Health & Human Service Conference



 39th Annual St. Louis County Health & Human Services Conference

Wednesday - Friday October 13 - 15, 2021
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Duluth, MN



Important Dates 2021:
April 1 - Call for Presenters and Sponsor Registration
June 1 - Conference Registration opens
We continue to move forward during these diffcult times and pursue celebrating our resiliency and announce Love is Key, it Begins with Me as the theme for the 39th Annual St. Louis County Health & Human Services Conference. We will continue to share knowledge, help others and support each other through training, networking & engagement. Please mark your calendar and join us in October!  


2021 Conference Keynote Speaker

Opening KeyNote

Sonya Renee Taylor is an author, poet, spoken word artist, speaker, humanitarian and social justice activist, educator, and founder of The Body is Not An Apology movement. She has won multiple National and International poetry slams, and has performed for audiences across the US and Canada, New Zealand and Australia, the British Isles and and the Netherlands. Her writing explores the intersections of race and gender on the topic of body positivity, critiquing the  current ideas society has around the movement, making it more inclusive and claiming space for those who have been noticeably left out of the conversation.


Closing Keynote
Dr. Maryam M. Jernigan-Noesi is a licensed psychologist, professor, clinician-scientist, and equity and inclusion consultant with a particular emphasis on race and culture. She focuses on the investigation of the social determinants of racial health disparities among marginalized populations, culturally-responsive assessment and treatment models, child and adolescent social-emotional development, and Black maternal health. As an educator, Dr. Jernigan-Noesi has over 15 years of formal instructional experience in higher education, graduate, and professional schools where she has earned recognition for exceptional teaching.

Past Conferences


Michelle Nelson
Organizational Development Specialist