How to Remove Obstacles & Empower Change

The 2018 Agents of Change Summit will feature expert panels diving deep into issues and concepts that impact our behavior change initiatives. Each panelist will give an 8-10 minute TED-like presentation followed by a 20-minute moderated Q&A. We are excited to share our second panel with you.

Panel: Taking the Burden of Change: How to Remove Obstacles and Empower Change

This panel will provide tools for taking the burden of change off your audience to make behavior change easier and more appealing. Our four expert panelists will share their insights and explore tools for leveraging technology and data to empower your audience to change.

Rebekah Russell-Bennett, Ph.D., is a Professor of Marketing at the QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology Australia. She will discuss innovative ways technology can help reduce barriers to change based on her extensive experience using games and mobile technology to facilitate behavior change.

Lori Melichar, Ph.D.,  is the Director of the Pioneer Portfolio at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where she focuses on discovering cutting edge ideas and emerging trends that have the potential to accelerate progress to create a Culture of Health. She'll share tips for pioneering change and the real-world learning that empower people to make better decisions that influence their health.

Patrick Sullivan, Ph.D., is the Principal Scientist for AIDSVu, an interactive tool that maps the U.S. HIV epidemic. He is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and Co-Director of the CFAR Prevention Science Core. He will share tips for how to use data to improve interventions and will provide examples for how you can relate data to cities, counties, neighborhoods, and your community in a way that will increase behavior change.

Kim McCoy Wade is Chief of the CalFresh & Nutrition Branch at the California Department of Social Services. She is responsible for CalFresh (the largest Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the country), providing over 4 million Californians with food assistance each month. She will share how she’s been able to drive innovation and use technology to increase adoption of CalFresh.


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