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

The Role Providers Can Play as Anchor Institutions

As healthcare leaders continue to recognize the impact of social determinants on a person’s health, health systems have embraced their role as anchor institutions, working to improve the physical, social, and economic environments in their regions.

Anchor institutions are enterprises, such as universities and hospitals, that are rooted in their local communities by mission, invested capital or relationships to customers, employees and vendors.

Healthcare leadership plays a major role in improving health outcomes for disadvantaged populations and leveraging the economic, social, and political power of the health care industry.

This presentation, featuring C-suite healthcare leadership, will discuss actions that organizations can take to improve health equity in their communities as anchor institutions.  

Key issues to be covered include:


  • Articulating the vision and making health equity a leader-driven priority 

  • Developing financial processes and structures that support health equity 

  • Identifying the health disparities that exist and the needs of the people who are impacted

  • Embracing community development through strategic partnerships to effectively address challenges facing populations


Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, MD

Chief Community Impact Officer


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John Jay Shannon, MD

Chief Executive Officer

Cook County Health


Carolyn Wilson, RN

Chief Operating Officer

Beaumont Health



Bechara Choucair

Chief Community Health Officer



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Nicholas Stine, MD

National Senior Vice President of Population Health

CommonSpirit Health