5th Annual SDoH & Health Equity Summit

Driving Business Value and Advancing Health Equity through Social Determinants of Health
September 30 – October 1, 2024 * JW Marriott Nashville * Nashville, TN

5th Annual SDoH & Health Equity Summit








Business Research Intelligence Network is proud to present our upcoming conference on Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). This timely event will bring together leaders from hospitals, health systems, and health plans to explore the critical role that SDOH play in shaping health outcomes, healthcare costs, and patient experiences. Attendees will gain valuable insights into how addressing SDOH can drive business value, improve population health, and advance health equity.

Throughout the conference, experts from across the healthcare industry will share innovative strategies, best practices, and real-world case studies for integrating SDOH into care delivery models, partnering with community organizations, and measuring the impact of SDOH interventions. Attendees will learn about cutting-edge technologies and data-driven approaches for identifying and prioritizing SDOH initiatives, as well as effective ways to engage patients and communities in these efforts.

In addition to presentations and panel discussions, the conference will feature an interactive workshop and networking opportunities designed to foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing among attendees. Participants will have the chance to connect with peers facing similar challenges, learn from each other's experiences, and develop actionable plans for advancing SDOH initiatives within their own organizations. Whether you are just starting to explore SDOH or are looking to take your efforts to the next level, this conference will provide the insights, tools, and connections you need to drive meaningful change and improve the lives of the populations you serve.


Who Should Attend?

Medicaid; Medicaid; Commercial Health Plans; Health Systems; Hospitals; Provider Groups; Pharma Organizations; Gov’t and Community Based Organizations; Rural Health

  • Medical Directors
  • CEO’s
  • CFO’s
  • CNO’s
  • Clinical Officers
  • Care/Case Management
  • Population Health
  • Social Determinants
  • Quality Improvement
  • Health and Wellness
  • Accountable Care
  • Physician Groups
  • Community Outreach
  • Foundations
  • Compliance Directors
  • Policy Advisors
  • Patient Navigation
  • Innovation Officers
  • Health Equity Officers
  • Behavioral Health
  • Diversity
  • Health & Human Services
  • Public Health Officials
  • Psychologists
  • Health Directors
  • Community Care Directors
  • Process Improvement
  • Operations Directors
  • Social Workers
  • County Health Department
  • State Dept. Heads
  • Business/Financial Leaders
  • Equity/Inclusion/Diversity
  • Legislators
  • Public Health Leaders
  • Policy/Law/Enforcement
  • Diversity Officers
  • Health Equity & Community Health
  • Health Policy
  • Population Health
  • Community Leaders
  • Researchers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Project Directors

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Conference Agenda

Day One - Monday, September 30, 2024

7:15am – 8:00am

Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast


8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson's Opening Remarks


8:15am – 9:00am

The Business Case for Addressing Social Determinants of Health

This session will explore the compelling business case for addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) in healthcare organizations. Hear about how investing in SDOH initiatives can lead to improved health outcomes, reduced healthcare costs, and enhanced patient satisfaction. The speaker will also share examples of effective SDOH strategies and the positive impact they have had on their bottom line.


9:00am – 9:45am

Leveraging Partnerships to Address SDOH: Collaborating with Community Organizations

Addressing SDOH requires a collaborative approach that involves partnering with community organizations. This session will delve into the importance of building strong relationships with local partners to effectively tackle SDOH challenges. Attendees will learn about best practices for identifying potential collaborators, establishing mutually beneficial partnerships, and implementing joint initiatives that address the unique needs of their communities. The speaker will also share real-world examples of successful collaborations and the impact they have had on patient outcomes and organizational performance.


9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break


10:15am – 11:00am

Recruiting Nurses through an SDOH Lens: Strategies for Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

Recruiting and retaining a skilled nursing workforce is a critical challenge for healthcare organizations and addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) can play a significant role in attracting and supporting nurses from diverse backgrounds. This session will explore innovative strategies for recruiting nurses through an SDOH lens, focusing on how organizations can create inclusive and supportive work environments that address the unique social needs of their workforce. Attendees will learn about effective approaches for reaching out to underrepresented communities, partnering with educational institutions to provide training and mentorship opportunities, and implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that foster a sense of belonging and empowerment among nurses. The speaker will also discuss the importance of offering competitive benefits packages that address SDOH, such as affordable housing options, transportation assistance, and financial wellness programs. By prioritizing SDOH in their recruitment efforts, healthcare organizations can build a diverse and inclusive nursing workforce that is better equipped to provide culturally competent care and meet the complex needs of the communities they serve.


11:00am – 11:45am

Integrating SDOH into Care Delivery Models: Strategies for Success

Integrating SDOH into care delivery models is essential for providing comprehensive, patient-centered care. This session will showcase successful strategies for incorporating SDOH into clinical workflows, care coordination, and patient engagement efforts. Attendees will learn about effective screening tools, referral processes, and care management approaches that can help address patients' social needs and improve health outcomes. The speaker will also discuss the importance of training and supporting staff in delivering SDOH interventions.


11:45am – 12:30pm

Measuring the Impact of SDOH Initiatives: Establishing Metrics and ROI

To demonstrate the value of SDOH initiatives, healthcare organizations must establish clear metrics and measure return on investment (ROI). This session will explore best practices for defining and tracking key performance indicators related to SDOH interventions. Attendees will learn about various evaluation frameworks, data collection methods, and strategies for communicating the impact of SDOH initiatives to stakeholders. Also hear examples of organizations that have successfully measured and reported on the ROI of their SDOH programs.


12:30pm – 1:30pm



1:30pm – 2:15pm

Addressing SDOH through Policy and Advocacy: Influencing System-Level Change

While healthcare organizations can make significant strides in addressing SDOH at the individual and community levels, system-level change often requires policy and advocacy efforts. This session will explore strategies for engaging in policy discussions, advocating for SDOH-related legislation, and collaborating with policymakers to drive broader change.


2:15pm – 3:15pm

Panel: The Impact of SDOH on Employee Turnover and Burnout: Strategies for Supporting Your Workforce

Employee turnover and burnout are significant challenges facing healthcare organizations, and social determinants of health (SDOH) can play a crucial role in exacerbating these issues. This session will explore the complex relationship between SDOH and workforce well-being, highlighting how factors such as financial instability, housing insecurity, and lack of access to resources can contribute to increased stress, decreased job satisfaction, and ultimately, higher rates of turnover and burnout among healthcare employees. Attendees will learn about innovative strategies for supporting their workforce, including implementing SDOH screening and referral programs for employees, providing resources and benefits that address social needs, and fostering a culture of empathy and understanding. Panelists will also discuss the business case for investing in employee well-being, demonstrating how reducing turnover and burnout can lead to improved patient outcomes, enhanced organizational performance, and significant cost savings over time.


3:15pm – 3:45pm

Networking & Refreshments Break


3:45pm – 4:30pm

Addressing SDOH in Rural and Underserved Communities: Unique Challenges and Solutions

Rural and underserved communities often face unique challenges when it comes to addressing SDOH, such as limited access to healthcare services, transportation difficulties, and a lack of community resources. This session will explore the specific barriers these communities encounter and highlight innovative solutions that have proven effective in tackling SDOH in resource-limited settings. Attendees will learn about successful strategies, including telemedicine initiatives, mobile health clinics, community health worker programs, and partnerships between healthcare organizations, local government agencies, and community-based organizations. The session will also emphasize the importance of cultural competency, community engagement, and tailored, locally driven solutions when working in these settings, and will feature real-world examples and case studies to illustrate the impact of successful SDOH interventions in rural and underserved areas.


4:30pm – 5:15pm

The Future of SDOH: Emerging Trends and Opportunities

As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, so too will the approaches to addressing SDOH. This forward-looking session will explore emerging trends and opportunities in the SDOH space, including the potential impact of artificial intelligence, precision medicine, and other cutting-edge technologies. Attendees will gain insights into how these developments may shape the future of SDOH initiatives and the role healthcare organizations can play in driving innovation. The speaker will also discuss the importance of staying agile and adaptable in the face of rapid change and the need for ongoing learning and collaboration to advance SDOH efforts.



End of Day One

Day Two – Tuesday, October 1, 2024

7:15am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast


8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson's Recap


8:15am – 9:00am

Implementing a Successful SDOH Screening and Referral Program

In this case study, the speaker will share their experience implementing a comprehensive SDOH screening and referral program. The presenter will discuss the steps they took to design and launch the program, including selecting screening tools, training staff, and building partnerships with community organizations. They will also share key lessons learned and best practices for overcoming common challenges. Attendees will gain practical insights into how to develop and implement an effective SDOH screening and referral program within their own organizations.


9:00am – 9:45am

Addressing SDOH in Behavioral Health: Strategies for Integration

Behavioral health conditions are often closely intertwined with SDOH, making it crucial for healthcare organizations to adopt integrated approaches to care. This session will explore strategies for addressing SDOH within behavioral health settings, including screening for social needs, providing care coordination, and collaborating with community partners.


9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break


10:15am – 11:00am

Engaging Patients and Communities in SDOH Initiatives: Strategies for Building Trust and Buy-In

Engaging patients and communities are essential for the success of SDOH initiatives. This session will explore strategies for building trust, fostering meaningful partnerships, and securing buy-in from the populations healthcare organizations serve. Attendees will learn about effective communication techniques, community outreach approaches, and methods for incorporating patient and community perspectives into the design and implementation of SDOH programs. The session will also highlight the importance of cultural competency and the need for healthcare organizations to demonstrate a genuine commitment to understanding and addressing the unique needs and challenges faced by the communities they serve.


11:00am – 11:45am

Addressing SDOH through Workforce Development: Investing in Community Health Workers

Community health workers (CHWs) play a critical role in addressing SDOH by serving as a bridge between healthcare organizations and the communities they serve. This session will explore strategies for investing in CHW programs, including recruitment, training and integration into care teams.


11:45am – 12:30pm

The Imperative for Action: Why Addressing SDOH is Essential for the Future of Healthcare

This session will underscore the urgent need for healthcare organizations to prioritize SDOH in their strategies and operations. Hear about the mounting evidence linking SDOH to health outcomes, healthcare costs, and health disparities, and make a compelling case for why addressing SDOH is not just a moral imperative, but a business necessity.



Conference Concludes

Workshop - Tuesday, October 1, 2024

12:45pm – 2:45pm

Workshop: Developing an SDOH Action Plan for Your Organization

In this interactive workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and insights gained throughout the conference to develop a customized SDOH action plan for their organizations. The workshop leader will guide participants through a step-by-step process for assessing their current SDOH efforts, identifying priorities and goals, and mapping out a strategic roadmap for implementation. Attendees will leave the workshop with a concrete plan and practical tools for advancing SDOH initiatives within their organizations.

Learning Objectives:

- Assess the current state of SDOH efforts within your organization and identify areas for improvement

- Develop a clear set of priorities and goals for addressing SDOH based on your organization's unique needs and resources

- Create a strategic roadmap for implementing SDOH initiatives, including key milestones, timelines, and performance metrics

- Identify potential partnerships and collaborations that can support your SDOH efforts

- Develop a plan for engaging and communicating with key stakeholders, including leadership, staff, patients, and community partners



JW Marriott Nashville
201 8th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

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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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