Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. CT

Publisher's Welcome

Fawn Lopez
Publisher and Vice President
Modern Healthcare

9:10 a.m. – 09:40 a.m. CT

Opening Keynote Address

The Political Determinants of Health: The Role and Responsibility of Healthcare Leadership to Drive Change

Healthcare organizations are often looked to by their communities to take a stand and be involved in local issues that impact the health and well-being of their community including crime rates and racial injustice. In this presentation, executives will share how they make connections with citizens, local governments and organizations as well as how they get involved in issues that are unique to their community and publicly address some of the nation’s toughest topics.

09:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. CT

Moving Beyond Hospital Walls to Achieve Health Equity

Where you live is a stronger predictor of life expectancy than genetic code. As a result, not everyone has access to the resources needed to achieve their best health outcomes. This panel of experts will address how to start and scale new approaches to improve healthcare, reduce barriers and work with communities towards success.


Key issues to be covered include:

•  The importance of collaboration between healthcare providers and community-based organizations in reducing the barriers to health and well-being

•  Details about a new care model addressing infant mortality

•  How to reduce disparities to help people achieve their highest level of well-being and health, regardless of ethnicity, race, economic status, and age

•  Lessons and insights from successful real-world initiatives


Jill Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bethesda Inc. and bi3

10:40 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. CT

Leveraging Tools and Technologies to Address the Social Determinants of Health

Taking advantage of available technology such as predictive analytics and artificial intelligence can help physicians, case managers, social workers, nurses and other care team members get on the same page to improve outcomes for patients who might otherwise slip through the cracks. This presentation will discuss and evaluate emerging technology solutions, best practices for their successful implementation and what promise the future holds.


Join this session to learn:

•  How to harness EHR and other data sources to predictively identify patients with SDOH risks and intervene

•  What new technologies providers are using to address social determinants of health

•  The present barriers to using AI and data to tackle SDOH and how providers are responding

11:40 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. CT


11:55 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. CT

Establishing Cross-Sector Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health

Forming lasting partnerships is essential for organizations working to address social determinants of heath in communities. Cross-sector partnerships can also lead to identifying untapped funding streams and community champions.


Attend this panel discussion and understand:

•  How to implement a coordinated approach for engaging local partners and stakeholders on social determinants of health

•  Ways to grow and evolve relationships with community partners

•  How to be a good partner to community organizations including tips for establishing trust, providing data and offering financial resources

12:55 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. CT

A Framework for a Social Determinants of Health Program Model that Generates ROI

This presentation will demonstrate a community health worker model that achieves a favorable return-on-investment for Medicaid payers by effectively responding to the social determinants of health. This pragmatic return-on-investment analysis has influenced a regional Medicaid payer to expand its investments from the delivery of patient care, which is directly reimbursed, to the delivery of social support. Learn why this model has been successful and how to adapt it to your unique population.


Main takeaways will be:

•  Best practices to establishing a community health worker model

•  Insights into creating a social determinant of health program with ROI for your organization

•  Tips for growing and evolving successful social determinant of health programs


Shreya Kangovi, MD

Founding Executive Director of the Penn Center for Community Health Workers 

Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

1:55 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. CT

A Playbook for Employers to Address Greater Health Equity

In order to maintain a strong, healthy workforce, business leaders must consider their employees unique social determinants of health. And in this evolving employment landscape, designing benefits programs that take into consideration social needs offers a competitive advantage. Hear directly from employers who are investing in benefits and programs that address the social determinants of health and the impact such investments are having on their workforce, retention rates and bottom line.


Main learnings will be:

•  Examples of benefit structures employers are creating to address social determinants of health

•  Understanding the culture changes and buy-in needed to tackle your employees’ social risk factors

•  Insights into the challenges associated with establishing such benefit structures and how to respond

2:55 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. CT

Closing CEO Panel

Leadership in Action: How Healthcare Anchor Institutions are Making an Impact

For healthcare institutions, tackling the social determinants of health across all operations is not just the right thing to do, it’s a business tool to lower costs by providing effective care and building healthier communities. In this panel discussion, bold leaders from health systems across the country will showcase how they are addressing the moral imperative to focus their institutions’ resources to create healthy communities, their successes thus far and the challenges they still face.

3:55 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT

Publisher's Adjournment

Fawn Lopez
Publisher and Vice President
Modern Healthcare