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February 24 & 25, 2025 / San Diego, CA

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina | Marina Tower


Exploring the Intersectionality of Public Health Solutions for a Healthier Future

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The Agents of Change Summit brings you new research, case studies, technologies, and insights to help Public Health Professionals change health behaviors in their communities. Designed specifically for those who challenge the status quo, the Summit will equip over 700 practitioners with the latest evidence-based strategies and technological tools that can help inspire health behavior change in communities large and small. The Summit will expand on topics covered in previous years, like tobacco, physical activity, nutrition, and sexual health, by diving deeper into important issues such as opioid misuse, vaping, and mental health. By attending the Summit, you can immerse yourself in an environment of innovation that brings change agents together with science and technology experts to learn and collaborate towards more effective public health programs.

The Summit will help you create intentionally equitable programs that make healthy living possible for everyone by bringing together leaders from these nine public health topics and more:

Tobacco & Vaping

Nutrition & Physical Activity

Substance Use Prevention

Cannabis Education & Youth Prevention

Sexual Health & Family Planning

Maternal Health & Early Childhood Development

Mental Health

Health Equity

Trust in Public Health & Government Agencies

Why Should I Attend?

Participate in curated keynote speeches, interactive workshops, breakout sessions, and activities that will strengthen your behavior change knowledge and increase your impact on the health of your community.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to share the benefits of attending the Summit with your leadership team. This travel request template will help you get your travel and attendance quickly approved for what will be a game-changing public health conference.


Hear about evidence-based strategies that are driving tangible health behavior change in the government.


Explore the most effective technologies and tools to help enhance behavior change programs and strategies.


Network with industry-leading practitioners, scientists, and creatives in behavior change to learn their insights and forge new partnerships.


Practice how to implement the strategies and technologies learned at the Summit to increase the impact of your behavior change programs.

The Agents of Change Summit brings public health leaders together with people who are deep into tech for social good, and that often gets left out of the public health practice … Having these groups of people meet is a really powerful combination.

— Margaret Laws, President + CEO, Hopelab

2023 Sponsors

Visionary Sponsor

Rescue | The Behavior Change Agency

Contributing Sponsor

First 5 California
Global Health Advocacy Incubator
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Televisa Univision

In-Kind Sponsor

Mamma Chia
Dr. Bronner's
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Kris Brown


Brady United

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Latarria Coy

Head of Ethical Media


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Steven P. Dinkin


National Conflict Resolution Center

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Alexa Imani Spencer

Health Reporter

Word in Black

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Elise James-DeCruise

Chief Equity Officer

Ad Council

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Chris Kuang


U.S. Digital Corps

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Esther Lucero (Diné), MPP

Chief Executive Officer

Seattle Indian Health Board

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Stacie M. De Armas

Senior Vice President, DEI, Diverse Insights, Intelligence & Initiatives


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Marina Nitze


“Hack Your Bureaucracy: Get Things Done No Matter What Your Role on Any Team”

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Danielle Ramo, Ph.D.

Chief Clinical Officer

BeMe Health

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Robin A. Rinker, MPH

Communication Chief, Division of Overdose Prevention

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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Dr. Bhupendra Sheoran

Physician, Public Health Thought Leader


Previous AOCS Attendees

Here is just a small sample of the organizations that have attended AOCS over the last several years:

  • Action for Healthy Kids
  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • American Heart Association
  • American Lung Association
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Campaign for Tobacco Free-Kids
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Code for America
  • Colorado Department of Public Health
  • Department of Navy
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Minnesota Department of Health
  • Nevada County Public Health
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • New Zealand Drug Foundation
  • Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust
  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Public Health Institute
  • Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RTI International
  • Southern Nevada Health District
  • Special Olympics International
  • State of Alaska
  • State of Idaho
  • The George Washington University
  • Trust for America’s Health
  • Utah Department of Health
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Vermont Department of Health
  • Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth
  • WebMD
  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services