2023 Social Determinants of Health Summit

January 23-24, 2023 * Marriott Maquis San Diego Marina * San Diego, CA

2023 Social Determinants of Health Summit








About the Conference:

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 - Monday, January 23, 2023
7:15am – 8:00am

Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast


8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


8:15am – 9:00am

The Future of Social Determinants of Health

This session will address the systemic inequities that prevent members of our communities from experiencing good health. Topics will include the challenges and successes, and best practices and strategies to more rapidly and effectively advance the long-term goal of improving community health, well-being and creating inclusive and sustainable local economies.


9:00am – 9:45am

The Relationship Between Population Health Management and Social Determinants of Health

Population health depends on the ability of providers, payers and other stakeholders to understand the clinical and socioeconomic factors influencing and driving risks across individuals and the communities in which they live. Social determinants of health, such as patients’ income level or access to food and transportation, have been estimated to account for up to 80 percent of a patient’s health outcome. This session will explore tools to enable hospitals and health systems to identify, monitor and target care to patients within a population. You will gain a conceptual foundation to help staff deepen their understanding of population health management and how social determinants of health can be used to improve outcomes.


9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break


10:15am – 11:00am

Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Your Community

This session will explore the importance of healthcare engagement in economic development. Throughout the world, there are efforts to address social determinants of health. For instance, in the United States, the health objectives for the nation include the goal of create social and physical environments that promote good health for all by addressing social determinants of health. Key action areas include improving governance, community participation, attention to health inequities, and monitoring progress. To achieve this vision will require a whole community approach in which healthcare organizations work together with community partners to assure conditions for health. To be successful, this approach requires changes at the levels of individuals, relationships, communities, and broader systems. It requires environmental, economic, and policy strategies along with individual behavioral change and health services. The approach also requires developing partnerships among different groups including public health, community organizations, education, government, business, and civil society. This session will examine actionable ways for healthcare organizations to engage in local community and economic development initiatives to address social determinants of health.


11:00am – 11:45am

How Payers are Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Care Collaboration Success

Social determinants of health was a bleeding-edge concept 20 years ago, but today, healthcare payers and providers are starting to incorporate SDOH factors to predict the impact on an individual’s health. Payers and providers must evaluate the holistic patient case, which includes social determinants, and not just treat the immediate patient condition. The healthcare ecosystem continues to operate in silos, with interoperability an ongoing challenge. Data does not flow freely between payers, providers, members/patients, and community resources that can address social factors directly on the ground. Innovative partnerships are showing the way for both payers and providers. This session will explore examples of care collaboration success.


11:45am – 12:30pm

Addressing Social determinants of Health in Pediatrics: Balancing Mission and Financial Sustainability

With increasing recognition of the impact of poverty, racism and other social factors on child health, many pediatric health systems are undertaking interventions to address social determinants of health. Initiatives among mission-driven pediatric health systems to address social determinants of health are increasingly common despite funding challenges. Value-based payments, expansion of Medicaid funding resulting from policy changes and delivery system reform, along with health system philanthropy and operating revenues, will all be needed to meet mission-based goals of addressing social determinants of health while supporting financial sustainability. This session will explore these initiatives and recent developments in state and federal health policy impacting funding for these efforts.


12:30pm – 1:30pm



1:30pm – 2:15pm

Social Determinants of Behavioral Health

This session will examine programs that health plans are putting into place to positively impact health outcomes and the quality and cost of care of some of the highest utilizers. Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Connecting members to critical services
  • How to improve screening and interventions
  • How to improve resource utilization
  • The impact of social determinant programs on member health and cost of care
  • Ways to reduce disparities in health outcomes


2:15pm – 3:15pm

Panel: Engaging Key Players in Key Players in Social Determinants of Health Strategy

As healthcare organizations continue to target the 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 anticipate 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 the community-based partners that will help carry out interventions. Each of these stakeholders needs to be working in the same direction in order for programs to be successful. This session will explore engaging key players in SDOH strategy.


3:15pm – 3:45pm

Networking & Refreshments Break


3:45pm – 4:30pm

Social Determinants of Opioid Use Behaviors

The non-medical use of prescription opioids and heroin use remain serious public health issues in the United States. Yet, there remains a lack of research attempting to systematically identify specific social determinants linked to these behaviors using national data sources. This session will explore the associations between social determinant of health domains and opioid use behaviors, including (1) economic stability, (2) educational attainment, (3) healthcare access, (4) neighborhood, and (5) social and community context.


4:30pm – 5:15pm

The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus caused a global pandemic. The elderly, immunocompromised, and those with preexisting conditions—such as asthma, cardiovascular disease (CVD), hypertension, chronic kidney disease (CKD) or obesity—experience higher risk of becoming severely ill if infected with the virus. Systemic social inequality and discrepancies in socioeconomic status contribute to higher incidence of asthma, CVD, hypertension, CKD and obesity in segments of the general population. Such preexisting conditions bring heightened risk of complications for individuals who contract the coronavirus disease. In order to help vulnerable groups during times of a health emergency, focus must be placed at the root of the problem. Studying the social determinants of health, and how they impact disadvantaged populations during times of crisis, will help governments to better manage health emergencies so that every individual has equal opportunity to staying healthy. This session will review the impact of social determinants of health during the COVID-19 pandemic.



End of Day One

Day Two – Tuesday, January 24, 2023
7:15am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast


8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Remarks


8:15am – 9:00am

The Role of Social Determinants of Health in Improving Health Equity

Social factors, signals and biases shape the health of our nation. Racism and poverty manifest in unequal social, environmental and economic conditions, resulting in deep-rooted health disparities that carry over from generation to generation. Efforts to improve health in the U.S. have traditionally looked to the healthcare system as the key driver of health and health outcomes. However, there has been increased recognition that improving health and achieving health equity will require broader approaches that address social, economic and environmental factors that influence health. This session will provide an overview of these social determinants of health and discusses emerging initiatives to address them.


9:00am – 9:45am

Using Health Information Technology to Bring Social Determinants of Health into Primary Care

Several recent national initiatives have called for increased efforts to integrate social determinants of health into healthcare settings using health information technology. However, there is limited evidence to guide the implementation of these recommendations in practice. Research is needed to understand what SDOH information is most important to collect, how SDOH information can be used to inform clinical care and referrals, and ultimately, whether and how integrating SDOH screening and action into primary care affects individual and population health. This session will explore how HIT can be used to bring SDH information into primary care. In this paper, we describe how we are putting this conceptual model into practice within the OCHIN network of community health centers by highlighting examples of ongoing research, identifying knowledge gaps, and outlining a roadmap of future research to move the field forward.


9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break


10:15am – 11:00am

How State Medicaid Plans are Addressing Social Drivers of Health to Reduce Health Disparities

With considerable evidence that interventions aimed at social drivers of health can positively influence costs and health outcomes, the discourse is changing among policy influencers and providers to look beyond clinical and disease conditions and address the environmental factors that impact our healthcare system. Medicaid enrollees with complex health needs and unmet social needs are at high risk of hospitalization, institutionalization, and other higher cost services. For example, people experiencing homelessness have higher rates of diabetes, hypertension, HIV, and mortality resulting in longer hospital stays and higher readmission rates than the general public. Addressing social drivers of health is key to advancing health equity and helping people with high health care and social needs. This session will explore how state Medicaid plans are addressing various social drives of health through enhanced care management and community support.


11:00am – 11:45am

Telehealth and the Digital Divide as a Social Determinant of Health

Telehealth has been shown to have comparable health outcomes in terms of patient-physician communication, and patient satisfaction and engagement. Nevertheless, the digital divide has exacerbated the social and economic factors that create barriers to health and well-being. It, therefore, maybe a social determinant of health. Such issues as decreased internet connectivity and a lack of Wi-Fi and video chat/webcam in both urban and rural areas can hinder the effectiveness of telehealth to its full capability, especially among communities of color, the poor and medically underserved. The social aspects of the provision of healthcare by physicians and health care workers are utilized to combat mistrust and strengthen the physician–patient therapeutic relationship. This session will explore the digital divide as a SDOH and how to strengthen existing healthcare and public health systems to allow for patient and community-centered approaches to care.


11:45am – 12:30pm

Community Inclusion and Social Determinants

It is well documented that individuals with serious mental illnesses are disadvantaged in their employment, educational attainment, social relationships, family relationships, and other areas, which are all social determinants of health. They are also the focus of community inclusion initiatives that are based in legal and human rights. This session will explore the community inclusion concept and the health-related outcomes that are expected to result from community inclusion efforts. Incorporating fundamentals and indicators of community inclusion into mental health systems offers a paradigm for addressing social determinants and improving health as part of the larger health care agenda.



Conference Concludes


Workshop - Tuesday, January 24, 2023
12:45pm – 2:45pm

Workshop: The Business Case for Addressing Social Determinants of Health

Health and health care inequities: systematic, measurable and avoidable differences in health-related outcomes between populations are increasing in the United States. Access to healthy food, reliable transportation, safe shelter, and quality education are a few of the social and economic forces, the social determinants of health that explain a significant proportion of these gaps in health and healthcare. Increasingly, payors have moved towards risk-adjusted models, including capitated, global, and bundled payments, shared savings arrangements, and penalties for hospital readmissions that give health systems and practices economic incentives to incorporate social interventions into their approach to care. SDOH have a critical impact on key pay for performance indicators such as hospital-acquired conditions, readmissions, value-based purchasing programs and star ratings. Integrated hospital systems that include an insurance arm have the highest opportunity for ROI. Value-based contracts with Medicaid and Advantage plans through ACOs and hospital performance indicators are other important areas which have the potential for high returns for systems that do not have a payor as part of their integrated network. The latter requires precision in funding areas that have the highest impact and alignment with the community health needs assessments. This session will explore all this and more as it relates to the business case for addressing SDOH.

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333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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Sponsors and Exhibitors


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Are there group discounts available?

  • Yes – Register a group of 3 or more at the same time and receive an additional 10% off the registration fee

Are there discounts for Non-Profit/Government Organizations?

  • Yes – please call us at 800-743-8490 for special pricing

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations received 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund minus the administration fee of $225. Cancellation received less than 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a credit to a future event valid for one year.

Can the registration be transferred to a colleague?

  • Yes – please email us in writing at info@brinetwork.com with the colleague’s name and title

Where can I find information on the venue/accommodations?

  • Along with your registration receipt you will receive information on how to make your hotel reservations. You can also visit individual event page for specific hotel information. The conference fee does not include the cost of accommodations.

What is the suggested dress code?

  • Business casual. Meeting rooms can sometimes be cold so we recommend a sweater or light jacket
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