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Guns, Mental Health and our Children

On June 22, Norton Healthcare Engage welcomed Norton Children's David S. Foley M.D., Katy Hopkins Ph.D., and Dr. Brit L. Anderson M.D., to speak about Guns, Mental Health and our Children. Dr. Foley, a pediatric surgeon and medical director, pediatric trauma, was joined by Dr. Hopkins, a child and adolescent psychologist, and Dr. Anderson, a pediatric emergency medicine physician, and discussed what parents and caregivers can do to help protect their kids and educate them on mental health and gun safety. Watch the recorded event below!

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Engage on Norton Healthcare’s Hospital Investment in West Louisville

On April 28th, Norton Healthcare Engage welcomed the Governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear, and Norton Healthcare leadership to an incredibly informative Engage event! The event was split into two sections: a conversation with Governor Beshear on the importance of a robust and well-supported healthcare workforce and a panel discussion with Norton Healthcare leadership on the new West Louisville hospital. Thank you to those who attended this event. Please watch a recording of the event below.

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Caring for Louisville’s Homeless

On March 9th, Norton Healthcare’s Engage Series welcomed Natalie Harris, Executive Director of Louisville’s Coalition for the Homeless, Casie Kichler, system director for Norton Healthcare Care Continuum, and Matt Ayers, CAO of Norton Hospital. They led an impactful conversation on homelessness in Kentucky, the social determinants of health, and how they can be addressed to give all Louisvillians an opportunity to thrive. Thank you to those who attended the event! Please watch the recording of this event below.

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Community Needs From A Bended Knee

On Monday, Feb. 28th, Norton Healthcare Engage welcomed Dr. Kelly McCants, Rev. Dr. Kevin Cosby and Rev. Dr. Bruce Williams to the Norton Healthcare Engage Series. Dr. Kelly McCants serves as Norton Healthcare’s executive medical director of advanced heart failure and executive director of Norton Healthcare’s Institute for Health Equity. Dr. McCants was accompanied by Rev. Dr. Kevin Cosby, Sr. Pastor of St. Stephen Church and President of Simmons College of Kentucky, and Rev. Dr. Bruce Williams, Sr. Pastor of Bates Memorial Baptist Church. These trusted faith and community leaders revealed the greatest needs of Louisville’s most disinvested neighborhoods, as shared from residents on a bended knee. Serving as the voice of the community, these speakers provided real-time insight on the problems and barriers West Louisville residents are facing. Thank you for joining us for this important discussion and we hope that you may be inspired to continue doing your part toward achieving health equity. Please watch the recording of this event below!

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Engage with State Sen. Julie Raque Adams and Dr. Currie on Preventing Child Abuse

Norton Healthcare was pleased to welcome Senator Julie Raque Adams (R) and Dr. Melissa Currie to discuss child abuse prevention during our January 31 Engage event. They discussed statistics around child abuse in Kentucky, ways to identify and report abuse, and upcoming legislation that would help protect our state's children. If you were unable to join us for this event that shared critical information, we encourage you to watch the recording below!

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Engage with Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R-KY) and Kim Tharp-Barrie on Human Trafficking

Norton Healthcare’s Engage Series continued with Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) and Norton Healthcare’s Kim Tharp-Barrie on November 10, 2021. Attorney General Cameron and Kim Tharp-Barrie discussed Human Trafficking and how law enforcement partners with healthcare providers to tackle this issue, as well as what steps Norton employees can take to identify victims, take precautionary measures, and raise awareness around this issue. If you weren't able to attend the event, please view the recording below!

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Engage on Inclusive Healthcare for the LGBTQ Community

We were pleased to welcome Dr. Suzanne E. Kingery M.D., Cynthia Benedict, and Chris Hartman to Norton Healthcare’s Engage series on Thursday, October 7th, 2021. Dr. Suzanne E. Kingery is a pediatric endocrinologist at Norton Children’s Endocrinology and the director of PAGE (Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Education). Dr. Kingery was accompanied by Cynthia Benedict Director, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging for Norton Healthcare and the Executive Director of Kentucky’s Fairness Campaign, Chris Hartman.  This event focused on LGBTQ healthcare, including using proper terminology for inclusive conversations and how Norton Healthcare employees can create an environment that is accepting and does not alienate patients and visitors. If you missed the event, please watch the recorded event below!

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Engage with Louisville Metro Council President David James

We were excited to welcome Louisville Metro Council President David James (D) to Norton Healthcare’s Engage series on October 6, 2021. We received an update from Metro Council President James on recent and upcoming legislation and issues relevant to Metro Council District 6 and Louisville as a whole. We also had some insightful discussions, including on the American Rescue Plan funding and crime in Louisville. If you were unable to attend the event, please find a recording below.

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Engage with U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN-9)

Norton Healthcare’s Engage Series continued with U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN-9) on September 15, 2021. Congressman Hollingsworth discussed the current infrastructure bill, vaccine requirements, and term limits, among other topics. If you were unable to attend the event, please find a recording below.

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Engage with a Back to School Discussion

Norton Healthcare’s Engage Series continued on July 30th with a back-to-school discussion featuring Norton Children’s physicians Kent Walker, D.O., Jameel Clark, M.D., Erin Frazier, M.D., and Kristina Bryant, M.D. They spoke and answered questions about vaccinations, COVID-19 vaccines for 12+, sleep schedules, healthy eating, return to sports, injury prevention, and much more. If you were unable to attend the back to school discussion, please find a recording below.

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