Track 5 - Healthy Populations and Communities (Chronic Disease

Infectious Disease & Resilience)

Sharing Session - 90 Minutes

F7 - A Community Playbook for Tackling the Root Causes of Chronic Disease

Wednesday, July 11
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Balcony M

Learn about exciting new ways communities are applying bold, cross-sector, and data-driven approaches when tackling social determinants of health (SDOH). Hear from two communities that are part of the BUILD Health Challenge—a program strengthening partnerships between community-based organizations, hospitals and health systems, and local health departments to drive sustainable improvements in health. Participants will gain insight into how each of these innovative public health departments leveraged dynamic cross-sector partnerships, community engagement, and systems change to reshape health in their communities.


Social Determinants of Health, Partnerships & Collaborations, Tobacco

Melissa Monbouquette

Program Officer
de Beaumont Foundation

Melissa Monbouquette is a Program Officer at the de Beaumont Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to strengthen and transform public health in the United States. In her role, she is responsible for managing a portfolio of grants focused on cross-sector collaboration, social determinants of health and upstream approaches to health improvement, and workforce development in the public health sector. She joined the de Beaumont Foundation team in Fall 2012.

Monbouquette came to the de Beaumont Foundation from the Office of the President & CEO at the National Children’s Museum in Washington, DC. In addition to providing administrative coordination and board relations, she worked extensively with the communications and development teams in support of the museum’s national capital campaign. Prior to the Museum, she coordinated administrative and media relations support in the Office of the Vice President at the Pew Research Center. She previously served in an outreach and development role at the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain.

Monbouquette holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in English & Spanish Literature and is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University.


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Jodi E. Dyer, MSW, LMSW

Community Health Improvement Coordinator
New Orleans Health Department

Jodi Dyer, MSW, LMSW is the Community Health Improvement Coordinator at the City of New Orleans Health Department. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at Loyola University of New Orleans and her Master of Social Work degree in Social Innovation and Leadership with a specialization in macro level interventions from Boston College. Since Jodi joined the City of New Orleans Health Department in 2015, she has served as the head of the Healthcare Access and Community Health Improvement programs. In her current role as the Community Health Improvement Coordinator, Jodi regularly convenes partners across sectors to inform the Community Health Improvement efforts such as the Community Health Assessment (CHA) and the Community Health Improvement Plan.


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Mary Singler, MEd, MCHES

Manager, Health Promotion
Northern Kentucky Health Department

Mary Singler, M.Ed., MCHES, is a Health Promotion Manger for the Northern Kentucky Health Department. She is responsible for managing staff that implement county and district initiatives in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, tobacco, diabetes management and substance abuse prevention. Mary is a certified health education specialist at the masters level (MCHES) and is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine. She has worked in health promotion in a variety of settings including a multinational corporation, not-for-profit organization and government.


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F7 - A Community Playbook for Tackling the Root Causes of Chronic Disease


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