Social Determinants of Health

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Friday, October 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
MHA Conference Center, Burlington, MA
$199 MHA Member Rate
$299 Non-Member Rate

The Role of Social Determinants and Cultural Awareness
 in Caring for Populations and Patients 

Friday, October 19, 2018
MHA Conference Center 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Social Determinants of Health are finally getting the recognition they have always needed in healthcare. Payors are gathering data and providing financing and methods to enable health care providers to be more creative and treat the whole person. Providers are responding with new programs to meet patients’ broader needs. Join us at this conference and hear more about how caregivers and communities are coming together to provide innovative and targeted care to help patients get and stay healthier.

8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Steve Walsh, President & CEO, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Bringing Communities Together for Better Health 
Peter Doliber, Executive Director, Alliance of Massachusetts YMCA’s

9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Keynote: The Role of Social Determinants and Cultural Awareness in Caring for Populations and Patients
Thea James, MD, VP, Mission & Assoc. CMO, Boston Medical Center

9:45 a.m. BREAK

10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
View from the State: Health Equity and the Flex Services Program
Speaker TBD

10:45 a.m. BREAK

11 a.m. 
Improving and Expanding Care for Vulnerable Populations
Update from BlueCross BlueShield of MA Foundation
Jennifer Lee, Senior Program Officer

Promoting Health Equity in Massachusetts: 
Remarks by Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, Commissioner, MA Department of Public Health

 12 p.m. LUNCH

1 p.m. -2:30 p.m.
Hospital Panel/Initiatives:
Joan Quinlan, MPA, Vice President for Community Health, Massachusetts General Hospital
Monica Lowell, VP, Community Benefits, UMass Memorial Health Care
Annamarie Golden, Director, Community Relations, Baystate Health
Frank Robinson, PhD, VP,  Public Health, Baystate Health

2:30 p.m. Program Adjourns

Join us with your team for great networking opportunities and informative sessions. Updates to come throughout the fall. Stay connected!



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