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2022 BWIAH Provider Meeting

Building on Community Strengths for Health and Justice

Save the Date!

The Bureau of Women, Infant and Adolescent Health (BWIAH), along with ACT for Youth, Cicatelli Associates, Inc., and John Snow, Inc., will convene a virtual Provider Meeting in 2022.


The virtual event will take place Tuesday, July 19 - Thursday, July 21, 2022.


This professional development and networking event is for providers funded by the New York State Department of Health BWIAH. Under the theme of Building on Community Strengths for Health and Justice, we look forward to offering presentations and workshops on:
  • Centering community voices and creating action
  • Building capacity for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice
  • Building organizational strengths
  • Additional timely topics

BWIAH 2022 Provider Meeting Program


We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers and plenary panel:

Keynote: Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH
Dr. Hardeman will examine the impacts of racism and social determinants of health -- particularly police violence -- on maternal, infant, and child health outcomes. Dr. Hardeman's areas of expertise include maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, health equity, structural racism, population health, and medical education.

Community Panel: Angela M. Douglas and Randi Bregman
Angela Douglas and Randi Bregman of Vera House will facilitate a discussion of how anti-racism and anti-oppression work are a vital part of partner relationships with our community. Building trust and engagement requires leveraging our values and institutional power to invest in ally and accomplice work. Angela and Randi will be joined by community leaders to share their journey together in eliminating harm and increasing justice. Panel members will include Monu Chhetri, Lindsay Ryan, Koy Adams, LoriKim Alexander, Tanner Effinger, Sequoia Kemp, and Mike Leonelli.

Keynote: Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MSEd
Caring professionals are at increased risk of burnout because of their continued exposure to the most passionate themes of human existence. In this talk, Dr. Ginsburg will discuss principles of self-care and internal resilience to help us all take the steps we need to replenish ourselves.


Registration information has been emailed to program supervisors.

Programs are expected to participate, registering at least two and no more than three attendees for each agency program. The Provider Meeting will offer workshops appropriate for those in administrative/supervisory roles and for direct service and educator staff.

Registration is limited to three participants per agency program (i.e., three participants from each CAPP, FPP, HFNY, HS, NFP, PICHC, PREP, SRAE, or SVP agency program). We are happy to be able to increase the number of participants for this year! We will maintain a waiting list for programs wanting to send more than three people.


Contact your technical assistance provider or DOH program manager.

We look forward to an exciting and engaging meeting!


This event is pending approval from The New York State Department of Health.

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