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Civic Health Conference

August 12-13, 2022
Explore the critical role health professionals can play in expanding civic access for our communities.
This is a virtual conference. Full schedule to be announced. For scholarship inquiries, please contact
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Hear from medical, public health, and democracy leaders including Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Daniel Dawes, and many more.
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Explore techniques to expand civic programming at your organization.
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Gain practical guidance on how to build teams and leadership support at your institution.
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Learn how to talk to voters and respond to election misinformation.

Keynote Speakers

Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen, MPhil, PhD

Danielle Allen is an internationally-regarded political theorist with an extensive record of scholarship on justice, citizenship, and democracy in ancient Athens and modern America. From 1997 to 2007 she served on the faculty of the University of Chicago, rising through the academic ranks to become a professor of both classics and political science, as well as a member of the Committee on Social Thought. She spent the next eight years as the UPS Foundation Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, before joining the Harvard faculty as the James Bryant Conant University Professor and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics in 2015.
Daniel Dawes

Daniel Dawes, JD

Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., is a widely respected healthcare and public health leader, health policy expert, educator, and researcher who serves as executive director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and a professor of health law, policy and management. A trailblazer and nationally respected voice in the health equity movement, his scholarship and leadership, particularly the innovative political determinants of health framework that he pioneered, have resulted in increased policies and laws prioritizing health equity.
Aletha Maybank

Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH

Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH currently serves as the chief health equity officer and senior vice president for the American Medical Association (AMA) where she focuses on embedding health equity across all the work of the AMA and leading its Center for Health Equity. She joined the AMA in April 2019 as the association's inaugural chief health equity officer to launch AMA’s Center for Health Equity. Prior to this, Dr. Maybank served as the founding deputy commissioner for the Center for Health Equity at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 
Mona Hanna Attisha MD MPH FAAP

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, is the founder and director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program in Flint, Michigan. A pediatrician, scientist, activist, and author, Dr. Hanna-Attisha has testified five times before the United States Congress and was awarded the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America. She was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2016 and received the 2020 CDC Foundation’s Fries Prize for Improving Health. She has been recognized as one of USA Today’s Women of the Century for her role in uncovering the Flint water crisis and leading recovery efforts.
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