This week-long celebration — with events from all four UM System campuses — showcases the impact University engagement and extension programming have on addressing our state’s grand challenges. This year, UM System’s Extension and Engagement Week takes a closer look at Missouri’s health and well-being.
The impact of COVID-19 has brought public health concerns to the forefront. It also opens the door to new approaches and partnerships to improve health and well-being for all Missourians. Join us as Bethany Johnson Javois, President and CEO of the Deaconess Foundation, shares insights about improving health outcomes in her keynote session, “Missouri’s Unfinished Business.” A panel of state leaders will respond to this presentation and will share how organizations are working to strengthen the health infrastructure in Missouri.
Bethany Johnson Javois has earned the reputation for transforming a blank slate into the infrastructure and innovation necessary for building movements, organizations, and playbooks for change. As the CEO of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN), she built a fledgling organization into a cohesive, vibrant consortium of member institutions focused on improving accessibility, quality, and affordability of healthcare for St. Louis’s medically underserved residents. Ms. Johnson-Javois has held numerous strategic leadership roles for state-wide grant-making foundations. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Washington University and also served as an adjunct professor within the university’s School of Social Work.
Panel members include:
- Kristi Campbell, President, Missouri Public Health Association
- Jon Doolittle, President/CEO, Missouri Hospital Association
- Karen Edison, Medical Director, Missouri Telehealth Network
- Melissa Van Dyne, Executive Director, Missouri Rural Health Association
This event is co-sponsored by the Missouri Hospital Association.