Living Justice Speaker Series
To provide an educational forum for parishioners and the local community to learn and discuss in an open and intelligent manner about current social justice issues with the purpose of raising awareness and encouraging action
Healthcare Delivery System: A closer look at health policy, financing, and systemic issues
Sunday, April 14, 2013
College Church Ballroom • 3620 Lindell Blvd
(located below the Church)
11:30AM-Light lunch served •12:00PM-Program begins
James Kimmey, M.D., MPH, Executive in Residence at Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice; Previously served as President and CEO of the Missouri Foundation for Health, Director of Institute of Urban Health Policy, Director of the University's Center for Health Services Education and Research
Ronald Levy, MHA, Executive in Residence at Saint Louis University for health management and policy; Previously the Director of the Missouri Department of Social Services, President and CEO of SSM Health Care St. Louis, and health policy advisor for Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon; Led the initial development of a statewide health information exchange network
Louise Meret-Hanke, PhD., Assistant Professor of Health Management & Policy at Saint Louis University; Teached courses on U.S. health care delivery system, government financing of health care and health policy; Previously Executive Director of a home and community-based agency providing health care in rural areas
Rob Fruend Jr., Chief Executive Officer for St. Louis Regional Health Commission; As CEO of St. Louis Regional Health Commission, Rob oversees the goals of increasing access to healthcare for people who are medically uninsured or underinsured, reducing health disparities among populations in St. Louis, and improving health among populations in St. Louis, especially those most at risk.
The Living Justice Speaker Series developed from a recognized need by the Advocacy Committee to provide educational opportunities on current social justice issues. The Social Ministry Commission collaborates with the Advocacy Committee to identify and choose topics for the series based on relevance to current social justice issues and injustices observed locally, nationally, and internationally.
How to be involved and support
- Participate: Our next event will be on Sunday, October 14, 2012
- Assist in the planning of Living Justice Speaker Series
- Donate: Our programs are possible through generous donations from parishioners, community, and foundations. However, the need for all of our direct service programs continues to grow. To donate, either financially, make check payable to St. Francis Xavier with 'Social Ministry Formation' in the memo line. To donate in-kind goods, contact Jenny Mohan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-977-730
Thank you to all who participated and supported our series for 2011-2012. We hope you continue to engage in discussions locally in our community on immigration and the death penalty. Below you'll find an audio recording of Sr. Helen Prejean's talk from March 28 and some photos.
Click here to listen to a recording of Sr. Helen's talk.