissa Clarke of Medical Home Development Group
  • Local Policy Change to Build Community Resilience: Learn how family-serving sectors in DC are coming together and driving local policy change.
    Featuring: Osa Imadojemu, JD, MPH, Deputy Director at the DC Council Committee on Health, Sarah Barclay-Hoffman of Children's National, Dr. Olga Acosta Price of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University 
BCR Background: 
Building Community Resilience is a national collaborative and network – based at the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health – that seeks to improve the health and life outcomes of children, families, and communities. Teams in five cities across the country are using the BCR process and tools to help their communities not only ‘bounce back’ in the face of adversity, but bounce forward. Twice yearly, BCR convenes our teams from around the country to share and learn from one another in making systems change to address the ‘Pair of ACEs’ – adverse childhood experiences in the context of adverse community environments. To learn more about BCR, watch our "Two Years into Our Journey" video. Building Community Resilience is led by Wendy Ellis, DrPH (c), BCR Project Director, with Bill Dietz, MD, PhD, Chair and Director of the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness.
 
Questions? Email us: resilientcommunities@gwu.edu