Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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

Welcome Address

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare

9:05 - 9:35 a.m. CST

Opening Keynote Address

Achieving Equitable Health Outcomes for All

Understanding the whole person—social and clinical variables—improves the ability to deliver relevant, actionable programming. This presentation will discuss how public and private collaboration can address the social determinants of health that drive health disparities and make real progress towards ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin

Joined by:

Gina Green-Harris, Director, Center for Community Engagement and Health Partnerships, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


Michelle Robinson, Equity and Systems Change Research and Policy Officer

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

9:35 - 10:20 a.m. CST

National Commission Established to Improve Health Outcomes and Spending Efficiency

A coalition of healthcare leaders is uniting to support the establishment of a National Commission, established by Congress, that will include healthcare and other cross-sector leaders, to make policy recommendations that ensure our nation establishes a solid, viable healthcare delivery model that is both efficient and effective, aligns and addresses medical care, long-term care, reimbursement, and social service support – and also acknowledges the essential role of public health. This panel will discuss the role of healthcare anchor institutions in identifying national policies that improve health outcomes and spending efficiency and, moreover, how economic inequality must be addressed to improve overall health and well-being.


Barbara Petee, Chief Advocacy and Government Relations Officer, ProMedica, Executive Director, The Root Cause Coalition


Randy Oostra, President and Chief Executive Officer,ProMedica
Judy Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tucson Medical Center
Michael Ugwueke, Chief Executive Officer, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

10:20 -11:05 a.m. CST

Advancing Health Equity using Telehealth and Advanced Data Analytics

The benefits of targeting the social determinants of health have become widely recognized, however, the industry still needs clearly defined strategies on how to effectively collect and address individuals’ social determinants of health data and use this information to inform patient care.In addition, how do you make sure that patients without access to telehealth platforms are receiving the care they need at home? Join this session to see how data analytics and telehealth are working together to address social determinants of health and how using this data gives a comprehensive picture of health to help address risk by connecting patients in need with the appropriate community services.


Carla Sanderson, Provost, Chief Academic Officer, Chamberlain University


Dr. Marc Gourevitch, Muriel and George Singer Professor of Population Health and Chair, Department of Population Health, NYU Langone Health
Andrew Hamilton, Chief Informatics Officer and Deputy Director, AllianceChicago
Eric Hunter, President and Chief Executive Officer,  CareOregon
Donna Littlepage, Senior Vice President, Accountable Care Strategies, Carilion Clinic

11:05 a.m. -11:50 a.m. CST

COVID-19 and the Impact on Social Determinants of Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened social determinants of health issues, and furthered health disparities across the country. In this session, leaders will discuss how they are planning to "bounce back" from this crisis and what their organizations are doing to take care of those most affected by the pandemic, alongside current active programs to address social determinants in their communities.


Hannah Luetke-Stahlman, General Manager of Social Care, Cerner’s Strategic Growth Organization



Dr. Alice Chen, Deputy Secretary for Policy and Planning and Chief of Clinical Affairs, California Health and Human Services Agency

Dr. John Lumpkin, President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
Dr. Hal Paz, Executive Vice President and Chancellor for Health Affairs, The Ohio State University, Chief Executive Officer, Wexner Medical Center

11:50 a.m. -12:35 p.m. CST

Transforming Pediatric Healthcare to Deliver the Healthiest Generations of Americans

Improving the health and well-being of children today leads to healthier adults and improves the quality of life for families for generations. Improved health leads to improved workforce productivity and reduces healthcare-related costs to individuals, companies, governments and communities. This strengthens our country and the American economy for years to come. Leveraging investments to address social determinants of health is a crucial strategy for bringing equity and value to our nation’s pediatric health care system. Taking action in childhood provides huge returns for children and our communities that continue for decades. This presentation will outline today’s landscape, and initiatives being led by Nemours Children’s Health System to address social determinants of health in children.

Dr. Kara Walker, Senior Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer, Nemours Children’s Health System

12:35 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. CST

Afternoon Break

12:50 p.m.- 1:35 p.m. CST

Lessons from Some of the Country's Top Community Health Organizers

Community Health Organizers are at the center of addressing social determinants in their health systems and communities. From creating connections from patients to health systems, to providing health education, advocating for underserved people, and supporting policy changes, Community Health Organizers play a huge role in making sure health disparities are effectively addressed. In this session, learn from some top health organizers what it takes to serve their community, making it a place where there is equal access to care for all.


Marc Rosen, Senior Director of Network Performance, Unite Us



Janet Hamilton, Deputy Director,  Project Access NOW

Felicia Latson, Director of Programs, Social Determinants of Health, Legacy Community Health
Suzanne McCormick, U.S. President, United Way Worldwide
Christopher Palmieri, President and Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA)

1:35 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. CST

Build a Brain, Build a Life, Build a Community

John List, the Chair the Economics Department at the University of Chicago, says this about the importance of early brain development. “There really is one, and only one, reliable economic indicator for the long-run vitality of a community and indeed the broader society: optimal development of a young child’s brain. Without proper programs in place at birth, we not only miss a key driver to enhance economic growth, but also the chance of equal opportunity for our children.” With that knowledge, for the past three years, Escambia County, Florida has worked to become America's First Early Learning City. And it starts in the hospital. Learn what has been implemented to educate new parents on ways to build up the brains of their infants and young children; how a simple, doable, inexpensive intervention might work in your own hospital and community.

Will Condon, President of Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart
Quint Studer, Founder of the Studer Community Institute

2:10 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. CST

New Care Models for Addressing Mental Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

Perhaps the most complicated battle within social determinants of health is addressing behavioral health within your community. Issues like mental illnesses, substance abuse, absence of quality nutrition, and physical health all contribute to one's overall behavior health. In the wake of the pandemic, behavioral health has seen a steep decline, as patients are feeling isolated in quarantine, leading to more mental illnesses and suicides. In this session, experts will discuss how to combat the complexity of behavioral health in the current environment and how they are employing new care models that address an individual's mental health.


Dr. Susan Bailey, President, American Medical Association


Dr. Chris Dennis, Chief Behavioral Officer, Landmark Health

Dr. David Henderson, Psychiatrist in Chief, Boston Medical Center

Mikelle Moore, Senior Vice President and Chief Community Health Officer, Intermountain
David Tesmer, Chief Community and Public Policy Officer, Texas Health

2:55 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. CST

Closing Keynote Address

The Social Determinants Accelerator Act: A Local Perspective on Addressing Health Inequities

The Social Determinants Accelerator Act plays a huge role in awarding specified grants, increasing coordination among health and social service programs, and providing program evaluation guidance and technical assistance to increase the impact of social service programs. The bill specifically provides funds for the CMS to award up to 25 grants to state, local, or tribal health or human services agencies for the development of social determinants accelerator plans that address at least one health and one social outcome for a specified target population. In this session, hear an update on the Accelerator Act and how it will impact the states, communities, health systems and patients.

Rep. Cheri Bustos, Illinois

3:25 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST

Publisher's Adjournment

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare