January 10-11, 2004
For information regarding the First Annual Leadership Conference from 2002, click here.
The National Leadership Conference for Students in Healthcare is meant to serve as a national forum for the leadership of the nations largest and most diverse student organizations representing various health and health-related disciplines to: 1) build and strengthen relationships; 2) learn about our nation's prevention agenda, Healthy People 2010; and 3) develop collaborative student projects and initiatives to achieve Healthy People 2010 objectives. Based on feedback from the first National Leadership Conference for Students in Healthcare, meeting objectives were developed to provide students with information and skills to help facilitate greater interaction among the participating students and their organizations. Additionally, several workgroups were incorporated into the meeting agenda to help promote this interaction. Meeting objectives include the following:
Objective 1: Hear CDC Director Julie Gerberding speak about building partnerships among and between students and professionals to improve public health infrastructure and health outcomes.
Objective 2: Gain insight into perspectives and initiatives of health and health related professional student organizations and share ideas with fellow student leaders from multiple disciplines.
Objective 3: Share lessons learned throughout history about national student movements aimed at collaborating to improve health.
Objective 4: Learn about and develop effective collaborative leadership skills.
Objective 5: Learn about and discuss practical and conceptual models for collaborative, interdisciplinary student projects.
Objective 6: Discuss how organizations participating in the SHA can partner in the coming year to help mobilize students to achieve Healthy People 2010 objectives.
Objective 7: Expand the number of major national organizations participating in the Student Health Alliance by enlisting the most representative national student organizations in pharmacy, social work, psychology and ophthalmology.
Objective 8: Discuss social, financial and political implications of future SHA recommendations to foster and improve collaboration among students and professionals to achieve Healthy People 2010 objectives.
Objective 9: Develop action items and next steps.
Addressing the nursing shortage - Kaye Bender, RN, PhD, FAAN
Effective Collaboration Utilizing Partnerships - Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN
Maureen Y. Lichtveld Questions
Medicine and Public Health Initiative - Jay H. Glasser, PhD , MS President, MPHI
Perspectives on the national health workforce - Maureen Y. Lichtveld, MD, MPH