Summit: What’s Next on Social Determinants of Health?

This half-day summit was one of two events for the "What's Next on Social Determinants of Healt?" Signature Series.

Columbus Club - Union Station

Continental breakfast available at 8:00 a.m.

Public Half-Day Summit 

This first topic examined the impact of nonmedical drivers of health-often called “social determinants of health”, on patients and the health system. It has become increasingly clear that efforts to improve quality, lower costs, and enhance patient satisfaction cannot succeed without addressing socio-economic status and nonmedical drivers of health such as housing, transportation, and nutrition. These sessions brought together multi-stakeholder perspectives to examine current policies and practices on social determinants of health and accelerate solutions to improve health outcomes in the U.S.

Summit Program

Session 1: Perspectives from Former State Surgeons General

Joe Thompson, M.D., MPH
Former State Surgeon General, State of Arkansas; President and Chief Executive Officer, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement; Professor, UAMS Colleges of Medicine and Public Health

Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D., M.S.
Former State Surgeon General, State of Michigan;
Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness & Diversity Officer, Henry Ford Health System

Moderator: Sarah J. Dash, MPH
President and Chief Executive Officer, Alliance for Health Policy


Session 2: Measuring the Nonmedical Needs of Our Communities

Shantanu Agrawal, M.D., M.Phil.
President and Chief Executive Officer, National Quality Forum         

Mat Reidhead, M.A.
Vice President of Research and Analytics, Missouri Hospital Association         

Jamo Rubin, M.D., MBA
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, TAVHealth

Moderator: Adaeze Enekwechi, Ph.D., MPP
President, IMPAQ, LLC


Session 3 Keynote: “Social Determinants of Health: Holy Grail or Dead-End Road?”

Lisa Fitzpatrick, M.D., MPH, MPA
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Grapevine Health;
Lecturer, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

Moderator: Allison Hamblin, MSPH
Senior Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.


Session 4: Connecting the Dots: Health Beyond Health Care

Howard Koh, M.D., MPH
Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership, Department of Health Policy and Management,
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School

Sandeep Wadhwa, M.D.
Chief Health Officer and Senior Vice President of Market and Innovation, Solera Health

Kamillah Wood, M.D., MPH, FAAP
Senior Vice President, Health and Housing, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future

Moderator: Krista Drobac, MPP
Partner, Sirona Strategies; Chair, Aligning for Health


Session 5: Future Policy Considerations

Dora Hughes, M.D., MPH,
Associate Research Professor, Health Policy and Management,
The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

John McCarthy, MPA
Founding Partner, Speire Healthcare Strategies

Hon. Allyson Y. Schwartz, MSW
President and Chief Executive Officer, Better Medicare Alliance

Moderator: Elizabeth M. Wroe, J.D.
Principal, Leavitt Partners