Conference Agenda

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

 

7:00am-5:00pm           Registration                                                                                    

Alamo Foyer, 3rd Floor

8:00am-5:00pm           Pre-Conference Workshop (additional fee)

1) Communities Improving Health, Well being, and Equity – Onramps to        Accelerating Change via 100 Million Healthier Lives (all day session) 

                                                                                                                      Frontier, 3rd Floor

Sarah Callender, LCSW, Director of Health and Wellness, Downtown Women’s Center; ‘Shemeka Ebony’ Coleman, MS, Steward of Community Champions, 100 Million Healthier Lives; Kate Ebersole, CPCC, Principal, KEE Concepts Consulting, LIS: Cattaraugus County Health Livable Community; Seth Fritsch; Paul Howard, Senior Director of Knowledge Sharing, Community Solutions; Niñon Lewis, MS, Executive Director, Triple Aim for Populations Focus Area, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Andrew Martin, Field Agent, 100 Million Healthier Lives; Esther Munene-Masaba, PhD, Quality and Performance Improvement Advisor, Ethnic Community-based Organization for Refugees (ECOR) 

Communities Joined in Action is a key partner in the 100 Million Healthier Lives movement, where an unprecedented collaboration of change agents in communities worldwide have come together in support of a shared goal: 100 million people worldwide living healthier lives by 2020. In this session, we will share the “what” of our work (e.g., tools, resources, bright spots, and ways to get involved), as well as the “how” of our work—creating a joyful, thriving network where we are in humble spirit of learning together what it takes to improve. Wherever you are on the journey to create health, wellbeing, and equity in your community, join us to share your successes challenges, receive tools you can start using as soon as you go home, and connect into our global network of communities making a difference in the ways that most matter to them.

1:00pm-5:00p          Pre-Conference Workshops (additional fee)

3:00pm-3:15pm           Afternoon Break                                                                            

Alamo Foyer, 3rd Floor

2) Community Health Needs Assessments – Multiple Hospitals Collaborating and Accountable for Joint Health Improvement Activities  

TC Baker, 3rd Floor

Carrie A. Rheingans, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation; Alfreda Rooks, University of Michigan Health System

This workshop will describe the planning, assessment, strategy development, and implementation stages of conducting a single community health needs assessment and implementation plan for multiple nonprofit hospitals in a single geographic area. Participants will leave the session with action plans to begin the process in their communities. The workshop facilitators will also share lessons learned from the experiences of three nonprofit hospitals in southeast Michigan – one large, public academic medical center and two Catholic hospitals. The three hospitals will engage community members to assess health needs, including social determinants, and develop joint strategies to improve health in the community. The hospitals are accountable to community members for the success of hospital programs and will conduct further community engagement as strategies are implemented. The single CHNA and implementation plan are available for download (single CHNA, single IP). 

3) Pathways HUB Development & Certification: Existing and Emerging Initiatives (part I)Improving Population Health Through Data Driven Risk Mitigation Strategies & Financing Innovations (part II)

Robert E. Lee, 3rd Floor

Brenda A. Leath, MHSA, PMP, Executive Director, Pathways Community HUB Certification Program, Rockwell Institute; Angela C. Dawson , MS, MRC, LPC, Executive Director, The Ohio Commission for Minority Health; Soma S. Stout, MD, MS, Executive External Lead for Health Improvement, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Jan Ruma, Med, CFRE, Vice President, Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio; Judith Warren, Executive Director, Health Care Access Now; Linda L. Post, MD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, United Healthcare Community Plan of Ohio; Mark Redding, MD, Director of Population Health, Akron Children’s Hospital; Robert (Bob) Harnach, President, Care Coordination Systems (CCS), LLC; Alisha Fehrenbacher, Vice President of Systems, Empire Health Foundation

Achieving health equity requires understanding how to align resources, form networks, and translate innovations into value-based practical solutions that reduce disparities in care quality and improve health outcomes.

This two-part special session brings together representatives from multiple sectors such as public policy, business, public health, and philanthropy to share common interests in improving the well-being of diverse populations. Learn about approaches related to community care coordination infrastructure development, socio-economic and health status improvements, and financing innovations that yield reductions in health care costs. Join in the discussion of how to use data to examine linkages between targeted outcomes and strategic policy, research, and practice improvement initiatives.

4) Building Community Capacity for Convergence: Strategies to Align the Health and Community Development Sectors

Alamo, 3rd Floor

Kevin Barnett, DrPH MCP, Communities Joined in Action – Board, Senior Investigator, Public Health Institute; Andriana Abariotes, Executive Director, Twin Cities LISC

This session will open with an examination of the emerging roles of hospitals and other health sector stakeholders to more address the social determinants of health, and opportunities to collaborate with the community development sector. Presentations will combine conceptual knowledge with a wealth of practical examples that clearly illustrate the potential impacts in communities across the country. Faculty will engage participants in a series of small and large group discussions to explore potential application of these tools and strategies in their own local/regional context. At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

• Assess local/regional convergence capacity

• Ensure meaningful engagement of community stakeholders

• Identify key factors for success (and potential obstacles)

• Return home with the outlines of an action plan to discuss and refine with local stakeholders

5) Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing

L. Mahncke, 3rd Floor

Karen Minyard, PhD, Director and Research Professor, Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University; Chris Parker, MBBS, MPH, Director, Georgia Health Policy Center

In the pursuit of improved health outcomes and equity, stakeholders must evaluate how to fund upstream initiatives. Numerous financing innovations are emerging. Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University, is aiding communities in developing and implementing financing mechanisms that realign investments in health. This pre-conference workshop shares efforts to shift traditional mindsets around funding population health; showcases modules created to address health equity, stewardship, financing, and strategy; and engages the audience in discussions on the roles of technical assistance and evaluation.

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

 

7:00am-8:00pm           Registration

Crystal Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor

7:00am-8:00am            Breakfast

Crystal Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor

7:00am-7:00pm            Exhibit Hall Open

Crystal Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor

8:00am-9:30am            Welcome:

Crystal Ballroom, 2nd Floor

  • Judith Warren, MPH, Communities Joined in Action – Chair, CEO Health Care Access Now  

                                              Opening Keynote: Chaos, Privilege, and Bravery: Health Equity Never Had a Chance –                                                    BEFORE…

  • Natalie S. Burke, President & CEO, CommonHealth ACTION

Since the inception of our nation, inequities in health have been persistent, avoidable
threats to our communities, to our people – to us. They reflect systemic flaws and
abnormalities in the economic, social, and moral fabric of our country. To end those threats
to our communities, we need to find new solutions to old problems. That requires
community leaders to challenge widely accepted information, language, and sometimes,
their deeply held beliefs. It requires us to challenge ourselves and the role we play in the
production of the public’s health. It requires bravery.

During this session we will explore:
• Common language to create community change
• Privilege and oppression: The progenitors of disease and early death
• Intersections of equity, diversity, and inclusion
• Focusing your equity lens
• What happens when community leaders get brave

9:45am-11:15am          Plenary I – Breaking News in Innovation

Crystal Ballroom, 2nd Floor

This session will provide a terrific opportunity for participants to access national leaders of community health improvement initiatives that are committed to and achieving results in improving health and promoting equity. Come learn about bold and effective ways to ensure better health for all people at less cost.

  • Bridging for Health: Karen Minyard, PhD, Communities Joined in Action – Board,
    Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia
    State University, Moderator
  • AHEAD, ALGH: Kevin Barnett, DrPH, MCP, Communities Joined in Action – Board,
    Public Health Institute
  • Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), Peter Eckart, MA, Illinois Public Health
    Institute
  • Wellville: Rick Brush, Wellville
  • RWJF Culture of Health Prize: Carrie Carroll, MPA, University of Wisconsin
    Populations Health Institute
  • Moving Healthcare Upstream: Allison Gertel-Rosenberg, MA, Nemours Children’s
    Health System
    Thursday, February 16, 2017
  • The HealthDoers Network Ecosystem: Shelley Hirshberg, MA, Ambassador,
    HealthDoers Network
  • Community Solutions: Paul Howard, Community Solutions
  • Pathways Community HUB Institute (PCHI): Brenda A. Leath, MHSA,PMP, The
    Rockville Institute
  • 100 Million Healthier Lives: Andrew Martin, MS, 100 Million Healthier Lives
  • BUILD: Catherine Patterson, MPP, de Beaumont Foundation
  • Communities Joined in Action (CJA): Judith Warren, MPH, Health Care Access Now,
    CJA Board Chair                             

11:30am-12:45pm         Awards Luncheon  

Crystal Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Darcey Cobbs-Lomax, MBA, MPH, Communities Joined in Action, Treasurer, Executive Director – Project Access of New Haven, Long Wharf Medical Center, Moderator

  • Health Transformation Award
  • Emerging Leader in Healthcare Transformation Award
  • Marilyn Hughes Gaston Health Equity Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

1:00pm- 2:30pm             Breakout Sessions (Round 1)

2:45pm- 4:15pm             Breakout Sessions (Round 2)

4:30pm- 6:00pm           Plenary II: Communities’ Leading from Abundance: Bright Spots from the Field
                                                

Crystal Ballroom, 2nd Floor

This session will feature communities engaged in the Robert Wood John Foundationfunded
SCALE initiative – Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and
Evaluation. Lifting up both stories of success as well as learnings from failure, the session
speakers and facilitators will highlight bright spots of what’s working in the field in the
pursuit of community-wide improvement in health, well-being, and equity. Using a
balance of both panel speaking and table discussion, this dynamic session will dive
deeper into what it means to “lead from abundance” in communities: leading from
within; leading together; leading for outcomes; leading for equity; and leading for
sustainability.

  • Sarah Callender, LCSW, Director of Health and Wellness, Downtown Women’s
    Center
  • ‘Shemekka Ebony’ Coleman, MS, Steward of Community Champions, 100 Million
    Healthier Lives
  • Kate Ebersole CPCC, Principal, KEE Concepts Consulting, LIA: Cattaraugus County
    Healthy Livable Community
  • Seth Fritsch, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, Health Improvement Partnership
    of Maricopa County (HIPMC)
  • Paul Howard, Senior Director of Knowledge Sharing, Community Solutions,
    Moderator
  • Niñon Lewis, MS, Executive Director, Triple Aim for Populations Focus Area,
    Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Moderator
  • Andrew Martin, Field Agent, 100 Million Healthier Lives
  • Esther Munene, Equity Action Lab- ECOR

6:00pm- 7:30pm              Reception with Exhibitors and Poster Presentations:

Crystal Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor

                                                  Welcome:

                                                 Mark Redding, MD, Communities Joined in Action Board, Director of Population Health,                                                          Akron Children’s Hospital

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

 

7:00am-3:00pm                Registration

Crystal Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor

7:00am- 8:00am               Breakfast

Crystal Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor

7:15am- 8:00am               Membership Meeting (all current and potential CJA Members invited )

Alamo, 3rd Floor

                                                • Eve Gardner, MBA, Communities Joined in Action – Secretary, Executive Director Health                                                          York Network

                                                • Linda M. Kinney, MHA, Communities Joined in Action – Chair Elect, Deputy Executive                                                                Director, Care Share Alliance

7:00am- 3:00pm               Exhibit Hall Open

Crystal Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor

8:00am- 9:00am                Welcome:

                                                   Eve Gardner, MBA, Communities Joined in Action – Secretary, Executive Director Health                                                  York Network

Plenary: Leading Upstream, the Intersection of Health and Community

This session will highlight the progress made in collaborative efforts to-date in
addressing the social determinants of health, and explore how best to proceed in the
context of uncertainty in the federal policy arena. The discussion will include a summary
of the issues before us as well as specific areas where progress has been made to include
workforce and care redesign strategies, community benefit as an engine for health care
transformation, intersectoral engagement, and leadership in policy development. This
will be an interactive session, so please come prepared to share your accomplishments,
your fears and frustrations, as well as your insights on strategies to advance our shared
passion for the future of our communities.

  • Camille D. Miller, MSSW, Communities Joined in Action – Board, President/CEO,
    Texas Health Institute, Moderator
  • Kevin Barnett, DrPH, MCP, Communities Joined in Action – Board, Senior
    Investigator, Public Health Institute
  • Carl Rush, MRP, Principal, Community Resources, LLC

9:15am-10:45am               Breakout Sessions (Round 3)

See Breakout Document

11:00am-12:30pm            Plenary: Funding the Work: A New Era

Crystal Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Private philanthropy has always played a major role in supporting communities in a
variety of innovative and focused ways. Whether working to build grassroots coalitions,
funding new service models or supporting policy work, foundations are at the forefront
of community engagement and have maintained an enduring commitment to achieving
better health for all. This session will include a highly interactive discussion among four
national philanthropic leaders who will share timely information and help us to navigate
our way through this new era. Learn about trends and strategies that are emerging in
the field and how you can foster stronger relationships with funders and other
stakeholders.
Friday, February 17, 2017
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  • Judith Warren, MPH, Communities Joined in Action – Chair, CEO Health Care
    Access Now, Moderator;
  • Pablo Bravo, MPA, Vice President of Community Health, Dignity Health
  • Shao-Chee Sim, PhD, Vice President for Applied Research, Episcopal Health
    Foundation
  • Lisa Ranghelli, MRP, Senior Director of Assessment and Special Projects,
    National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)
  • Pamela Russo, MD, MPH, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson
    Foundation

12:45pm- 2:30pm              Luncheon: Call to Action! 

Crystal Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Are you feeling uncertain about the future in a career in health? Wondering what to do to
make a difference? This session will focus on experience, predictions and prescriptions!

  • Camille D. Miller, MSSW, Communities Joined in Action – Board, President/CEO, Texas
    Health Institute, Moderator
  • Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer for Prevention,
    American Heart Association

Closing:

  • Linda M. Kinney, MHA, Communities Joined in Action – Chair Elect, Deputy Executive Director, Care Share Health Alliance

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