Press Release: Health Affairs Briefing: Pursuing Health Equity

  • National Press Club
  • 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC (Metro Center)
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. eastern
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Live Stream Starting Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 pm eastern

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WASHINGTON DC, USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- JUNE 4, 2017: Pursuing Health Equity: A Health Affairs Issue Briefing will take place Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Click here to register for in-person attendance or click here for webcast registration and information.


I. Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Alan Weil
    Editor in Chief, Health Affairs

II. Health Equity: A Conversation
    Joe Betancourt, Founder and Director, Disparities Solutions Center (DSC), and Senior Scientist, Mongan Institute for Health Policy Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Health Affairs Theme Issue Adviser, on Achieving Equity Through Organizational Change: Lessons From 10 Years Of The Disparities Leadership Program

    Paula Braveman, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, and Director, Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California San Francisco, and Health Affairs Theme Issue Adviser
III. Panel 1: Pursuing Health Equity
    Steven H. Woolf, Director, Center on Society and Health, and Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, on Achieving Health Equity: Progress Requires Attention To Root Causes

    Mariana Arcaya, Assistant Professor, Urban Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on Emerging Trends That Threaten To Exacerbate Inequities

    Julia Berenson, Research Associate, New York Academy of Medicine, on Identifying Policy Levers and Opportunities for Action across States to Achieve Health Equity

    Joachim Hero, Graduate Student, Harvard University, on United States Leads In Differences By Income In Perceptions Of Health And Health Care

    Q & A
IV. Break

V. Panel 2: Addressing Social Determinants of Health
    Shira Shavit, Associate Professor, Family Community Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, on Implementing A National Network Of Primary Care Clinics For Individuals Recently Released From Prison: Challenges To Success And Lessons For The Future

    Andrew Fenelon, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Administration, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, on Federal Housing Assistance Associated With Lower Uninsurance Rates And Unmet Medical Need

    Scott Cook, Deputy Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Finding Answers: Solving Disparities Through Payment and Delivery System Reform Program Office, University of Chicago, on Solving Disparities Through Payment and Delivery System Reform: A RWJF Program To Achieve Health Equity

    Robert Drake, Andrew Thomson Professor of Psychiatry, Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth College, on Integrating Social Determinants Within Mental Healthcare For Ethnic And Racial Minority Populations

    Q & A
VI. Panel 3: Evidence of Inequities in Health Care
    Winta Mehtsun, Research Fellow, Department of Health Policy, Harvard School of Public Health, on Racial Disparities In Surgical Mortality -- Are We Narrowing The Gap?

    William Schpero, Graduate Student, Health Policy & Management, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University, on Racial And Ethnic Differences In Receipt Of LowValue Health Care Services

    Renee Hsia, Professor and Director of Health Policy Studies, Department of Emergency Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, on Black Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Experience Higher Mortality During Moderate To Long Hours Of Emergency Department Crowding

    Q & A
VII. Panel 4: Addressing Inequities in Health Care
    Taylor A. Melanson, Doctoral Student, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, on New U.S. Kidney Allocation System Eliminates Racial/Ethnic Disparity In Kidney Transplantation Among Waitlisted Individuals

    Donna Washington, Director, Office of Health Equity -- Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI), Partnered Evaluation Center, Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development, Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center, on Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist at Veterans Health Administration Patient-Centered Medical Homes

    Amy Carroll-Scott, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention and Urban Health Collaborative, Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health, on The Role Of Non-Profit Hospitals In Promoting Health Equity In Cities: A Content Analysis Of Community Health Needs Assessments And Implementation Strategies