The South Dakota Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Annual Partners Meeting is set for Wednesday, July 26 at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell.

This year’s theme is Bridging Healthcare & Community, and the meeting will feature keynote speakers Matt Longjohn, MD, MPH and Ann Forburger, MS.

Matt Longjohn is the National Health Officer and the Vice President for Evidence-Based Health Interventions and Community Integrated Health at YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), overseeing a team of experts charged with developing evidence-based solutions and scaling them through the Y’s 900 nonprofit associations and 10,000 program sites.

Ann Forburger has 28 years of experience in public health, specifically in the area of chronic disease prevention and control at the state and national levels. Forburger is currently a Senior Consultant and Lead for Community-Clinical Linkages with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) where she leads national efforts to support state health departments in diabetes prevention and control and other chronic diseases.

A preconference is set for Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m.