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.
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