Public Health in the Rockies - 2015 - Recorded Sessions

Policy Panel

A panel of Colorado legislators discuss public health and its  intersection with legislation.

KC Becker

KC Becker has served two terms as a representative for House District 13, which includes Boulder, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Grand, and Jackson Counties. She focuses her legislative efforts in the areas of public health and environment. She serves on the Finance, Capital Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Judiciary Committees. Prior to serving in the Legislature, she served a 4-year term on the City Council of Boulder, Colorado. She... Read More →

John Kefalas

Currently completing his first term representing the people of Senate District 14, Senator John Kefalas is the ranking member of the Local Government Committee. He also serves on the Capital Development Committee and the Health Insurance Exchange Oversight Committee in addition to various other legislative advisory committees. In previous sessions, he served on the Health and Human Services and Business, Labor and Technology Committees. Senator... Read More →

Lois Landgraf

Representative; Minority Caucus Chair, Colorado House of Representatives

Before moving to Colorado in 2002, Lois lived in Seattle Washington where she worked at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine. While there she played an integral role in starting the Cardiovascular Health Research Unit. Lois has her MBA from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland. She and her husband, Jim who is retired from the Army, have 5 children and 5 grandkids... Read More →

Partnership Panel

This panel session brought together the perspectives of multiple presenters from across the state into a cohesive conversation surrounding unique partnerships in the Colorado public health community. This session is intended to engage participants in thinking about the multiple perspectives presented and the potential impact on current and future efforts in public health. This panel explored the motivation, benefits, and lessons learned associated with engaging multi-disciplinary partners in traditional public health work.

APHA President

APHA President, Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, discusses APHA’s aspirational goal to help the United States become the Healthiest Nation.

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH  

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, is emeritus professor of epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. During her 15-year tenure on the Penn Medicine faculty, Dr. Kumanyika also served as the associate Dean for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, was the founding director of Penn’s multi-school MPH program, and held a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, Nutrition Section. She has a unique interdisciplinary background that integrates her training and experience in social work, nutrition, epidemiology and public health to address prevention of obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases and health disparities. Read More →