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The RISE Summit on Social Determinants of Health
April 15-17th, 2024
Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA

Agenda

Monday - April 15th, 2024

9:00 AM 10:00 AM

8:00 AM 9:00 AM

7:00 AM 8:00 AM

6:00 AM 7:00 AM

Registration Desk Opens and Networking Breakfast

10:00 AM 6:00 PM

9:00 AM 5:00 PM

8:00 AM 4:00 PM

7:00 AM 3:00 PM

Workshops and Special Events Begin

*lunch for workshop attendees 12-1PM 

10:00 AM 5:00 PM

9:00 AM 4:00 PM

8:00 AM 3:00 PM

7:00 AM 2:00 PM

Workshop A : 101 Workshop: Partnering with Health Care to Address SDoH

Is your organization getting ready to partner with stakeholders such as health plans and health care providers to address SDoH? Many are struggling to navigate this territory yet the demand, and opportunity, to serve vulnerable populations is at an all-time high.  

As such, RISE is proud to bring you a 101 workshop where seasoned leaders share what you need to know to meet the demands of potential health care partners. 

You will walk away with insights into:  

  • An overview of the healthcare landscape, with a focus of understanding the “language” and key terms   
  • Pinpointing opportunities in contracting with Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans  
  • The basics of funding and reimbursement of SDoH programs  
  • An intro world of value-based care and where other organizations, including public health entities and non-profits fit in 
  • Hear what potential health care partners are looking for when evaluating partnerships  
  • Contracting and payment insights  

Breaks: 
10:30AM – 10:45AM  
12:00PM – 1:00PM  
2:30PM – 2:45PM

 

Ana Handshuh  
Principal 
CAT5 Strategies 

Cesar Armendariz 
Senior Director, Community Health 
Community Health Administration
 
Inland Empire Health Plan 

Rick Whitted 
CEO 
US Hunger 

Megan Shreve 
CEO 
SCCAP 

 

11:30 AM 1:00 PM

10:30 AM 12:00 PM

9:30 AM 11:00 AM

8:30 AM 10:00 AM

Women4Women Brunch N' Learn

  • 10:30AM – 11:00AM Pre-session networking and breakfast   
  • 11:00AM – 11:45AM Panel Discussion  
  • 11:45AM Audience Q&A / Tactical Takeaways  

Panel Discussion: Empowering Women in the Workplace and the Communities We Serve   

Join RISE for a special convening, centered around women's health and wellness.  

Hear perspectives from women leaders on leading fulfilling careers in the social services, non-profit, and health care sectors, takes on real issues plaguing women in the workplace, navigating the mental load we carry working in this field, and highlight ways that organizations are actively impacting women's health initiatives in the communities they serve.  

Moderator: 
Dr. Shannon Decker 
Principal 
VBC One 

Panelists:  

Marci Lesko 
Chief Operating Officer 
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley  

Palak Jalan
Chief Operations Officer
Access Health 

Aviva Woog 
Director, Health Equity & Drivers of Health 
Centene Corporation 

2:00 PM 5:00 PM

1:00 PM 4:00 PM

12:00 PM 3:00 PM

11:00 AM 2:00 PM

Workshop B: Data for Better Health: How Collecting, Using, and Sharing SDOH Data Can Improve Health and Healthcare Outcomes

Many challenges and opportunities exist related to collecting, sharing, and using social determinants of health (SDOH) data. During this session, speakers will identify these. They will then highlight best practices for SDOH Data sharing between healthcare providers and community-based organizations, specifically related to food insecurity, housing instability, transportation needs, utility difficulties, and interpersonal safety.  

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss solutions that would allow both internal and external stakeholders to maximize the value of SDOH data and improve health equity.   

Attendees will leave this interactive and informative session: 

  • Understanding the challenges and opportunities related to the collection, use, and sharing of SDOH data; 
  • Learning best practices that have been successfully utilized by organizations across the country; and   
  • Understand the role health information professionals play in this work and how collaboration amongst internal and external stakeholders related to SDOH data is critical to improving health equity.  

Breaks: 
12:00PM – 1:00PM – pre session lunch  
2:45PM – 3:00PM 

Priya Bathija 
Health Equity Consultant 
AHIMA 
Founder & CEO 
Nyoo Health 

Adam Kohlrus, MS, CPHQ, CPPS 
Partner and Chief Health Strategist  
Do Tank  

2:00 PM 5:00 PM

1:00 PM 4:00 PM

12:00 PM 3:00 PM

11:00 AM 2:00 PM

Workshop C: The Path to Sustainability – A Look into Funding, Financing and Enhancing Revenue Capture

Gain insights into funding streams, payment models and revenue capture opportunities to promote long term sustainability for SDoH Programs,  with takeaways, case examples and advice on:  

  • Funding streams from the federal and state level 
  • Contracting models between MCO’s and providers / CBO’s for enhancing revenue capture 
  • Use of Z codes  
  • Examples of how organizations are using blending and braiding of funds to pay for SDoH initiatives   
  • Examples of how MCO’s are effectively using supplemental benefits for reimburse SDoH needs   
  • Insights into what philanthropic funders are looking for  

Breaks: 
12:00PM – 1:00PM  pre session lunch 
2:45PM – 3:00PM

 

Athena Santos, MPH, CRC  
Executive Director, Quality Performance and Value 
AdventHealth Primary Care Division   

Erin Hahn, MPH 
Lead Policy Analyst, Value Based Care & Quality
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 

Katrina Pratt-Roebuck, MBA  
Senior Director of Systems Integration  
Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services
 
City of Philadelphia 

5:00 PM 5:00 PM

4:00 PM 4:00 PM

3:00 PM 3:00 PM

2:00 PM 2:00 PM

Special Events and Networking Begins

5:00 PM 6:00 PM

4:00 PM 5:00 PM

3:00 PM 4:00 PM

2:00 PM 3:00 PM

Food Packing Volunteer Event in Partnership with U.S. Hunger

Separate registration required 

6:30 PM 6:30 PM

5:30 PM 5:30 PM

4:30 PM 4:30 PM

3:30 PM 3:30 PM

Registration Desk Closes

6:30 PM 7:30 PM

5:30 PM 6:30 PM

4:30 PM 5:30 PM

3:30 PM 4:30 PM

Networking Cocktail Reception

Join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and face-to-face networking with peers.

Tuesday - April 16th, 2024

7:00 AM 8:45 AM

6:00 AM 7:45 AM

5:00 AM 6:45 AM

4:00 AM 5:45 AM

Offsite Volunteer Opportunity – Serving Breakfast to the Community* (separate registration required)

Grace at the Green Light is a 501C3 whose mission is to offer New Orleans unhoused population choices while providing for their basic needs in a loving manner that embraces the human spirit. A limited number of volunteers will be able to make an impact by serving breakfast in the local community in partnership with this organization.  

 

Logistical details will be provided to registrants ahead of the conference. Space is limited. Separate registration is required. 

8:45 AM 9:45 AM

7:45 AM 8:45 AM

6:45 AM 7:45 AM

5:45 AM 6:45 AM

Registration Desk Opens and Networking Breakfast

8:45 AM 6:30 PM

7:45 AM 5:30 PM

6:45 AM 4:30 PM

5:45 AM 3:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

8:50 AM 9:30 AM

7:50 AM 8:30 AM

6:50 AM 7:30 AM

5:50 AM 6:30 AM

Rising START-up Roundtables

Join rising stars in the SDoH space as they share exciting case studies and new technology development.   

These will be facilitated discussions and idea exchange sessions with 8-10 industry peers. Attendees will have the opportunity to join up to two roundtables. 

9:45 AM 10:00 AM

8:45 AM 9:00 AM

7:45 AM 8:00 AM

6:45 AM 7:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Conference Co-Chairs:  

Ellen Fink-Samnick 
DBH, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, CCM, CCTP, CRP 
Wholistic Health Equity Strategist, Content Developer, Educator 
EFS Supervision Strategies, LLC 

 

Rick Whitted 
CEO 
US Hunger 

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

9:00 AM 10:00 AM

8:00 AM 9:00 AM

7:00 AM 8:00 AM

Keynote Address: Find Your Finish

This amazing journey started when Kyle watched his brother finish the Louisville triathlon. He counts it as 'one of the most transformative moments in [his] life.' Kyle asked his brother 'Can people in wheelchairs do IRONMAN?' Brent never hesitated with his response; the answer was a resounding 'YES!'. Even though finishing an IRONMAN was something that had never crossed his mind, from that day forward Kyle wanted in.  
 
Allow America's most highly recognized team of brother/brother triathletes take you on their journey from their first race, through the multiple 'NOs', to the final 'YES' from KONA, getting to the start line, the ups and downs to the finish line, and beyond. Hear about growing up Peasey, and how it meant living a life of doing all within your power to succeed, and to also ensure that no single person is ever left on the side-lines. 

Through the Pease brothers' unbreakable bond, they show how individual and team focus, determination, and spirit are the keys to achieving and accomplishing feats others might say are impossible. They show you the profound ways a family proved that by illuminating and including individuals with disabilities they were able to find and reveal who they truly are.  

  • Define what your personal finish line is, what it looks like, and be inspired and motivated to pursue it! 
  • Understand how the path to success is often the same, regardless of the goal that is being pursued 
  • Show that anything is truly possible when you believe and set you mind to it 
  • Clarify what success looks like to them and how to keep you focus, determination, and spirit as the keys to achieving it 

Brent and Kyle Pease, Ironman Champion Triathletes

11:00 AM 11:50 AM

10:00 AM 10:50 AM

9:00 AM 9:50 AM

8:00 AM 8:50 AM

Panel: Examining the Intersection Between Health Equity and SDoH - the Road Ahead

Addressing the non-medical social drivers of health is a big undertaking for many organizations. Every day, health care, public health, government, and non-profit leaders are tasked with not just fixing individuals but fixing whole communities.  

In this level-setting panel, leaders set the stage for the conference by sharing their perspectives on addressing SDoH as a part of health equity, intersection points and what the road ahead looks like.   

Moderator: 
Len M. Nichols, Ph.D. 
Non-Resident Fellow, Health Policy Center 
Urban Institute 
Professor Emeritus, College of Health and Human Services 
George Mason University 

Panelists: 
Haile Hernandez 
Head of Social Determinants of Health  
Point32 Health  

Mona N. Fouad, MD, MPH 
Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UAB 
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Heersink School of Medicine 
Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine
 
Edward E. Partridge, M.D., Endowed Chair for Cancer Disparity Research 
Director, UAB Minority Health and Health Equity Research Center 
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) 

Vivian Nava-Schellinger, J.D.   
Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact 
The SCAN Foundation 

Saeeda Lesley Dunston 
Chief Executive Officer
Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities Inc.

11:50 AM 12:15 PM

10:50 AM 11:15 AM

9:50 AM 10:15 AM

8:50 AM 9:15 AM

Networking Break

12:15 PM 1:00 PM

11:15 AM 12:00 PM

10:15 AM 11:00 AM

9:15 AM 10:00 AM

Healing Communities: Tackling Gun Violence Disparities in Black Neighborhoods with a Public Health Approach

Healing Communities: Tackling Gun Violence Disparities in Black Neighborhoods with a Public Health Approach 
The ripple effect of the gun violence crisis in our country creates several social and economic disparities that reverberate across Black families and neighborhoods. Community Violence Intervention (CVI) programs are evidence-based and data-driven public health approaches that can help solve this crisis. In this session, we’ll dive into the interconnected consequences of gun violence while offering actionable solutions and community-driven initiatives that can make our communities safer and save lives.  
 
Michael-Sean Spence 
Managing Director, Community Safety Initiatives 
Everytown for Gun Safety 

Christa Green 
Program Director  
Turning the Tide Violence Intervention Program
 
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) 

1:00 PM 1:35 PM

12:00 PM 12:35 PM

11:00 AM 11:35 AM

10:00 AM 10:35 AM

Fireside Chat: A Conversation on Health, Housing and Sharing Lived Experiences that turned into Meaningful Research

When Brown found himself out of work in 2009 after a career as a barber, his early brushes with the law and a suspended driver’s license made it difficult to find employment. And the jobs he did find didn’t pay enough to keep a roof over his head. Despite the obstacles, he knew that getting an education was the answer. 

Brown was drawn to the human welfare sector and saw himself as a front-line worker. He decided to attend CPTC where he completed his Associates of Technology in Human Services – typically a 2-year program – in 4 quarters. He then completed his Bachelor of Social Science degree through The Evergreen College in just 11 quarters. A Master of Arts in Leadership from City University followed and led Brown to the Doctor of Education in Leadership program. 

It’s a remarkable journey under the best of circumstances. But through most of it, Brown slept in shelters, couch surfed at friends’ homes, lived in a garage, found refuge in his child’s abandoned day care and rented cheap office space. At certain points he secured transitional housing, but that was short-lived. Days before he began his master’s program at CityU, Brown was sleeping on a sidewalk in Tacoma. 

As more and more people face homelessness in the Seattle region and across the U.S., and the stigmatization, discrimination and significant health issues that come with it, Al sits down exclusively with the RISE SDoH Summit audience to share valuable lessons for the health care industry.  

Dr. Alfonso Brown 
Let’s Get to Work  

Moderator: 
JoEllen McNamara 
VP of Housing + Health Partnerships 
National Equity Fund  

1:35 PM 2:35 PM

12:35 PM 1:35 PM

11:35 AM 12:35 PM

10:35 AM 11:35 AM

Networking Lunch

Concurrent Sessions 2:35 PM - 3:20 PM 1:35 PM - 2:20 PM 12:35 PM - 1:20 PM 11:35 AM - 12:20 PM

Track A Chair: 
Bill Friedman 
Vice President of Payer and Provider Engagement 
Wider Circle  

Track B Chair:
Justen Coleman 
Director, Business Development  
Health Equity & Drivers of Health
 
Centene 

Track C Chair:  
Ellen Fink-Samnick, DBH, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, CCM, CCTP, CRP 
Wholistic Health Equity Strategist, Content Developer, Educator 
EFS Supervision Strategies, LLC 

Track Chairs:

2:35 PM 3:20 PM

1:35 PM 2:20 PM

12:35 PM 1:20 PM

11:35 AM 12:20 PM

Track A

Panel: Getting Buy in for SDoH Programs

  • Hear experiences from health care leaders on what it took to convince other stakeholders to move forward with SDoH Programs  
  • Gain insights into the metrics and data used to show ROI  
  • Get tips on building affinity within your organization  

Moderator: 

Alexandra Schweitzer  
Executive Fellow  
Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative 

Panelists: 

Amy Lasher  
System Administrative Director, Community Impact 
Adventist Health 

Cesar Armendariz 
Senior Director, Community Health 
Community Health Administration
 
Inland Empire Health Plan 

Jenn Kerfoot 
Chief Strategy & Growth Officer  
DUOS  

Rebecca Yanniello  
Vice President, Population Health 
Regal Medical Group  

2:35 PM 3:20 PM

1:35 PM 2:20 PM

12:35 PM 1:20 PM

11:35 AM 12:20 PM

Track B

Panel: Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis in the U.S.

  • Learning best practices from organizations across the country that have implemented social determinants approaches to maternal health 
  • Discuss the key to collaboration across the ecosystem to support better maternal health outcomes  
  • Hear examples of operationalizing maternal health programs from payers, providers and CBO’s  

 

Moderator: 

Nikki Hungate 
Quality Product Consultant  
Bright Star Health Solutions  

Panelists:  

Priya Bathija 
Health Equity Consultant 
AHIMA 
Founder & CEO 
Nyoo Health   

Davina V. Prabhu, MHA, MAECEL
Vice President, Operations of Ambulatory Care and Community & Population Health
 
NewYork-Presbyterian 

Yolanda Lawson, MD, FACOG 
Executive Director, Maternal Infant Health 
HCSC

Esther Dyson  
Founder  
Wellville 

Hillery Ross-CCHW, B.S., CLE 
Community Programs Manager 
Access Health 

 

2:35 PM 3:20 PM

1:35 PM 2:20 PM

12:35 PM 1:20 PM

11:35 AM 12:20 PM

Track C

Case Study: Driving Member Engagement and Clinical Impact with a Personalized Food as Medicine Program

  • Hear how IU Health Plans and NourishedRx implemented a technology-enabled food as medicine program for high-risk members with type 2 diabetes 
  • Review program impact on clinical measures, nutrition security, and self-reported outcomes 
  • Discuss tangible learnings and takeaways to support food as medicine programming 

 

Jennifer Bradley, RD, Project Manager 
Population Health Operations 
IU Health Plans 

Spencer Pratt 
Chief Growth Officer 
NourishedRx 

3:20 PM 3:25 PM

2:20 PM 2:25 PM

1:20 PM 1:25 PM

12:20 PM 12:25 PM

Session Transition

Concurrent Sessions 3:25 PM - 4:10 PM 2:25 PM - 3:10 PM 1:25 PM - 2:10 PM 12:25 PM - 1:10 PM
Track Chairs:

3:25 PM 4:10 PM

2:25 PM 3:10 PM

1:25 PM 2:10 PM

12:25 PM 1:10 PM

Track A

Getting to Yes: Championing SDOH from the Compliance Office

  • Discuss the nuances of navigating the heavily regulated world of health care, including whether and how various legal and regulatory frameworks (e.g., patient privacy law, inducements prohibitions) apply to innovative collaborations between community organizations and health care providers, payers, and other stakeholders 
  • Discuss barriers that organizations may come up against and the importance of building champions in legal/compliance offices 
  • Gain strategies for navigating key barriers 
  • Examine necessary reforms to legal and regulatory frameworks that better support community-clinical partnerships and other aspects of SDOH programming 

 

Rachel Landauer 
Clinical Instructor 
Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation  
Harvard Law School 

Meryl Katz
Executive Director of Medicaid Compliance 
Kaiser Permanente  

Alison LeBlanc
Executive Director of the Child Health Equity Center  
UMass Memorial   

3:25 PM 4:10 PM

2:25 PM 3:10 PM

1:25 PM 2:10 PM

12:25 PM 1:10 PM

Track B

Case Study: Cross-Plan and Multi-Sector Collaboration to Advance Health Equity in Ohio

  • Hear how two managed care plans have found ways to partner with each other and with community partners to improve health among members and their communities  
  • Get real-world examples of cross-plan and multi-sector collaborations focused on health related social needs  
  • Discuss components of successful collaborative efforts among health plan health equity lead as well as solutions to barriers encountered in the execution of collaborative work  

 

Corazon Eaton 
Director of Health Equity 
Buckeye Health Plan  

Kate Tullio 
Associate Vice President, Health Equity 
CareSource 

3:25 PM 4:10 PM

2:25 PM 3:10 PM

1:25 PM 2:10 PM

12:25 PM 1:10 PM

Track C

Case Study: Community-Centered Care - A Unique Health System Approach to Supporting Social Care Network Models

  • Hear about CommonSpirit Health’s innovative practices positioning community networks to have long-term relational, operational and financial sustainability, with focus on local governance, serving the entire community and growing a community bank 
  • Dive deeper into tactical information about the aforementioned practices, including what it is, why it is important, communities where it has been implemented, and relevant outcomes data 
  • Be better prepared to explain to your local stakeholders any new practices they should consider adopting to advance network models centered in your community 

 

Moderator: 

Alexandra Schweitzer  
Executive Fellow  
Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative 

 

Panelists:  

Marc Rosen 
System Director Community Impact, Operations, and Partnerships 
CommonSpirit Health  

Kelly Nielsen  
Director, Omaha Pathways Community HUB 
Omaha Community Foundation 

4:10 PM 4:30 PM

3:10 PM 3:30 PM

2:10 PM 2:30 PM

1:10 PM 1:30 PM

Networking Break

Concurrent Sessions 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Track Chairs:

4:30 PM 5:15 PM

3:30 PM 4:15 PM

2:30 PM 3:15 PM

1:30 PM 2:15 PM

Track A

Panel: Approaches to Health-Related Social Needs (HRSN) Screening Tools - A Path to Health Equity

  • Hear a variety of approaches for adaptation and implementation of health-related social needs (HRSN) screening tools 
  • Discuss how patient-centered approaches can make a substantial impact within safety-net institutions and offer insights that have broader implications for CMS programs aiming to support healthcare providers in addressing HRSN and enhancing patient outcomes 
  • Hear how organizations are developing enhanced SDoH questions aimed at improving place-based whole person multidisciplinary care coordination, interactive journey maps to assist families with system navigation, and enhance the social and physical wellbeing of all 
  • Discuss resources that organizations can use when creating screening tools, including CHW experiences, the incorporation of Banks-Wallace’s (2022) womanist theory, and systems justification theory (SJT) (Jost, 2018), and community listening sessions 
  • Examine if SDoH screenings ask the right questions and in turn, the impact on health equity  

 

Moderator:
Michael Dulin, MD PhD 
Chief Medical Officer 
Gray Matter Analytics 
 

Panelists:  
Sheila Phicil  
Director of Innovation, Health Equity Accelerator 
Boston Medical Center 

Pablo Buitron de la Vega 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of THRIVE 
Boston Medical Center 

Mariah Chrans 
Programs Director
 
Community Health Council of Wyandotte County   

Palak Jalan
Chief Operations Officer
Access Health 

4:30 PM 5:15 PM

3:30 PM 4:15 PM

2:30 PM 3:15 PM

1:30 PM 2:15 PM

Track B

We Need Talk... Candid Discussion on Reimbursement for CBOs Providing Social Care

  • Dive into the program design, challenges, and lessons learned from a pilot program by Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network trying to crack the code on sustainable reimbursement for CBO’s providing social services 
  • Understand capacity, technology, workflow, and reporting challenges between health plans and CBOs 
  • Hear directly from CBO leaders on the perceived benefits and challenges of working so collaboratively with a health system 
  • Discuss how to drive clinician adoption and referral volume through change management and technological adaptation 
  • Investigate where current policy provides new opportunity for innovative models and how policymakers and regulators can help spur more social care innovation 

 

Maggie Schano 
Director, Community Benefit Organization Engagement 
Highmark Health   

Rev. Dr. T Charles Howell 
Director of Workforce Development and Financial Coaching 
Mon Valley Initiative 
 
Pamela Wilbon 
Interim Executive Director
Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc.  

4:30 PM 5:15 PM

3:30 PM 4:15 PM

2:30 PM 3:15 PM

1:30 PM 2:15 PM

Track C

Case Study – Learnings from a Public / Private Partnership to Address Accessibility to Transportation in a Local PA Community 

  • Hear how three organizations, United Way of the Lehigh Valley, AARP PA and the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (local government organization) aligned to address a key barrier to health care access – transportation  
  • Get insights into the how the organizations came to the table, how they are leveraging each other’s strengths, and keys to relationship building amongst the entities  
  • Discuss the nuances of getting this type of initiative off the ground (including getting buy in, funding, contracting, etc.) with takeaways on how other communities can execute similar programs  

 

Carmen Bell  
Sr. Director, Healthy Aging 
United Way of the Lehigh Valley 

Kellie VonStein 
Associate State Director Outreach and Advocacy 
AARP PA 

Becky Bradley, AICP
Executive Director  
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission  

5:15 PM 5:25 PM

4:15 PM 4:25 PM

3:15 PM 3:25 PM

2:15 PM 2:25 PM

Session Transition

5:25 PM 6:05 PM

4:25 PM 5:05 PM

3:25 PM 4:05 PM

2:25 PM 3:05 PM

Roundtable Discussions 

Participate in a facilitated roundtable discussion and deep dive with peers on timely topics in the industry. These will be facilitated discussions and idea exchange sessions with 8-10 industry peers. Attendees will have the opportunity to join up to two roundtables.   

 

Benchmark best practices, share ideas and lessons on addressing:  

  1. Achieving Health Equity through 1115 Waivers - Karen Iapoce RN-BC, MS, CPHQ, CMAC, CAPA, LSSBB, Senior Director, Government Programs – ZeOmega, Inc. 
  2. Creating an Infrastructure Around Referrals - Katrina Pratt-Roebuck, MBA, Senior Director of Systems Integration for the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, City of Philadelphia  
  3. Maternal Health - Hillery Ross-CCHW, B.S., CLE, Community Programs Manager, Access Health 
  4. Primary Care Engagement - Felicia S. Dortch MPH, BSN, RN CCM, DNCM, MDPCP Practice Transformation Coach, Maryland Department of Health 
  5. Housing - JoEllen McNamara, VP of Housing + Health Partnerships 
    National Equity Fund 
  6. Combatting Food Insecurity with Dignity - Saeeda Lesley Dunston, Chief Executive Officer, Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities Inc. 
  7. Health Care for the Latine Community – Suyanna Linhales Barker, DrPH, Chief of Programs and Community Services, La Clinical Del Pueblo  
  8. Chronic Condition Member Engagement - Celina M. Sullivan, JD, BSHCM, Regional Director, Medicaid, Kaiser Permanente  
  9. The Intersection of Population Health and SDoH - Rebecca Yanniello, Vice President, Population Health, Regal Medical Group
  10. Using Data to Determine SDoH Strategy Maria Welch MPH, CHES, Program Manager, Geisinger  

5:30 PM 6:30 PM

4:30 PM 5:30 PM

3:30 PM 4:30 PM

2:30 PM 3:30 PM

Networking Cocktail Reception

6:00 PM 6:00 PM

5:00 PM 5:00 PM

4:00 PM 4:00 PM

3:00 PM 3:00 PM

Registration Desk Closes

Wednesday - April 17th, 2024

8:45 AM 9:45 AM

7:45 AM 8:45 AM

6:45 AM 7:45 AM

5:45 AM 6:45 AM

Registration Desk Opens and Networking Breakfast

8:45 AM 2:30 PM

7:45 AM 1:30 PM

6:45 AM 12:30 PM

5:45 AM 11:30 AM

Exhibit Hall Open

9:20 AM 9:50 AM

8:20 AM 8:50 AM

7:20 AM 7:50 AM

6:20 AM 6:50 AM

Book Signing with Zeev Neuwirth, MD, MHA, Author, “Beyond the Walls”

9:00 AM 9:40 AM

8:00 AM 8:40 AM

7:00 AM 7:40 AM

6:00 AM 6:40 AM

2024 Steering Committee Breakfast (Invite-Only)

9:50 AM 10:00 AM

8:50 AM 9:00 AM

7:50 AM 8:00 AM

6:50 AM 7:00 AM

Welcome Remarks and Day One Takeaways + Health Care Hero Award Presentation

Conference Co-Chairs:  

Ellen Fink-Samnick, DBH, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, CCM, CCTP, CRP 
Wholistic Health Equity Strategist, Content Developer, Educator 
EFS Supervision Strategies, LLC 

 

Rick Whitted 
CEO 
US Hunger 

10:00 AM 10:45 AM

9:00 AM 9:45 AM

8:00 AM 8:45 AM

7:00 AM 7:45 AM

Panel: A Discussion on Access to Data and Funding Streams as the Backbone to SDoH Sustainability

  • Join a robust discussion on sustainability of SDoH programs, with focus on innovative funding streams and use of data in communities across the U.S.  
  • Panelists will share examples they’ve worked on, or come across, when it comes to access and uses of emerging non-clinical data to positively impact a person’s health care journey  
  • Discuss examples and advancements in Race/Ethnicity/Language Data and how they are driving population health program development 
  • Get perspectives on overcoming roadblocks in accessing non-clinical data, examine which sources are publically available, and innovative techniques organizations are using data to advance their work in health equity  

 

Moderator: 

Brian Urban MBA MS MPH
Director of Innovation and Emerging Markets 
FinThrive 

 

Panelists:  

Esther Dyson  
Founder  
Wellville 

 

DeAnna Minus-Vincent  
Founder and Managing Partner 
The Outcomes Architect  

Zeev Neuwirth, MD, MHA  
Internal Medicine Physician 
Author, Beyond the Walls”  
Podcast Host, 'Creating a New Healthcare' 

 

10:45 AM 11:30 AM

9:45 AM 10:30 AM

8:45 AM 9:30 AM

7:45 AM 8:30 AM

Innovation at the State Level: Learnings from a Successful Public / Private Partnership Leveraging Medicaid Expansion

  • Gain insights from critical state-level initiatives in NC, such as the Healthy Opportunities Pilot, the nation’s first comprehensive program to test and evaluate the impact of providing select evidence-based, non-medical interventions related to housing, food, transportation and interpersonal safety and toxic stress to high-needs Medicaid enrollees 
  • Hear directly from leaders on the ground implementing the NCCare360 initiative  
  • Discuss the operationalizing of public / private partnerships, including details of the coordinated care technology platform, reimbursement, metrics and sustainability 

Moderator: 

Mikal Sutton 
Managing Director, Medicaid Policy 
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) 

Panelists:

Maria Ramirez Perez, MPH   
Program Manager, Healthy Opportunities Pilots 
NC  Medicaid
 
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services 

 
Tim Driscoll 
Assistant Director of Service Coordination  
Veterans Services of the Carolinas  

Mary Messarra  
Director of Crisis Ministry  
Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry 

11:30 AM 11:55 AM

10:30 AM 10:55 AM

9:30 AM 9:55 AM

8:30 AM 8:55 AM

Networking Break

11:55 AM 12:40 PM

10:55 AM 11:40 AM

9:55 AM 10:40 AM

8:55 AM 9:40 AM

Panel: Opportunities in Addressing SDoH for Medicare Advantage Members

  • Hear examples of how Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are addressing SDoH for their members and communities  
  • Dive into the Health Equity Index (HEI) and Social Needs Screening and Intervention (SNS-E) measures to improve healthcare access and outcomes for plan members, especially those with specific social risk factors (SRFs) 
  • Get plans’ perspectives on cross-sector collaboration and what’s needed to sustain SDoH efforts across the ecosystem   

Moderator: 
Alla Zilbering 
Medicare National Medical Director for Health Equity  
Cigna HealthCare

Panelists: 

Ana Handshuh  
Principal 
CAT5 Strategies 

Tracy Muday, MD 
Executive Medical Director 
Regence BCBS of Oregon  

Anne Boffa 
Vice President of Population Health and Network Quality Strategy 
Commonwealth Care Alliance 
 

12:40 PM 1:15 PM

11:40 AM 12:15 PM

10:40 AM 11:15 AM

9:40 AM 10:15 AM

Fireside Chat: A Candid Sit Down - The Reality of Being a Patient and Consumer in “The System”

Sit down with Charlotte, a breast cancer survivor and community organizer, to discuss the realities of being a human, a mother and a patient trying to navigate assistance programs while battling health issues.  

 

Moderator:  
Ellen Fink-Samnick 
DBH, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, CCM, CCTP, CRP 
Wholistic Health Equity Strategist, Content Developer, Educator 
EFS Supervision Strategies, LLC 

Interviewee: 
Charlotte Safrit 
Breast Cancer Advocate and Content Creator  

1:15 PM 2:15 PM

12:15 PM 1:15 PM

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

10:15 AM 11:15 AM

Networking Lunch

Concurrent Sessions 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Track Chairs:

2:15 PM 3:00 PM

1:15 PM 2:00 PM

12:15 PM 1:00 PM

11:15 AM 12:00 PM

Track A

Panel: Experiences in Enhancing Equitable Access to Care in Rural Communities

  • Hear examples of organizations standing up a successful program to address SDoH in rural communities, including the benefits and challenges of engaging multiple stakeholders, operationalizing programs and lessons learned on the ground  
  • Explore opportunities to replicate a similar approach in other geographies and with your own spectrum of partners  
  • Discuss processes needed to drive change, address social determinants of health challenges, and achieve better outcomes  

 

Moderator: 
Denise Harlow  
CEO 
National Community Action Partnership  

Panelists: 

Angie Lockwood 
Sr. Mgr, Health Care Quality, Quality and Compliance Operations  
Aetna Clinical Solutions 

Sarah Mills, MPH, RD  
Senior Manager, Health Systems  
Share Our Strength  

Alyssa Meller 
Chief Operating Officer 
National Rural Health Resource Center  

Rhonda Barcus 
Program Manager  
National Rural Health Resource Center  

2:15 PM 3:00 PM

1:15 PM 2:00 PM

12:15 PM 1:00 PM

11:15 AM 12:00 PM

Track B

Case Study – A Transformative Approach to Community-Driven SDoH Impact: A Look into the Livability Lab in Muskegon, MI

  • Gain insights into an innovative approach to incorporating community voice and lived experience, rooted in community-engaged data 
  • Discuss the nuances of how the Livability Lab got started, its’ dynamic evolution, and the impact of community-powered action on barriers, with specific examples of results in childcare access, medical debt, economic barriers, birthing disparities, and housing access  
  • Take away ideas to replicate similar initiatives and empower your own community through fluid and responsive approaches

 

Samantha Cornell, JD  
Director of Community-Based Services 
Access Health  

 
Hillery Ross-CCHW, B.S., CLE 
Community Programs Manager 
Access Health 

2:15 PM 3:00 PM

1:15 PM 2:00 PM

12:15 PM 1:00 PM

11:15 AM 12:00 PM

Track C

Time is money: Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield reveals the significance of SDoH data for early diagnosis

  • Understand the limitations of inferring health disparities among chronic disease patients with clinical data alone and the challenges of sourcing and linking reliable, individual- level SDoH data. 
  • Hear a recent example of how combining claims data and SDoH data, specifically household size and income, revealed insightful diagnosis patterns among chronic kidney disease patients.  
  • Learn about what SDoH datasets and linking technologies are available and the key questions to address when exploring what data is right for you. 
  • Determine actionable steps to best utilize SDoH data for care management outreach, patient engagement, and strategy development to optimize patient outcomes. 

 

Aaron M. Novotny, Ph.D. 
Director of Healthcare Economics and Outcomes 
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield 

 

Cheria Poole 
Director of Healthcare Strategy and Innovation 
LexisNexis Risk Solutions 

3:00 PM 3:05 PM

2:00 PM 2:05 PM

1:00 PM 1:05 PM

12:00 PM 12:05 PM

Session Transition

Concurrent Sessions 3:05 PM - 3:50 PM 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM 1:05 PM - 1:50 PM 12:05 PM - 12:50 PM
Track Chairs:

3:05 PM 3:50 PM

2:05 PM 2:50 PM

1:05 PM 1:50 PM

12:05 PM 12:50 PM

Track A

Case Study – A Data-Based Approach to Addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH): A Look into Children’s Specialized Hospital’s Program in NJ and Beyond 

  • Hear learnings from an SDoH program at Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH) from the development and institution of the program to the collaboration with both frontline staff and families to ensure the process is embedded into patient care  
  • Focus on the innovative data-based approach, starting with data capture at screening, use of data to identify key focus areas, to use of machine learning (ML) to assist with identifying and addressing adherence to outpatient appointments 
  • Learn about how CSH operationalized the program, weaving it into routine medical care  

Victoria Gregorio 
Director for the Center for Discovery, Innovation, and Development (CDID) 
Children’s Specialized Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility 

Dr. Malia Beckwith 
AVP of Ambulatory Medical Practices and Section Chief of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics 
Children’s Specialized Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility 

Linda Waddell 
Family Faculty Supervisor 
Children’s Specialized Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility 

Janet Giordano 
Director of Patient Care Coordination & Patient Experience 
Children’s Specialized Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility 

3:05 PM 3:50 PM

2:05 PM 2:50 PM

1:05 PM 1:50 PM

12:05 PM 12:50 PM

Track B

Case Study - More than a Warm Handoff: A Look into a Clinical-CBO Partnership to Address Food Insecurity

  • Hear from Community Care Cooperative, an FQHC-led ACO, and Project Bread, the state’s largest anti-hunger organization, who have successfully supported nearly 10,000 members with healthy food access and nutrition education 
  • Showcase elements of successful community-clinical partnerships and workflows to connect patients with community based organization programs 
  • Discuss how the nuances of the partnership, including contracting with Medicaid, data sharing and exchange, metrics used and other lessons learned   

Kim Prendergast 
VP, Policy 
Community Care Cooperative 

Jennifer Obadia 
Senior Director, Health Care Partnerships 
Project Bread 

3:05 PM 3:50 PM

2:05 PM 2:50 PM

1:05 PM 1:50 PM

12:05 PM 12:50 PM

Track C

Who Helps the Helpers? Self-Care and Sustainable Work During Health Crises

  • Learn how frontline jobs come with unaddressed risks like stigmatized access to care and unclear work boundaries  
  • Get specific tools to build resilient, effective teams from leadership down to direct service professionals   
  • Validate your own vital efforts in the helping field: develop the language to make your challenges and strengths legible to the wider world 

Robert Mundy 
Health Policy Analyst 
Maryland Department of Health

 

3:50 PM 3:55 PM

2:50 PM 2:55 PM

1:50 PM 1:55 PM

12:50 PM 12:55 PM

Session Transition

3:55 PM 4:30 PM

2:55 PM 3:30 PM

1:55 PM 2:30 PM

12:55 PM 1:30 PM

Wrap Up Panel – Takeaways in Tactical Solutions, Partnering Across Sectors and Scaling SDoH Programs

Members of the 2024 RISE SDoH Summit Steering Committee discuss their biggest takeaways from the conference, highlight innovative programs that were discussed and hone in on tactical solutions in addressing non-medical social drivers of health.  

 

With Closing Remarks Provided by Conference Co-Chairs (5 minutes):  

Ellen Fink-Samnick 
DBH, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, CCM, CCTP, CRP 
Wholistic Health Equity Strategist, Content Developer, Educator 
EFS Supervision Strategies, LLC 

Rick Whitted 
CEO 
US Hunger 

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