State of Women’s Health Symposium

The State of Women’s Health symposium (#SWH2018) is an innovative, collaborative summit featuring policymakers, advocates, leaders, and experts exploring remedies to critical health & equity issues facing women & families today.



11am-12pm      Check-In/Registration & Sponsor/Nonprofit Exhibit Tables

12-1:30pm       Luncheon/Keynote Speaker

1:30-3pm         Workshop Session 1

3:30-5pm         Workshop Session 2

5-6:30pm         Cocktail Reception/Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speakers

Anita Woodley is an Emmy® award winner, and recipient of numerous awards for her creative health education work as a keynote speaker, national journalist, storyteller, producer, actress, poet, mixed-media folk artist, and playwright. Anita was voted 2017 both Arts & Culture Woman of the Year and the Health Equity Impact Community Member of the Year.

Anita Woodley creates thrillingly entertaining, adaptable and transformational theatrical presentations that educate, promote good (and prevent harmful) practices to one’s overall health. For more information about her creative health education, please visit www.anitawoodley.com.

Loren Robinson, MD, MSHP is the Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Her focus is on preventive health and wellness programs geared toward improving the well-being of all Pennsylvanians. In this position, Dr. Robinson focuses on many aspects of health including reducing childhood obesity, teen health, lead poisoning prevention, maternal child health, HIV, Hepatitis C and health equity. Prior to joining the Pennsylvania Department of Health, she completed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania where she also served as a fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and the Penn Institute for Urban Research. Most recently, Dr. Robinson was selected for the prestigious Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a national program that brings together leaders from across non-profit, military, public, and private sector fields to learn leadership lessons first-hand from four past presidencies.

Workshop Sessions

  • The Hard Realities of Health Disparities
    Collaborative actions for shifting the paradigm
    Deconstructing the impact of bias, and social and environmental determinants of health, building equity, and strategizing actions to effect change at all levels—individuals, institutions and government.
  • Access to Care in Unpredictable Times
    Ensuring healthcare needs are met & protecting those most vulnerable
    Updates on the status of healthcare coverage and imminent threats at the federal and state levels, impact on vulnerable populations, and actions we can all take to protect and advocate.
  • Maternal/Child Wellness
    Addressing the spectrum of inter-conceptional care
    Addressing the critical importance of strong physical, mental and environmental care and support for parents and families prior to and in between pregnancies, and innovative and effective programs.
  • Don’t Fly Solo
    Improving the quality of care through collaboration
    Exploring why collaborative models of care provide the highest quality of care, satisfaction and outcomes for patients, providers and institutions, and how to develop the strongest models possible.
  • Widening the Lens
    LGBTQ literacy and intersectionality in healthcare & the workplace
    Discussing gender, identity and orientation in healthcare and the workplace, and providing guidance on how to effectively communicate and train workforce to be inclusive and welcoming.


Tickets are $60 for a Full Conference Ticket (includes luncheon, workshop sessions and cocktail reception) and $40 for Half-Day Ticket (includes either Option 1: luncheon & workshop sessions or Option 2: workshop sessions & cocktail reception). Discounts are available for students.

Further Details

Please note that #SWH2018 will provide 3 Continuing Education Units by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. For all questions, please email events@lifecyclewomancare.org.

Many Thanks to Our Sponsors

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