Kent County
Health Connect
Health Equity Council

2024 Health Equity Conference

September 19, 2024

DeVos Center for Interdisciplinary Health

Join us for a day of collaboration, learning, and inspiration!

The Health Equity Council, in collaboration with Grand Valley State University’s Master of Public Health Program, are pleased to invite you to the Health Equity Conference. At the heart of this event is a commitment to community engagement and collaboration as the foundation for creating a community in which everyone can thrive. Join us on September 19 as we work together to advance health equity in Kent County through education, collaboration, and actionable solutions! 

How to Register

Step 1

Review Breakout Sessions

Step 2

Register Online

Step 3

Submit an Abstract for Poster Session by August 16

 Event Highlights

  • Interactive Breakout Sessions: Participate in a variety of engaging breakout sessions designed to empower attendees with the knowledge and tools needed to advance health equity. View Breakout Sessions
  • Community Voice Panel: Engage with the Health Equity Council-Community Voice panel as they explore the critical importance of engaging underrepresented communities in decision-making processes and share their insights, challenges, and experiences for amplifying community voice in the pursuit of health equity. Read Bios & Presentations
  • Keynote Address: Hope Rollins, BS, Director of Education and Training at Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI)  Read Bio
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with professionals and community leaders to learn and celebrate the exciting work happening in Kent County and explore opportunities for partnership and alignment. View Agenda


Contact Olivia Piña, Health Equity Coordinator at or 616-632-7239.