The Sixth Annual John W. Hatch FaithHealth Lecture will convene on November 30, 2021. This virtual event of the FaithHealth Division, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, is in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers. The goal is to engage faith and health leaders in thought-provoking dialogue reflective of the strength of faith and health intersections in improving population health and building stronger communities. This year’s focus is mental health and power dynamics (“Speaking Truth to Power”). Further information and the link to register is below.
“Mental Health—An Expanded Landscape”
November 30, 2021, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm EST
Sponsored by the FaithHealth Division-Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist & National Association of Community Health Centers This is a Free Event, but Registration is Required.
Keynoter: Victor Armstrong, MSW, North Carolina DHHS Chief Health Equity Officer
For Victor Armstrong’s full bio, go HERE.
Following the keynote, hear some of the powerful stories, experiences, and wisdom of Dr. John Hatch, followed by a special afternoon panel on “Power Dynamics: Speaking Truth to Power.”Other distinguished speakers includeDr. John Hatch; E. Benjamin Money, Jr., Senior Vice President, Public Health Priorities, National Association of Community Health Centers; Brenda A. Latham-Sadler, Assoc. Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine; Davida Loren Haywood, Vice President of Student Affairs, Johnson C. Smith University; Leonzo D. Lynch, President, General Baptist State Convention of NC; Bobby G. Baker, Chief Community Engagement Officer, Christ Community Health Systems; Goldie Smith Byrd, Director, Maya Angelo Center for Health Equity; Clifford Jones ,Sr., Senior Pastor, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church; Cornell Wright, Executive Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities; Bryan Hatcher, President, CareNet Counseling; and Gary Gunderson, Vice President, FaithHealth Division, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. More about Victor Armstrong, NC DHHS Chief Health Equity Officer
- Former Director, NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse Services, NC Dept of Health and Human Services
- Former VP of Behavioral Health with Atrium Health for Atrium’s largest behavioral health hospital, Behavioral Health Charlotte
- Over 30 years experience in human services, primarily dedicated to building and strengthening community resources to serve individuals living with mental illness
- Board of Directors for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) of NC and United Suicide Survivors International
- Former board chair of NAMI NC
- Member, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
- Mental Health America’s 2021 H. Keith Brunnemer, Jr. Award for “Outstanding Mental Health Leadership”
This Series engages faith and health leaders in thought provoking dialogue reflective of the strength of faith and health intersections in improving population health and building stronger communities. It is named in commemoration of the pioneering work of Dr. John W. Hatch, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Hatch’s esteemed career includes over fifty years of experience in the areas of faith, health, and community organization with a special focus on underserved communities and social justice.
Watch 2020’s interview of Dr. Hatch with E. Benjamin Money
National Association of Community Health Centers