Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. CST

Publisher's Welcome

Fawn Lopez
Publisher and Vice President
Modern Healthcare

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. CST

Opening Keynote Address:

Actionable Solutions to Achieve Equitable Health Outcomes For All

This presentation will discuss how to systematically and pragmatically build the infrastructure necessary to address social needs among your population.  Learn best practices for identifying social needs, building  relationships with partners and  integrating social needs into the care continuum and community.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. CST

Linking Early Childhood Brain Development

to Social Determinants to Ensure Equal Opportunities for Children

Children require a network of support, as do their parents, to ensure overall well-being and formative learning experiences. This presentation will address the link between childhood brain development and how healthcare stakeholders can work together to ensure that the social and economic circumstances of families and communities do not compromise the health and well-being of children and who they become.

George Halvorson

Chair and Chief Executive Officer

The Institute for InterGroup Understanding

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CST

Collaborating to Close the Life Expectancy Gap in a Community

Despite the significant impact social and economic conditions such as housing, food security and employment have on the health of individuals and communities, healthcare organizations still struggle to respond. This case study demonstrates how to effectively collaborate with local entities to provide resources to those who need it most. Learn how an anchor hospital partnered with their community to close the life expectancy gap in their neighborhood and successfully addressed the root causes of social determinants of health.

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CST

Leveraging Data to Address Inequities in Care

Lack of standardization leads to gaps and inaccuracies in EHR data collection, resulting in inequitable care delivery. It’s critical providers overcome this challenge to deliver high quality, equitable care for their population. In this session, learn how to leverage data and interoperability to improve the quality of patient care, better the health of communities and achieve better health outcomes.

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. CST


1:15 p.m - 2:00 p.m. CST

Sustainable Funding of Social Determinants of Health

Health plans and providers are increasingly collaborating with community-based organizations to connect their population to social services. Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans are also implementing new policies, benefits and reimbursement options to support community-based work. This presentation will explore the newest reimbursement and financing models supporting social determinants of health that enable organizations to grow this work sustainably long-term.

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST

Connectivity: The First 21st-Century Social Determinant of Health

It’s time to view broadband access as a utility, like electricity and plumbing. If the U.S. can extend electricity to every household in America, it can do the same for data. The longer our connectivity disparity continues, the more people will be left behind, worsening health outcomes. Most critically, lack of connectivity worsens every other social determinant of health. Hear how Stephen Klasko is working to form an alliance, beyond healthcare, to realize the promise of health at any address.

Stephen Klasko

President, Thomas Jefferson University, Chief Executive Officer, Jefferson Health

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. CST

Publisher's Adjournment

Fawn Lopez
Publisher and Vice President
Modern Healthcare

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