Creating Accountable

Communities for Health:

Catalyzing Integrative Approaches to

Obesity and Mental Health 


Catalyzing Integrative Approaches to Obesity and Mental Health  

September 22nd, 2014

See Keynote Speaker Bios














Mimi Guarneri M.D., FACC

Founder and Director Taylor Academy for Integrative Medicine Education and Research, President Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine

The Science of Connection Leading from the Heart (pdf)





Scott Shannon, M.D.

Founder – Wholeness Center

American Board Integrative Health and Medicine

Integrative Approaches to Mental Health (pdf)











Jamie Harvie P.E.

Institute for a Sustainable Future

Commons Health Network

Community Health Needs and our Health Commons (pdf) 





Larry Yee, Ph.D.

Founder and Executive Director

The Food Commons

The Food Commons: A Values Model for Food, Health and Community (pdf)





Deb Nankivell, CEO

Fresno Business Council

Civic Stewardship of our Health Commons (pdf)






12:15     LUNCH





Movement to Models

Breakout Sessions




Nancy Cashman

Center City Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing and the Role for Healthcare (pdf)


Dawn Petroskas, R.N.

Catholic Charities

Hospital to Respite “Home Care for the Homeless” – A North Memorial Medical Center and Catholic Charities Pilot Partnership (pdf)


Laura Sandquist, DNP, RN

Health and Wellness Nurse Practitioner Touchstone Mental Health

Community Integrative Mental Health: Lessons from a Functional Wellness Model (pdf)


Dana Christmas

Northhome Children’s Services

Case Study: Healthy Food, Yoga and Stress Reduction in Community Based Care (pdf)


Elizabeth DeVaney, RN

Health Coach

Community Action Duluth

Health Coaching in Lincoln Park


Pam White NP

Health Empowerment Resource (HER) Center

Care Coordination: What’s the Deal? (pdf)

Bill Marks Director

Department of Food and Nutrition Services

Hennepin County Medical Center

Connecting Employee Health and Community Health:

Roof Top Gardens, Workplace CSA’s, Summer Food Service program and Food Pharmacy (pdf)



Jean Weiler

Hudson Hospital Manager of Nutrition

Hospital CSA's, Gardens









Working Session

Break Through Conversations






Closing and Next Steps




4:30 Adjourn



Conference Goals

  • Create a cross-sector cohort of community based prevention leaders and health commons stewards.

  • Learn community health creation strategies and linkages to social determinants of health

  • Translate the foundational role of integrative disciplines in health creation

  • Improve marketing, communications and fluency in the language of community prevention

  • Understand tools and strategies to support public health, business, community and healthcare collaborations and build new relationships
  • Develop shared understanding of interplay and approaches to mental health and obesity related health issues.