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Women’s Health Day: Not More, But Better

Posted on March 1, 2018 by Healthy Baby Network

For us, every day is Women’s Health Day.

At Healthy Baby Network, we believe healthy babies start with healthy women, and that putting women’s health first is the foundation of community wellness.

Join us for a day of strategic discussion on improving the systems women rely on for care and wellness.

Our stories tell us who we are. Understanding the stories that shape women’s health in our community today is crucial to learning how we can change these stories for the next generation of women. For Women’s Health Day 2018, we will be examining the interactions between systems of care through the narrative lens of lived experience for two women in our community. Let’s write a new story together!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
9:00am – 3:30pm
Registration and breakfast at 8:00am
Breakfast and lunch included

Irondequoit Country Club
4045 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
The use of the Irondequoit Country Club is generously provided by Jane August.

Melanie Funchess, Keynote Speaker


8:00am – Breakfast & Registration

9:00am – Welcome & Opening Remarks

Lauren S. Deutsch, Executive Director, Healthy Baby Network

Marielena Vélez de Brown, MD, MPH, Deputy Commissioner of Public Health, Monroe County Department of Public Health

9:20am – Keynote Address – Melanie Funchess, Director of Community Engagement, Mental Health Association

9:40am – Personal Story

10:00am – BREAK

10:15am – Group Work

11:05am – Report on Group Work

11:55am – Concrete Actions Exercise

12:05pm – LUNCH

1:05pm – Personal Story

1:25pm – Group Work

2:15pm – Report on Group Work

3:05pm – Concrete Actions Exercise

3:15pm – Closing Remarks

3:30pm – End

Tickets are available for $25 here!

Limited scholarships for community members are available.

Proceeds from tickets contribute toward the cost of breakfast and lunch.

Language services available upon request by April 18, 2018. 

Please contact Deanna Spiotta at or at 585-546-4930 ext. 215 for scholarship information and to request language services.

Thank you to our sponsors!




About Healthy Baby Network

At Healthy Baby Network, we are dedicated to giving babies a healthy start in life. Through data, health planning, and creating social support for mothers, we are transforming our community baby by baby.