2022 Social Determinants of Health Summit
June 23-24, 2022 * Bellagio * Las Vegas, NV

2022 Social Determinants of Health Summit

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COVID-19 Advisory: BRI Network holds above all else, the health & safety of our attendees and their families. Currently this event is scheduled as an in-person event. We will however, continue to monitor and follow recommendations regarding capacity from CDC and other health agencies.
About the Conference:

The coronavirus pandemic afflicted the U.S. healthcare industry at a time when it was already experiencing rising rates of chronic disease, doctor burnout, and staff shortages—but it especially took a toll on some of the most vulnerable, at- risk communities across the country. Widening health disparities are leading healthcare payers and providers to broaden the scope of health-influencing factors they address to include social determinants of health (SDOH) – economic and environmental conditions that both directly and indirectly impact one’s health – like income, access to health food, and access to transportation. SDOH analytics show that these conditions influence health inequities and have a massive effect on population health outcomes. Addressing social determinants of health will continue to drive a host of evolving policies, initiatives, partnerships and technology across public and commercial domains of the healthcare industry. To advance SDOH efforts, organizations must think differently and consider how well they truly understand the needs of their patient populations and the role that SDOH programs will play in helping close health equity gaps in their community. They must plan differently and develop SDOH initiatives with collective impact in mind; focus on the community and technology partnerships that are foundational for any organization seeking to address consumers’ needs beyond medical treatment. And they must act differently and combine social determinants of health with other consumer insights to develop customized, holistic healthcare plans, grow their network and improve clinical outcomes.

As our population becomes more diverse and at greater risk for poor health outcomes due to the impact of negative social determinants of health, there is a growing need to coordinate services across the care continuum. Connecting and integrating social supports and services into healthcare provision is essential in order to address the broad range of social determinants that play such an important role in health and well-being. This conference will address how much of this can be achieved through various methods of increased collaboration among healthcare professionals, including:

  • How to recognize and integrate social factors that influence health-related behaviors and health status to develop more effective treatment plans.
  • Assessing and addressing social needs through appropriate referrals to ensure adequate support.
  • Developing health-promotion strategies that reach into communities to improve living and working conditions.
  • Conducting or supporting ongoing research regarding social determinants of health and determine which strategies may be most effective in improving health outcomes.
  • Acting as a resource for local, state, and national policy makers to enable improved health equity for all Americans.

This conference will enable healthcare professionals can create a more holistic awareness of the biological, behavioral and social factors that impact health—working together to build a more equitable healthcare system that enables better health outcomes for all.

Who Should Attend?
Medicaid; Medicaid; Commercial Health Plans; Health Systems; Hospitals; Provider Groups; Pharma Organizations; Gov’t and Community Based Organizations

  • Medical Directors
  • CEO’s
  • CFO’s
  • CNO’s
  • Clinical Officers
  • Care/Case Management
  • Population Health
  • Quality Improvement
  • Health and Wellness
  • Accountable Care
  • Physician Groups
  • Community Outreach
  • Foundations
  • Compliance Directors
  • Policy Advisors
  • Social Determinants
  • Innovation Officers
  • Health Equity Officers
  • Behavioral Health

 

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Conference Agenda

Day One - Thursday - June 23, 2022

7:15am – 8:00am
Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast 

8:00am – 8:10am
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 

8:10am – 8:45am
Engaging Key Stakeholders: Providers, Health Plans, Community Partners and Public Health Entities
As healthcare organizations continue to target social determinants of health, they must collaborate with other key players to deliver on programs. Social determinants of health and population health are essential considerations for delivering on value-based care. But it takes a village, and organizations need to engage a number of stakeholders for making these programs a reality. SDOH programs are inherently multi-stakeholder — they require the medical provider who will identify high-risk patients, fund sources, care coordinators or caseworkers, and community-based partners that will help carry out interventions. This session will examine how each of these stakeholders needs to be working together in order for programs to be successful.

Jonathan Dayton
Executive Director
Maryland Rural Health Association 

8:45am – 9:30am
How a Health Plan is Addressing SDOH Barriers to Drive Improvements in Health Equity and Reduce Health
Disparities Using a Community Health Worker Model

This session will highlight how a payer started a journey that entailed a retrospective look at its approach to traditional care models to an SDOH pilot later yielding a fully scaled program, committed to whole-person care to improve outcomes rooted in addressing social needs. At a glance Horizon Neighbors in Health is promoting the following for our members and the communities we serve.

Workforce Development

  • Creating hyper-local jobs (CHW’s) in underserved communities, aiding financial wellness
  • Connecting members to job training and development resources

Day-to-Day Stability

  • Creating hyper-local jobs (CHW’s) in underserved communities, aiding financial wellness
  • Connecting members to job training and development resources

Equitable Healthcare

  • Increasing access to care with providers who understand the needs of the community
  • Raising awareness of the impacts of implicit and explicit biases to eliminate health disparities and improve health outcomes

    Health Education

  • Promoting understanding of how to utilize benefits appropriately
  • Fostering trusting relationships with CHWs and care teams

Tracy Parris-Benjamin, LMSW, FHELA
Director, Clinical Design Community Health
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey 

9:30am – 10:00am
Networking & Refreshments Break 

10:00am – 10:40am
Leveraging SDoH Technology to Address Social Needs
Allina Health has leveraged partnership with NowPow (an EMR integrated community resource database) and Epic EMR data capabilities to support Health-Related Social Needs screening and navigation processes, value-based care delivery, collaboration with community organizations and improvement of health outcomes. This session will explore how Allina Health is leveraging new technologies to overcome challenges they face when locating and referring patients and members to community resources, as well as data insights about the needs in the communities they serve.

Dan Behrens, MHA
Manager, Population Health
Program Manager, Health-Related Social Needs Program
Allina Health 

Ellie Hallen, MHA
Director, Population Health
Director of Operations, Allina Integrated Medical Network
Program Director, Health-Related Social Needs Program
Allina Health 

10:40am – 11:20am

Bridging the Gap: Using Telemedicine to Address SDoH and Close Gaps in Care
Avera Health Plans has implemented a program aimed at bringing care directly to the member through the use of simple and cost effective telemedicine tools. Members in a variety of situations have deferred care for reasons unknown, and Avera Health Plans aims to identify, stratify and support members through a patient-centered approach, aiming to connect members with the right type of quality care at the right time at the lowest possible cost, while simultaneously addressing social needs that may prohibiting members from accessing the care they need.    

Sara Hansen, MS
Director of Quality and Health Management
Avera Health Plans | DAKOTACARE 

11:20am – 12:00pm

Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Address Social Determinants of Health
Healthcare providers can address social determinants of health through five approaches—awareness, adjustment, assistance, alignment, and advocacy. Social determinants of health such as housing, food security, and transportation can have a pivotal impact on the physical and mental health of patients. By making direct investments in initiatives designed to address SDOH and working with community partners, healthcare organizations can help their patients in profound ways beyond the traditional provision of medical services. This session will explore strategies that healthcare organizations can implement to address SDOHs in the communities they serve, including awareness, adjustment, assistance, alignment and advocacy.

Stephanie Y. Brown, MD, MPH
Emergency Physician
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Sutter Health | Berkeley Emergency Medical Group
Clinical Lead
Sutter Health Institute for Advancing Health Equity | IAHE 

12:00pm – 12:40pm
A State Medicaid Program’s Value-Based Approach to Addressing SDOH and Utilizing SDOH Data

As value-based contracting such as accountable care organizations (ACOs) become more and more common, there is growing recognition of the value and importance of addressing the SDOH needs of members receiving care under value-based contracting.  In March 2018, MassHealth (Massachusetts’ Medicaid program) launched its ACO program, which from the beginning was designed to incentivize a strong focus on SDOH through financial and quality levers, contractual requirements, and other supports.  For many of these program details, SDOH data plays a critical role in understanding member need and allocating resources.  This session will dive into MassHealth’s value-based approach to addressing SDOH and utilizing SDOH data, and provide attendees with insights that they can bring back to their own organizations.

Gary Sing, PhD
Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives
Office of Payment and Care Delivery Innovation
MassHealth

12:40pm – 1:30pm
Luncheon

1:30pm – 2:10pm
Solution Architecture – Creativity in Program and Benefit Solutions to tackle SDOH Challenges
Because Social Determinants of Health are central to the Health Equity equation, health plans must creatively solve barrier mitigation at the most fundamental levels. Disparate programs, benefits, and operational functions can impede a plan’s ability to quickly and effectively address SDOH barriers throughout their beneficiary populations. This session will explore creative solutions health plans are employing to align benefit design, quality programs, care management solutions, and operations in ways that simplify the member journey, optimize experience, and generate meaning, personalized outcomes. Additionally, this session with showcase case studies and tangible outcomes associated with these innovative solutions that ultimately improve population health and reduce costs.

Daniel Weaver
EVP Product Operations and Stars Strategy
NationsBenefits

2:10pm – 2:45pm
The Health Impact of Innovations in Health Information Technology and Care Delivery in Maryland
Maryland is dedicated to transforming health care delivery statewide in a way that reduces differences in disease burden and health status between populations. The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) is an independent state regulatory agency that, among other things, promotes health information technology (health IT), and advanced care delivery in support of the State’s health care goals. This session will present an overview of MHCC’s work and collaborative opportunities across the health care system that contribute to reductions in health disparities and progress towards health equity.   Attendees will learn about Maryland’s vision for health information exchange as a health data utility; initiatives highlighting innovative care delivery models, and policies that modernize privacy and security for electronic patient health data.

Melanie Cavaliere
Division Chief, Innovative Care Delivery
Maryland Health Care Commission 

2:45pm – 3:30pm
Panel: Capturing Improved Health Outcomes and ROI for State Medicaid Programs
Social determinants of health strongly contribute to variations in health status. Addressing SDoH can help ensure access to high-quality care, improve outcomes, and manage costs. Momentum is building among public- and private-sector leaders to integrate health and social care, given the interdependencies between these types of spending. Private payers and providers are investing in SDoH programs and interventions. Federal models are testing the impact of addressing health-related social needs and coordinating with services outside of clinical care. However, stakeholders often encounter several obstacles in undertaking SDoH efforts, including difficulties identifying the right SDoH to prioritize; designing interventions across organizational and legal boundaries; and systematically implementing and scaling SDoH interventions in a fragmented social and healthcare ecosystem, where financial incentives for states, providers, community-based organizations, and other partners may not be aligned. This session will explore actions that state Medicaid programs interested in addressing SDoH can consider. These actions have the potential to improve the program’s quality and are also likely to yield a positive financial ROI. Both are crucial when determining whether available resources have been used efficiently.

Panelists:
Beau Hennemann
Director of Special Programs – Medicaid Health Plan
Anthem Blue Cross CA

Mark Kraics
Acting Deputy Medicaid Program Director, Managed Care and Oversight
State of Rhode Island

Lisa Truitt
Director of the Health Care Delivery Management Administration
DC Department of Health Care Finance 

Amanda Van Vleet, MPH
Associate Director, Innovation
NC Medicaid Strategy Office
North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services

3:30pm – 4:00pm
Networking & Refreshments Break 

4:00pm – 4:35pm
Social Determinants of Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Many factors contributed to certain populations being impacted disproportionately during the pandemic. Understanding the factors that contributed to such differences and disparities is vital to assure health systems understand how to mitigate current disparities and are better prepared for the next public health crises. Specifically, understanding a health system’s role in how it can prevent disparities related to the pandemic as well as ones worsened during the pandemic. In this presentation, we will explore key social factors that have contributed to specific health disparities and how a health system responded to them. Finally, we will discuss what current pandemic-related interventions should continue in health systems, allowing them to evolve and better serve their community.

Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Health Equity Lead in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity
Johns Hopkins Medicine

4:35pm – 5:15pm
Social Determinants of Health Equity
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on longstanding inequities and disparities in healthcare across segments of the population, leading to major discrepancies in rates of infection and death. Differential access to social needs like quality housing, healthy foods, accessible transportation are major drivers of these inequities, making connecting individuals to social care and improving community capacity key means to reverse some of the impacts of systems of discrimination toward a common goal of improving the health and well-being of all people.

Alexander Billioux
Vice President, Social Determinants of Health
UnitedHealthcare

5:15pm
End of Day One

Day Two – Friday, June 24, 2022
7:15am – 8:00am
Networking Breakfast 

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Remarks 

8:15am – 9:00am
Applying a Social Determinants of Health Approach to the Opioid Epidemic
As the opioid crisis continues to have devastating consequences for our communities, patients and families, innovative approaches are necessary to augment clinical care and the management of patients with opioid use disorders. Health starts where people live, learn, work, and play. Conditions of life are connected to healthy outcomes, especially when it comes to the treatment of substance use, chronic pain, mental health, and trauma. This session will examine how social determinants of health affect opioid care outcomes.

Alex Garcia-Barbon, MIM
Vice President | Behavioral Health
AdventHealth 

9:00am – 9:45am
Rebuilding Trust: Putting Person-Centered Care Front and Center When Addressing Social Determinants of Health
In healthcare, we often look at population wide impacts of social determinants of health—focusing our interventions on the community scale or level of the individual by adding SDOH screenings for patients to complete during primary care office visits. But what about those individuals with high-risk conditions who aren’t engaged in care or aren’t comfortable raising their hand to say they need help? 

As a Medicaid health plan, CareOregon identified trust as a primary barrier for individuals with chronic conditions who weren’t engaging with the health system. We built our Regional Care Team model to meet these patients where they are at—to hear them, see them, and connect them with the resources/support they need to get on the path to health. Join us to hear about our journey creating a person-centered approach to destigmatizing social determinants of health, addressing whole person care, and rebuilding member trust with the medical system. Presentation led by Emily Adler, LCSW, who helped shape the development of our Regional Care Team model, worked as a frontline staff person directly with members and now as a RCT manager monitoring progress and the program’s overall impact on health outcomes.

Emily Adler, LCSW
Care Team Manager
CareOregon 

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking & Refreshments Break 

10:15am – 11:00am
Leveraging Social Determinants of Health to Optimize DEI and Health Equity Strategies
Promoting diversity and supporting health equity have risen to the top of the priority list for all types of organizations. One of the most efficient ways to becoming more inclusive is by truly understanding the individual needs of those within your populations, and then meeting those needs with targeted, relevant programming. Gaining this level of understanding is possible, if you use social determinants of health data. This session will explore how SDOH data can help your organization develop more inclusive programs.

Franck D. Nelson, MSN, RN
Assistant Vice President, Administration – Health Equity
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital 

11:00am – 11:45am
If You Don’t think Diversity Includes Disability, You are Doing it Wrong
Covid highlighted many equity issues in health care.  One was the disproportionate impact on those with intellectual disability.  A recent article ‘The Devastating Impact of Covid-19 on Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in the United States’ from New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst examined the data from over 60,000 medical records in 547 health care centers across the country.  It identified that having an intellectual disability is actually the number one risk factor for getting Covid-19, and second only to age for dying from Covid-19.  When this was published, many states prioritized this group for vaccination, however the CDC did not.  It took the CDC over a year to prioritize this population.  At Jefferson, we completed this study, used the data to drive policy, and then created a neurodiverse/intellectual disability -friendly vaccine practice.  Understanding our population’s needs helps improve care.

Wendy J. Ross, MD, FAAP
Director of the Jefferson Center for Autism and Neurodiversity
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals 

11:45am – 12:30pm
How Teledentistry Can Help Improve Equitable Access to Care, Reduce Cost and Support Better Oral Health Outcomes
Barriers to access to oral health care include geographic isolation, poverty, insufficient education and lack of communication skills. Research consistently shows an association between socioeconomic status (income, occupation and educational level) and the prevalence and severity of oral diseases. Fortunately, teledentistry can be an effective tool help address several of these obstacles and can help get more people to the dentist for necessary preventive and restorative care.  In addition to cost, fear and anxiety are common barriers that keep people of all backgrounds from going to the dentist for a routine checkup. Learn how teledentistry can help alleviate these challenges, educate individuals on the importance of oral health and improve care delivery and collaboration.

Jeff Schwab
Vice President of Marketing
Dominion National 

12:30pm
Conference Concludes

Workshop - Friday, June 24, 2022
12:45pm – 2:45pm
Considerations in Developing a Strategic Framework to Address Health Equity

This workshop will focus on applying the knowledge gained during this summit to strategically build a framework to approach Health Equity leveraging Use Cases.  There will be dynamic dialogue around identifying the appropriate social care initiatives supported by Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity considerations that will drive improved outcomes for your community.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze and understand how specific factors (determinants) can contribute to health disparities.
  2. Gain understanding how the environment and personal health are inter-related; identifying potential interventions to drive health improvement
  3. Understand how Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plays a significant role in achieving Health equity (SDoH)

Maureen Hydok, RN, MBA
Healthcare Senior Director
Huron Consulting Group Inc. 

Danielle K. Miller
Healthcare Senior Director
Huron Consulting Group Inc.

Featured Speakers

Ellie Hallen, MHA

Ellie Hallen, MHA

Director, Population Health

Director of Operations, Allina Integrated Medical Network
Program Director, Health-Related Social Needs Program
Allina Health
Jonathan Dayton

Jonathan Dayton

Executive Director

Maryland Rural Health Association
Tracy Parris-Benjamin, LMSW, FHELA

Tracy Parris-Benjamin, LMSW, FHELA

Director, Clinical Design Community Health

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Dan Behrens, MHA

Dan Behrens, MHA

Manager, Population Health

Program Manager, Health-Related Social Needs Program
Allina Health
Amanda Van Vleet, MPH

Amanda Van Vleet, MPH

Associate Director, Innovation

NC Medicaid Strategy Office
North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services
Sara Hansen, MS

Sara Hansen, MS

Director of Quality and Health Management

Avera Health Plans | DAKOTACARE
Alexander Billioux

Alexander Billioux

Vice President, Social Determinants of Health

UnitedHealthcare
Mark Kraics

Mark Kraics

Acting Deputy Medicaid Program Director, Managed Care and Oversight

State of Rhode Island
Alex Garcia-Barbon, MIM

Alex Garcia-Barbon, MIM

Vice President | Behavioral Health

AdventHealth
Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS

Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Health Equity Lead in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Franck D. Nelson, MSN, RN

Franck D. Nelson, MSN, RN

Assistant Vice President, Administration – Health Equity

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Melanie Cavaliere

Melanie Cavaliere

Division Chief, Innovative Healthcare Delivery

State of Maryland
Stephanie Y. Brown, MD, MPH

Stephanie Y. Brown, MD, MPH

Emergency Physician

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Sutter Health | Berkeley Emergency Medical Group
Clinical Lead
Sutter Health Institute for Advancing Health Equity | IAHE
Emily Adler, LCSW

Emily Adler, LCSW

Care Team Manager

CareOregon
Beau Hennemann

Beau Hennemann

Director of Special Programs - Medicaid Health Plan

Anthem Blue Cross CA
Wendy J. Ross, MD, FAAP

Wendy J. Ross, MD, FAAP

Director of the Jefferson Center for Autism and Neurodiversity

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Lisa Truitt

Lisa Truitt

Director of the Health Care Delivery Management Administration

DC Department of Health Care Finance
Jeff Schwab

Jeff Schwab

Vice President of Marketing

Dominion National
Danielle K. Miller

Danielle K. Miller

Healthcare Senior Director

Huron Consulting Group Inc.
Gary Sing, PhD

Gary Sing, PhD

Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives

Office of Payment and Care Delivery Innovation
MassHealth
Daniel Weaver

Daniel Weaver

EVP Product Operations and Stars Strategy

NationsBenefits

Maureen Hydok, RN, MBA

Maureen Hydok, RN, MBA

Healthcare Senior Director

Huron Consulting Group Inc.
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Sponsors and Exhibitors

EXECUTIVE SPONSOR

 

NationsBenefits® is a leading member engagement, benefits administration, and healthcare company that partners with managed care organizations to provide innovative healthcare solutions aimed at driving growth, reducing costs, and delighting members. Through its comprehensive suite of innovative supplemental benefits, payments platform, and member engagement solutions, NationsBenefits helps health plans deliver high quality benefits to their members that help address social determinants of health and improve member health outcomes and satisfaction. The Company’s compliance-focused infrastructure, proprietary technology systems, and premier service delivery model allow NationsBenefits’ health plan partners to deliver high quality, value-based care to millions of members. To learn more, visit NationsBenefits.com.

EXHIBITOR

Ciox Health, a Datavant company, provides leading clinical data technology that empowers greater health by unlocking the potential of data in medical records. The company leverages a ubiquitous network of clinical data connections to simply and securely connect healthcare decision-makers with the data and hidden insights in patient medical records. Ciox helps customers connect, control, and comply in solving last-mile challenges in clinical interoperability. Supporting a range of connectivity needs from research to revenue cycle, Ciox’s solutions include clinical data acquisition, release of information, and clinical coding. Learn more about Ciox technology and solutions by visiting www.cioxhealth.com or Twitter and LinkedIn.

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