dr Sandra E. Fordspecial assistant to the president for public health and science, White House Domestic Policy Council, joins an all-star lineup of speakers including representatives from HHS, CMS, CDC, and the US House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, October 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — RISE and Aligning for Health are excited to announce a hit lineup of confirmed speakers from both sides of the aisle for the inaugural Social Determinants of Health Policy Forum at November 28-30, 2022 in the heart of Capitol Hill in Washington
The agenda includes representatives from the White House, the US House of Representatives, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who will share insights in local and federal policies and programs supporting social determinants of health (SDoH) and health equity.
Confirmed speakers include:
dr Sandra E. Fordspecial assistant to the president for public health and science, from the White House Domestic Policy Councilwill open the main conference Tuesday, November 29 with a keynote address on the Biden administration’s approach to SDoH and their plans to facilitate blending, weaving, data sharing and community benefit at the state and local level.
Ellen-Marie WhelanNP, Ph.D., Chief Population Health Officer, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, CMSwill explore policy developments at CMS to improve health equity and maternal health, as well as future plans.
dr Karen HackerDirector, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will discuss CDC’s Health Accelerator Plans program and the projects that are funded through this grant to improve the health of the whole person.
Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) and Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.)who serve as co-chairs of the Congressional SDoH Caucus, and Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.)who serves as a member of the Congressional SDoH Caucus, will present a retrospective of the Caucus’ accomplishments during the 117th Congress and the future of the Caucus in the 118th Congress.
Kelly CroninDeputy Administrator, Innovation and Partnerships, Administration for Community Living, HHS, will join a panel to connect health and social service providers to address social needs. The panel will discuss efforts to better connect the health and social services sectors to enable a seamless closed loop of referral and data exchange needed to address social needs.
Rachel PryorHealth Policy Advisor, Office of the Secretary, HHS, will join Richard ChoSenior Advisor for Housing and Services, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)for discussion on interagency partnerships targeting health and wellness and to ensure effective use of federal funds to improve SDoH.
RISE, in partnership with Aligning for Health, will present the Forum on Social Determinants of Health Policy at November 28-30at the Hilton Capitol Hill in Washington See the full list of speakers, the agenda and how to register for the program.
RISE is the premier community for healthcare professionals seeking to meet the extraordinary challenges posed by the emerging landscape of accountable care and public healthcare reform. Recognized throughout the industry as the number one source for information on risk adjustment and quality improvement in healthcare, RISE strives to serve the community on four fronts: networking, education, industry intelligence and career development. Through innovative conferences, online courses, in-house training, webinars, and an association of over 6,000 members, RISE provides professionals with the industry insights and critical information they need to stay ahead of the curve. RISE organizes more than 30 conferences a year focused on complex topics and extensive networking opportunities for thousands of mid-to-senior executives and the C-suite. Our team of subject matter experts are often first to market with emerging topics and we pride ourselves on consistently providing the highest quality operations and logistics to create a seamless event.
About aligning for health
Aligning for Health (AFH) is a membership association that, with the support of our members and an Advisory Board, brings together a team of federal and state government experts to address issues that challenge our members’ common goal of the need for effective, integrated, and coordinated health care programs. better improve health outcomes for Americans.
The AFH team:
- Evaluates current opportunities to coordinate relevant health and human services programs in the federal government, such as housing, food assistance, workforce training, transportation, and Medicaid
• Identifies successful state and local developed cross-sectoral models addressing social determinants and reviews the role of the private sector and philanthropic initiatives in such models
• Meets with county and state officials to understand the challenges and barriers they face in meeting the whole-person needs of vulnerable and/or high-cost patients
• Builds and conducts an advocacy campaign in support of solutions to address social determinants
• Cultivate supportive governors and state and local officials
• Lobbyed the Biden administration and Congress
• Educates stakeholders
• Works with state and federal level agencies to help develop plans to accelerate social determinants
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