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Jodi Sniegocki

Education and Events Director



Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Monday, June 1, 2020

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Registration & Networking Breakfast

7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Publisher's Opening Address

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote Address

Intermountain Healthcare: Leading the Charge in Addressing Social Determinants of Health

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

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Impact of Social Determinants: Real World Stories

9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Utah’s 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.


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

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

10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Morning Networking Break

10:45 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Track A | 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.



Aurora Aguilar, Editor, Modern Healthcare



Judith Davis, DHA, 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

10:45 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Track B | Employing Predictive Analytics to Address Social Determinants of Health

Data can be a catalyst for improving community health and well-being. Understanding data on social determinants of health, such as income, educational level and employment can help leaders effectively target their efforts to improve community health. SDoH health data can lead to better care management and personalized care by providing a unique perspective into the health and well-being of individuals. This presentation will discuss how social determinants of health data can be utilized to forecast future health outcomes and then take appropriate actions to mitigate that risk.

Brian Miller, Chief Medical Information Officer, ProMedica

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Track A | Legislation Update: Social Determinants Accelerator Act

The Social Determinants Accelerator Act will help states and communities devise strategies to better leverage existing programs and authorities to improve the health and well-being of those participating in Medicaid. The legislation will provide planning grants and technical assistance to state, local and Tribal governments to help devise innovative, evidence-based approaches to coordinate services and improve outcomes and cost-effectiveness.This presentation will provide an update and discuss moving the act forward to provide state and local governments the resources to support social determinants of health.

1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Track B | Combating Loneliness Through a Holistic Approach to Social Connectedness

Medical research shows that loneliness and social isolation are associated with a wide range of illnesses, including cardiac, neurologic, and psychiatric diagnoses. It can also lead to poor overall health outcomes, including an increased risk of mortality. There is no single intervention which has emerged as a “silver bullet,” but a holistic approach that addresses an individual’s social well-being is an important way to help positively impact loneliness and social isolation. This panel will explore how several leading national organizations are tackling this important topic through increased access to exercise, food and other social services.

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

Afternoon Networking Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Track A | Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Community Health Organizers

Community health organization and workers play an important role in improving health through enhancing clinical outcomes and directly addressing the social determinants of health. Historically, CHWs have addressed SDOH through a variety of activities, from helping people meet their basic needs, to organizing communities to address the underlying causes of adverse health outcomes. This session will discuss the service design policy recommendations, funding, caseloads, and monitoring evaluation.


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

Marc Rosen, Director, Healthcare Integration and Translation, Movement Advancement, YMCA of the USA

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Track B | Supporting the Social Determinants of Behavioral Health

Social determinants of health significantly contribute to the development and exacerbation of behavioral health disorders. As leaders consider how to best address social determinants, improvements to America's behavioral health system must be an urgent and explicit public health priority. This panel will address the impact of social determinants on mental health disparities and consider how to improve mental health care and promote mental health equity.

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente's Partnership Approach To Social Determinants

Bechara Choucair, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Community Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Publisher's Adjournment