Community Engagement Conference
Partnering to Advance Health and Wellness

January 24–25, 2018
The Ohio Union

Join this two-day conference and gain professional development and networking opportunities related to supporting health and wellness in communities.

“For nearly 150 years, our mission has been to elevate our communities through the creation and dissemination of knowledge,” said Ohio State President Michael V. Drake. “Through this first-of-its-kind event, Ohio State will focus on expanding our engagement and scaling our efforts to address issues that affect us all.”

Faculty, staff, students and community partners are coming together for The Ohio State University’s inaugural Community Engagement Conference. Designated as a Carnegie community-engaged institution, Ohio State is reaffirming its land-grant covenant with the people of Ohio, the nation and the world through meaningful partnerships that make a measurable impact on resolving the issues of our time.

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Featured Speakers

Conference Keynote
Provost’s Discovery Themes Lecture:
Dr. Donna Shalala

Trustee Professor of Political Science and Health Policy, University of Miami

Donna E. Shalala is Trustee Professor of Political Science and Health Policy at the University of Miami. She served as President of the Clinton Foundation from June 2015 to March 2017 ...

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Amy Rohling McGee

President, Health Policy Institute of Ohio

McGee has served as the president of HPIO, a nonpartisan, independent nonprofit organization that provides information and analysis to state policymakers and others ...

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Charles Rutheiser

Charles Rutheiser is a Senior Associate in the Center for Community and Economic Opportunity at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. A former faculty member at Bryn Mawr College...

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Connect with partners from across the university and the state to help solve the health and wellness problems facing Ohio.

Coming together as a community

This event made possible by Ohio State’s Alumni Association, Discovery Themes Initiative, Office of International Affairs, Office of Outreach and Engagement, Office of Research, Office of Student Life, OSU Extension, University Libraries and Wexner Medical Center.