Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. CST

Welcome Address

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare

9:05 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. CST

Opening Keynote Address

Elevating Community Health:  Better Outcomes Through Community-Based Care

Aurora Aguilar, Editor, Modern Healthcare

Marc Harrison, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Intermountain Healthcare

9:45 a.m. -11:00 a.m. CST

Social Determinants of Health: An Economic and Humanitarian Imperative

Data shows a ten-year difference between Utah zip codes with the highest life expectancy versus those with the shortest life expectancy, despite being only a five-mile difference between these areas. This presentation will discuss how state leaders are addressing social determinants of health and testing possible solutions. Panelists will explore pilots in two Utah communities that are improving residents' lives, including real world stories of hope.


Mikelle Moore, Senior Vice President, Chief Community Health Officer, Intermountain Healthcare


Tim Jackson, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Northern Utah
Kimberly Myers, Assistant Director for the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Utah Department of Health and Human Services

Ixchel Rangel, Community Health Worker Manager, Association for Utah Community Health
Lori Wright, Chief Executive Officer, Family Healthcare

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST

How COVID-19 Impacts Social Determinants of Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on social determinants of health and the nation is seeing just how deep health disparities run. There are clear delineations between different social groups and how they are faring in the new normal that COVID-19 has created. Issues about access to care and other health resources, have specifically highlighted disparities for individuals who are homeless or housing insecure, who have limited food security, and who live in rural regions. This webinar will provide a unique perspective on the impact of COVID-19 from the leaders active in underserved communities and discuss socio-economic issues, unconscious bias, health disparities and medical care facilities affecting the members of these communities.



Aletha Maybank, MD, Chief Health Equity Officer, Vice President, American Medical Association


Kelly Cronin, Deputy Administrator, Center for Innovation and Partnership, Administration for Community Living

Brian Miller, Chief Medical Information Officer, ProMedica
Marc Rosen, Director, Healthcare Integration and Translation, Movement Advancement, YMCA of the USA

1:15 p.m - 2:15 p.m. CST

Best Practices in Social Determinants of Health

Achieving health equity requires valuing all patients equally with targeted, ongoing societal efforts to address avoidable inequalities and injustices. Efforts to improve health in the U.S. have traditionally looked to the health care system as the key driver of health and health outcomes, but improving health and achieving health equity will requires broader approaches. This presentation features best practice case studies, programs and initiatives that successfully address social determinants of health.



Steven Ross Johnson, Reporter, Modern Healthcare



Judith Davis, Associate Vice President Medicare Delivery, Performance and Integrity, Health Care Service Corporation
Ram Raju, MD,
Vice President and Community Health Investment Officer, Northwell Health

Jen Velez, Executive Vice President, Community Health, RWJBarnabas Health

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. CST

Removing Barriers to Health: Advancing Social Health Nationwide

Imagine having to choose between putting food on the table or paying an unexpected medical expense. 21% of Americans report they’ve prioritized paying for food or rent over seeing a doctor or paying for medication in the past year. How can healthcare meet people’s basic human needs and advance health equity? Kaiser Permanente’s Chief Health Officer Dr. Bechara Choucair, his team and strategic partners strive to create innovative solutions to this pressing, impossible predicament. By elevating social health to the same level as physical and mental health, Kaiser Permanente believes that health systems can improve their capacity to ensure these gaps in social health and care are closed, shifting the paradigm of health care forever and ensuring quality, affordable health care for all.

Bechara Choucair, MD, Chief Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST

Closing Address

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare