The Path Forward: Track One

Track 1 is a year-long webinar series which will consist of twelve webinars that focus on concrete, actionable solutions and models that solve for the social needs that result from adverse Social Determinants of Health by surfacing innovators and disruptors.

These innovative solutions will help us move from screening for social determinants of health to solving for the social needs that result from them.

 

 Building on the success of our fall series – which focused on AI, big data and technology – we are pleased to invite you to register for the spring series.  Topics will include: housing, safety, environment, and collaboration.  

Register for the spring webinar series

Click on any of the below topics of our spring series 

Webinar: Collaboration & Resources; April 29, 2021

The Path Forward on Social Determinants of Health: Collaboration & Resources

April 29, 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET / 11:00am-12:00pm PT

This webinar will discuss on how to forge unique collaborations among a wide spectrum of stakeholders to address the adverse social determinants of health including forging partnerships among community health centers, health plans, health systems, government (at all levels), community-based organizations, businesses and more. 

The recording of the webinar will be disseminated to all who registered and posted on this site

Register for the spring webinar series here

Webinar: Series Finale; May 20, 2021

The Path Forward on Social Determinants of Health: Series Finale

The recording of the webinar will be disseminated to all who registered and posted on this site

May 20, 202, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET / 11:00am-12:00pm PT

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Webinar: Housing; January 28, 2021- recording available

The Path Forward on Social Determinants of Health: Housing

Recorded on January 28, 2021

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Stable housing and health outcomes are inextricably linked. When a patient loses housing – or is in jeopardy of losing housing– health outcomes suffer.  COVID has led us to a moment of crisis.  Thirty million to 40 million people in the United States face eviction.  People of color are disproportionately impacted.  Addressing housing as a social determinant of health is critical to achieving health equity.  This webinar brings together experts from housing, healthcare and the intersection of both to share innovative short- and long-term solutions you can implement in your community.   

Faculty:

Tim ShawAssociate Director of Policy, Financial Security ProgramAspen Institute

David Rich; Executive Director of Supportive Housing Works

David Rich is the Executive Director of Supportive Housing Works where he has played a leadership role in developing and implementing local and regional campaigns to end homelessness. David also created and serves as Chair of Opening Doors of Fairfield County, a collaboration of over 125 social service organizations, government agencies, corporations and municipalities whose goal is to end all forms of homelessness by 2020.  It is the second highest performing Continuum of Care in the nation.  David has 25 years’ experience creating and building market-based solutions to alleviating poverty in North & Central America, Africa and Asia. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Belieze, he has founded five non-profit and for-profit companies, and turned around and brought to scale an additional four organizations.

 Jason Shaplen; Chief Strategy and New Ventures Officer, Community Health Center, Inc. 

Jason Shaplen’s career has spanned many sectors.  He has served in senior capacities in business, the not-for-profit sector, diplomacy, journalism and politics. Prior to joining CHC, he spent 20 years working the field of serving the homeless and affordable housing, including leading some of the nation’s largest organizations serving the homeless in New York, New England and Los Angeles.  His work at the intersection of housing and healthcare has included innovative solutions such as building medical facilities within shelters (including integrating care plans),  building family shelters with early childhood programs and afterschool programs onsite, and building deeply affordable housing with Early Head Start schools onsite (allowing single parents to train for and secure jobs, breaking the long-term cycle of homelessness).

Webinar: Safety; February 25, 2021 - recording available

The Path Forward on Social Determinants of Health: Safety

This webinar will introduce innovative solutions and approaches to addressing safety on a community and personal level.  National and international leaders will discuss how building safe, equitable and healthy neighborhoods directly impacts health outcomes. The webinar will further look at technological advances designed to keep people safer in potentially dangerous situations such domestic abuse.

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Recorded on: February 25th, 2021

Panelists:

Tracy Nordstrom; Placemaker and Principal, Verve | View Slides

Dr. Mariela Alfonzo; Founder& CEO, State of Place | View Slides

Frode Kjersem; CEO, bSafe USA | View Slides

Webinar: Environment; March 25, 2021 - recording available

The Path Forward on Social Determinants of Health: Environment (Heat)

March 25, 2021

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Among social determinants of health, the environment – particularly heat – may be the least understood. The past seven years have been the hottest on record.  Vulnerable populations have been impacted disproportionately. Decades of racist policies such as redlining have exacerbated the problem, creating higher rates of heat-related disease and death among low-income and minority populations.  As temperatures continue to rise, the situation will likely get worse before it gets better.  But there is hope.  Join us as some of the world’s leading experts in environmental health discuss the impact of heat on health, and how innovative communities are using hyper-local data and AI to implement effective, targeted solutions.

Panelists included:

Jeremy Hess;  Professor, Global Health, Medicine (Emergency Medicine), Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences – University of Washington | Slides

Dr. Vivek Shandas; Professor, Nohad A. Toulan School or Urban Studies and Planning – Portland State University; Founder and Director – Sustaining Urban Places Research Lab | Slides

Dr. David Hondula; Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation; Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University; Faculty Affiliate, Epidemiology and Data Services, Maricopa County Department of Public Health | Slides

Click on the below topics from our fall series to learn more and view the webinar recordings 

Webinar: Re-Imagining Primary Care During and Beyond the Pandemic; June 25, 2020 - recording available

The Path Forward: Re-Imagining Primary Care During and Beyond the Pandemic

Recorded on June 25, 2020

As the nation struggles with the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racism, the moment is upon us to deeply examine and reshape the primary care delivery system for underserved communities. In this webinar, leadership of the Community Health Center, Inc. and its Weitzman Institute will lay out a road map for the new Path Forward. We invite health center and safety net providers, staff, consumer leaders and others to join the conversation and contribute their expertise, perspective and ideas. 

    Panelists for this session included:

    Mark Masselli, Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, CHC, Inc.

    Margaret Flinter, PHD, APRN; Senior VP and Clinical Director, CHC, Inc.

    Veena Channamsetty MD, FAAFP; Chief Medical Officer, CHC, Inc.

    Yvette Highsmith-Francis, MBM; Vice President, Eastern Region, CHC, Inc.

    Amy Taylor; Vice President, Western Region, CHC, Inc.

    Daren Anderson, MD; Director of the Weitzman Institute, CHC, Inc.

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    Webinar: Using AI, Data and Tech to Move from Screening to Solving for Social Needs; August 20, 2020 - recording available

    The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health: Using AI, Data and Tech to Move from Screening to Solving for Social Needs

    Recorded on August 20, 2020

    During this session we:

    • Reviewed why Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) matter
    • Discussed how FQHCs and other organizations have historically addressed SDoH
    • Heard how innovators are working to address SDoH in their organizations

    Panelists for this session:

    Dr. Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM; Chief Transformation Officer, Innovaccer
    Margaret Flinter, PhD, APRN, FNP-c, FAAN, FAANP, Senior Vice President and Clinical Director, Community Health Center, Inc.
    April Joy Damian, PhD, MSc, CHPM, PMP; Associate Director, Weitzman Institute
    Nancy Lopez, PhD, Director & Co-founder, Institute for the Study of “Race” & Social Justice, University of New Mexico
    David Kulick, MPH, Co-founder, Adaptation Health

    Speaker Bios

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    Webinar: Predictive Analytics, Assessing Vulnerability, and Community Referrals; September 24, 2020 - recording available

    The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health: Predictive Analytics, Assessing Vulnerability & Community Referrals

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    Recorded on September 24th, 2020

    Predictive analytics is transforming how we understand patients and their hidden needs, allowing us to develop sophisticated assessments we never imagined possible. Community referral systems subsequently help address those needs in a comprehensive, integrated manner. The power of the two together is profound – a reduction in illness, ER admissions, and hospital stays.
    Join us as we hear from a group of exciting innovators and disruptors who are creating powerful technology-based solutions to move from screening for social needs to solving for them.

    The following organizations presented:

    Kurt Waltenbaugh, Founder & CEO of Carrot Health | View Presentation 

    John Showalter, Chief Product Officer at Jvion

    Erine Gray, Founder & CEO of Aunt Bertha    |    View Presentation

    Ruben Amarasingham, Founder & CEO of Pieces Tech | View Presentation 

    We also want to highlight the following organizations who are doing tremendous work in the field of analytics, assessment & referrals:

    Algorex Health

    Healthify

    NowPow

    Innovaccer

    Unite US

    Roundtable: Predictive Analytics, Assessing Vulnerability, and Community Referrals ; October 1, 2020

    The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health: Predictive Analytics, Assessing Vulnerability & Community Referrals 

    Registration will be posted during the corresponding topic webinar, and sent in an email to those who attended the live webinar. It will be expected during the roundtable that you attended or watched the recording of the corresponding topic’s webinar.

    Each roundtable will be limited to 18 participants and will be moderated by a subject-matter expert. If the number of people seeking to join a roundtable forum exceeds 18, multiple groups will be held at the same time, coming together at the end of a session to debrief with each other. You will be expected to have audio and video capabilities, and participate in the discussion.

    This session’s recording is not disseminated. 

    The intended audience for this roundtable is:

    • Leaders of healthcare organizations, including FQHCs, hospitals, and other health organizations
    • Leaders in community-based organizations, payers, and government entities
    • Leaders in the medical, case management, behavioral health & dental fields
    • Healthcare organization’s operational staff
    • Those who create policies in organizations and communities
    • Those interested in innovative ways to solve for SDoH

    Our moderators for the session will be:

    Carlos Jackson, PhD – Chief Analytics and Data Officer, Community Care North Carolina 

    Natasha David, MBA – Director of Clinical Redesign Initiatives, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers  

    Webinar: Isolation and Loneliness; October 8, 2020 - recording available

    The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health: Isolation & Loneliness

    Recorded on October 8th, 2020

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    Our Path Forward Track One series focuses on concrete, actionable solutions that solve for the social needs that result from adverse social determinants of health.
    Social isolation and loneliness are increasingly recognized as important public health issues, with the pandemic exacerbating this problem. Evidence of negative health effects is robust, and there is a great need for the expansion of effective interventions to reduce isolations and its health consequences

    We were joined by an exciting group of innovators and disruptors creating powerful technology-based solutions to move from screening for social needs to solving for them.

    Content Expert:

    Gretchen Alkema, PhD; Vice President of Policy and Communications, The SCAN FoundationView Presentation 

    Presenters:

    Andrew Parker, Founder & CEO of Papa ;  View Presentation 

    Cindy Jordan, Founder & CEO & Christina Myren; Chief Operating Officer of Pyx HealthView Presentation

    Ashwin Patel, Co-Founder & CEO of InquisitHealthView Presentation

    We also want to highlight the following organizations who are doing tremendous work in solving for isolation and loneliness:

    Marigold Health

    Wider Circle 

    Roundtable: Isolation and Loneliness; October 15, 2020

    The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health: Isolation & Loneliness

    Registration will be posted during the corresponding topic webinar, and sent in an email to those who attended the live webinar. It will be expected during the roundtable that you attended or watched the recording of the corresponding topic’s webinar.

    Each roundtable will be limited to 18 participants and will be moderated by a subject-matter expert. If the number of people seeking to join a roundtable forum exceeds 18, multiple groups will be held at the same time, coming together at the end of a session to debrief with each other. You will be expected to have audio and video capabilities, and participate in the discussion.

    This session’s recording will not be disseminated. 

    The intended audience for this roundtable is:

    • Leaders of healthcare organizations, including FQHCs, hospitals, and other health organizations
    • Leaders in community-based organizations, payers, and government entities
    • Leaders in the medical, case management, behavioral health & dental fields
    • Healthcare organization’s operational staff
    • Those who create policies in organizations and communities
    • Those interested in innovative ways to solve for SDoH

    Moderating the session will be:

    Dan Bryant, LPC, CCTP ; Clinical Director of Substance Use Disorder Services, Community Health Center, Inc. 

    Webinar: Food Insecurity; October 22, 2020 - recording available

    The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health: Food Insecurity

    Recorded on October 22nd, 2020

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    Track One of The Path Forward series focuses on the use of AI, big data and technology to provide concrete, actionable solutions that solve for the social needs that result from adverse social determinants of health.

    Food insecurity has long been a leading contributor to poor health, ranging from malnourishment to disease management.  Even prior to COVID, 35 million people in the United States were food insecure.  According to the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey, this number more than doubled during the summer with nearly 1 out of 4 households experiencing food insecurity. The repercussions are not just immediate, but long standing.  Blacks and Hispanics have been disproportionately affected, as have children. Addressing the threat of food insecurity is paramount.

    Join us as we hear from a group of exciting innovators and disruptors who are creating powerful technology-based solutions to move from screening for social needs to solving for them.

    Joining us as our content expert is:

    Sarah Carroll; Director of the Center for Care Transformation  at AVIA  | View Presentation

    We are excited to have the following organizations join:

    Jacob Luria, Co-Founder and CEO, Algorex Health| View Presentation 

    Catherine Macpherson,Vice President Product Strategy & Development, Chief Nutrition Officer, Moms Meals | View Presentation

    Laura Robbins;Co-Founder and COO, Advocatia Solutions View Presentation 

    Roundtable: Food Insecurity; October 29, 2020

    The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health: Food Insecurity

     

    Registration is open from the end of the corresponding live webinar to 24 hours before the live roundtable session: October 22nd 3pm ET – October 28 2pm ET

    Registration will be posted during the corresponding topic webinar, and sent in an email to those who attended the live webinar. It will be expected during the roundtable that you attended or watched the recording of the corresponding topic’s webinar.

    Each roundtable will be limited to 18 participants and will be moderated by a subject-matter expert. If the number of people seeking to join a roundtable forum exceeds 18, multiple groups will be held at the same time, coming together at the end of a session to debrief with each other. You will be expected to have audio and video capabilities, and participate in the discussion.

    This session’s recording will not be disseminated. 

    The intended audience for this roundtable is:

    • Leaders of healthcare organizations, including FQHCs, hospitals, and other health organizations
    • Leaders in community-based organizations, payers, and government entities
    • Leaders in the medical, case management, behavioral health & dental fields
    • Healthcare organization’s operational staff
    • Those who create policies in organizations and communities
    • Those interested in innovative ways to solve for SDoH

    Webinar: Transportation; November 12, 2020 - recording available

    The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health: Transportation

    Recorded on November 12th, 2020

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    Adequate and reliable transportation services are fundamental to healthy patients and communities. Lack of transportation can have a significant impact on one’s health and on the ability to make healthy lifestyle choices, such as regular physical activity, access to healthcare, ability to purchase healthy foods, and ability to maintain social connections. Further, a lack of transportation is the leading cause of patient no-shows for medical appointments, leading to delayed care, increased emergency room visits, increased costs for patients, and disruption in patient care and provider-patient relationships. The problem is widespread. The AHA reports that each year 3.6 million people do not obtain medical care due to transportation issues. Fortunately, the non-emergency medical transportation industry is going through a transformative period. Join us as we hear from a group of exciting innovators and disruptors who are creating powerful technology-based solutions to move from screening for transportation needs to solving for them.

    We are excited to have the following panelists:

    Megan Callahan; Vice President and Head of Lyft Health

    Effie Carlson; Chief Growth Officer, Healthcents & Board Member of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC)

    Monica Rivera; Head of Social Determinants of Health, LogistiCare 

    Robert Brown; Senior Director, Wellryde & Former Vice President and Founding Member of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC)

    Kevin Mehalick; Head of Business Development, Roundtrip

    Roundtable: Transportation; November 19, 2020

    The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health: Transportation

    November 19th, 2020

    It will be expected during the roundtable that you attended or watched the recording of the corresponding topic’s webinar.

    Each roundtable will be limited to 18 participants and will be moderated by a subject-matter expert. If the number of people seeking to join a roundtable forum exceeds 18, multiple groups will be held at the same time, coming together at the end of a session to debrief with each other. You will be expected to have audio and video capabilities, and participate in the discussion.

    This session’s recording will not be disseminated. 

    The intended audience for this roundtable is:

    • Leaders of healthcare organizations, including FQHCs, hospitals, and other health organizations
    • Leaders in community-based organizations, payers, and government entities
    • Leaders in the medical, case management, behavioral health & dental fields
    • Healthcare organization’s operational staff
    • Those who create policies in organizations and communities
    • Those interested in innovative ways to solve for SDoH

    Joining us will be:

    Effie Carlson; Chief Growth Officer, Healthcents & Board Member of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC)

    Monica Rivera; Head of Social Determinants of Health, LogistiCare 

    Kevin Mehalick; Head of Business Development, Roundtrip

    Webinar: Discussion with Alan Weil & Mandy Cohen; December 10, 2020 - recording available

    The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health: Collaboration & Resources

    Our last webinar of our Path Forward fall series brings together two of the nation’s leading thought leaders in healthcare.  They will discuss the role of community health centers in addressing social determinants of health, including lessons learned from that nation’s first statewide coordinated care network.

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    Recorded on December 10th, 2020

    Our panel included:

    Alan WeilVice President/Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs of Project Hope | Bio

    Dr. Mandy K. Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services | Bio

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