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Movement Is Life Would Like To Thank All The 2017 Caucus Speakers and Attendees!

2017 Plenary Speaker Lineup

David A. Ansell, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President, Community Health Equity, Rush University Medical Center
Michael E. Kelly, MD, Presidential Professor, Rush University Medical Center
Author, County: Life, Death, and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital and The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills

Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

Immediate Past President, American Public Health Association
Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine

Dan Heath, MBA

Senior Fellow, Duke University, CASE Center
Author, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work and The Power Of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

Reverend Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson

Senior Pastor, Grace Baptist Church

Patricia Perez

President, VPE Tradigital Communications

Carol R. Naughton

President, Purpose Built Communities

DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist
Podcast Host, Save the People


Our Vision

Movement is Life is a multi-disciplinary coalition seeking to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in muscle and joint health by promoting physical mobility to improve quality of life among women, African Americans and Hispanics.


Strategic Objectives

To Reduce Musculoskeletal Health Disparities at the Patient, Healthcare Provider, Community and Policy Levels.



Our Mission

Decrease musculoskeletal health disparities among women and racial/ethnic minorities by raising awareness of their impact on chronic disease management and quality of life. By promoting the importance of early intervention, we seek to slow musculoskeletal disease progression, reduce disability and encourage physical activity and daily movement to improve the overall health of the nation.


Our Goal

Be a catalyst for change by energizing multi-disciplinary work groups to develop measurable, short-term action plans that “move the needle” on critical factors that drive musculoskeletal disparities. We must find ways to make an impact now, while long-term solutions are being developed.

  • Registration Information

    There is no registration fee to attend this meeting. Limited financial assistance may be provided for non-healthcare providers only. Click here for more information.

  • Participating Organizations

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Academy of Physician Assistants
    • American Association of Latino Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
    • American Osteopathic Association
    • American Physical Therapy Association
    • American Psychological Association
    • American Telemedicine Association
    • Association of Minority Health Professions Schools
    • Conference of National Black Churches
    • J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
    • National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
    • National Black Nurses Association
    • National Hispanic Medical Association
    • Nth Dimensions Education Solutions
    • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
    • To Our Children's Future with Health
    • United States Bone and Joint Initiative
    • W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute