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Past Agenda

We are thrilled to offer a blockbuster lineup of speakers and key sessions, sharing insights into local and federal policies and programs supporting social determinants of health and health equity.  Key themes on the agenda include federal and state updates on policy, updates from payers and providers, and cross-sector collaboration & scaling SDoH efforts.

Monday - November 28, 2022

12:00 PM 5:00 PM

11:00 AM 4:00 PM

10:00 AM 3:00 PM

9:00 AM 2:00 PM

Registration Desk Open

Networking Lunch (provided for afternoon session attendees)

1:30 PM 4:00 PM

12:30 PM 3:00 PM

11:30 AM 2:00 PM

10:30 AM 1:00 PM

Aligning for Health Member Session

Invitation Only

4:00 PM 5:00 PM

3:00 PM 4:00 PM

2:00 PM 3:00 PM

1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Volunteer Opportunity: Food Packing Event in Partnership with U.S. Hunger*

Please join us in giving back to the local community and make an impact while you’re onsite at the conference. All food packed will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington D.C.  

*Separate registration is required as this event is likely to reach capacity. Participation is complimentary.  

5:00 PM 6:00 PM

4:00 PM 5:00 PM

3:00 PM 4:00 PM

2:00 PM 3:00 PM

Pre-Conference Networking Cocktail Reception

Join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and face-to-face networking with peers.

This event is open to all conference attendees.

Tuesday - November 29, 2022

8:00 AM 9:00 AM

7:00 AM 8:00 AM

6:00 AM 7:00 AM

5:00 AM 6:00 AM

Registration Desk Opens and Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM 9:20 AM

8:00 AM 8:20 AM

7:00 AM 7:20 AM

6:00 AM 6:20 AM

Welcome Remarks & State of the Industry

Krista Drobac
Co-Chair
Aligning for Health

9:20 AM 10:10 AM

8:20 AM 9:10 AM

7:20 AM 8:10 AM

6:20 AM 7:10 AM

KEYNOTE – Inside the Biden Administration and the Outlook on SDoH

Dr. Sandra E. Ford
Special Assistant to the President for Public Health and Science
White House Domestic Policy Council

10:10 AM 11:00 AM

9:10 AM 10:00 AM

8:10 AM 9:00 AM

7:10 AM 8:00 AM

Panel – State and Local Approaches to Blending and Braiding & Data Sharing – A Case Study from Pennsylvania

- Learn about programs and initiatives happening at the state and local level to better coordinate funding and data sharing to address SDOH
- Share best practices, lessons learned, and successful partnerships leveraged to improve whole-person health

Moderator:
Trooper Sanders
CEO
Benefits Data Trust

Panelists:
Ray Prushnok
Executive Director
UPMC Center for Social Impact

Marcella Maguire
Director, Health Systems Integration
Corporation for Supportive Housing

Alex Jutca
Deputy Director
Allegheny County Department of Human Services

11:00 AM 11:20 AM

10:00 AM 10:20 AM

9:00 AM 9:20 AM

8:00 AM 8:20 AM

Networking Break

11:20 AM 12:00 PM

10:20 AM 11:00 AM

9:20 AM 10:00 AM

8:20 AM 9:00 AM

KEYNOTE - Federal Approaches to Addressing SDOH – A Look at Policy Developments Across CMS

- CMS has made advancing health equity a top priority under the current Administration, and has been working to advance a number of policies to address SDOH for beneficiaries across federal health programs
- Hear from a CMS official on key advancements around SDOH, health equity, and maternal health, and plans to continue this momentum moving forward

Ellen-Marie Whelan, NP, PhD
Chief Population Health Officer
Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, CMS
Senior Advisor
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, CMS

12:00 PM 12:50 PM

11:00 AM 11:50 AM

10:00 AM 10:50 AM

9:00 AM 9:50 AM

Panel - State Approaches to Addressing SDOH

Moderator:
Sandra Wilkniss
Senior Director, Population and Public Health Team
National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)

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

Kelly Nagel
Director, Systems and Performance
North Dakota Department of Health & Human Services

Stephanie Buckler, Esq.
Deputy Director of Social Services Integration
Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services

12:50 PM 2:00 PM

11:50 AM 1:00 PM

10:50 AM 12:00 PM

9:50 AM 11:00 AM

Networking Lunch

2:00 PM 2:40 PM

1:00 PM 1:40 PM

12:00 PM 12:40 PM

11:00 AM 11:40 AM

KEYNOTE – Expanding Community Capacity to Advance Whole Person Health

Dr. Karen Hacker
Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

2:40 PM 3:25 PM

1:40 PM 2:25 PM

12:40 PM 1:25 PM

11:40 AM 12:25 PM

Panel – How is SDOH Data Used to Inform Policy?

- This panel will explore how SDOH data is being used to inform policy, including identification of disparities and social needs, and integration into payment or quality methodologies – with the goal of improving overall outcomes.
- Hear from a variety of perspectives, from the organizations facilitating this work to the community organizations that are impacted by it.

Moderator:
Jenn Kerfoot
Chief Experience Officer
FarmboxRx

Panelists:
Dr. Melissa Clarke
Senior Medical Director for Health Care Transformation
3M Health Information Systems

Rick Whitted
President and CEO
U.S. Hunger

Melissa Sherry
VP of Social Care Integration
UniteUS

3:25 PM 4:10 PM

2:25 PM 3:10 PM

1:25 PM 2:10 PM

12:25 PM 1:10 PM

Panel - How Health Care Entities are Working to Address Social Needs

- Hear about innovative programs and partnerships health care payers and providers are engaging in to address the health-related social needs of their members
- What the federal government can do to ensure effective programs/practices can be scaled and/or sustainable

Moderator:
Len M. Nichols, Ph.D.
Non-Resident Fellow, Health Policy Center
Urban Institute
Professor Emeritus, College of Health and Human Services
George Mason University

Panelists:
Karin VanZant
VP SDOH & Health Equity
Clearlink Partners

Ruth Ann Norton
President & CEO
Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

Verlon Salley
Vice President of Community Health Equity
UAB Health System

Kristen Scholl
VP, Strategic Partnerships
Healthy Alliance

4:10 PM 4:15 PM

3:10 PM 3:15 PM

2:10 PM 2:15 PM

1:10 PM 1:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Krista Drobac
Co-Chair
Aligning for Health

4:15 PM 5:15 PM

3:15 PM 4:15 PM

2:15 PM 3:15 PM

1:15 PM 2:15 PM

Networking Cocktail Reception

Join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and face-to-face networking with peers.

Wednesday - November 30, 2022

7:15 AM 8:15 AM

6:15 AM 7:15 AM

5:15 AM 6:15 AM

4:15 AM 5:15 AM

SDoH Interactive Roundtable Breakfast sponsored by Walmart

7:15 AM 8:45 AM

6:15 AM 7:45 AM

5:15 AM 6:45 AM

4:15 AM 5:45 AM

Registration Desk Opens and Networking Breakfast

8:45 AM 8:55 AM

7:45 AM 7:55 AM

6:45 AM 6:55 AM

5:45 AM 5:55 AM

Welcome Remarks

Ellen Fink-Samnick
Chair
RISE SDoH Community

8:55 AM 9:55 AM

7:55 AM 8:55 AM

6:55 AM 7:55 AM

5:55 AM 6:55 AM

Panel – A Whole of Government Approach: Federal Cross-Sector Partnerships to Address SDOH

- As program administration often exists in siloes, it is critical for federal agencies to work together to develop cross-sector, coordinated solutions to address both health and social needs.
- Hear from officials across the federal government on cross-agency partnerships to address health and wellbeing and to ensure an efficient use of federal funds to improve SDOH.

Moderator:
Sarah Downer, JD
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, CMS

Panelists:
Richard Cho
Senior Advisor for Housing and Services
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Rachel Pryor
Counselor on Health Policy, Office of the Secretary
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Dr. David Ahern
Senior Advisor, Connect2HealthFCC Task Force
Federal Communications Commission

Alison Hard
Senior Policy Advisor for the Food and Nutrition Service
USDA

9:55 AM 10:40 AM

8:55 AM 9:40 AM

7:55 AM 8:40 AM

6:55 AM 7:40 AM

Panel - Connecting Health and Social Services Providers to Address Social Needs

- Comprehensive, standardized, and timely data is a key component to successful care coordination and to connect individuals to needed services to address their health and social needs.
- Entities across the federal government have taken steps to promote and require interoperability and exchange of health data.
- Hear more on efforts to better connect the health care and social services sectors to allow for seamless closed loop referrals and data exchange necessary to address social needs.

Moderator:
Lisa Bari, MBA, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
Civitas Networks for Health

Panelists:
Kelly Cronin
Deputy Administrator, Innovation and Partnership
Administration for Community Living, HHS

Evelyn Gallego
Co-Founder and Senior Advisor
The Gravity Project
CEO
EMI Advisors

Samantha Meklir
Senior Policy Advisor
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)

10:40 AM 10:55 AM

9:40 AM 9:55 AM

8:40 AM 8:55 AM

7:40 AM 7:55 AM

Networking Break

10:55 AM 11:35 AM

9:55 AM 10:35 AM

8:55 AM 9:35 AM

7:55 AM 8:35 AM

Panel - Insights from the Hill: Congressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus

- Retrospective on Caucus accomplishments during the 117th Congress, key findings from RFI
- Future of the Caucus in 118th Congress, and announcement of new Caucus co-leads for next Congress

Moderator:
Krista Drobac
Co-Chair
Aligning for Health

Panelists:
Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Congressional SDOH Caucus Co-Lead
Senator-Elect Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Congressional SDOH Caucus Co-Lead
Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Congressional SDOH Caucus Member
U.S. House of Representatives

11:35 AM 12:50 PM

10:35 AM 11:50 AM

9:35 AM 10:50 AM

8:35 AM 9:50 AM

Networking Lunch

12:50 PM 1:35 PM

11:50 AM 12:35 PM

10:50 AM 11:35 AM

9:50 AM 10:35 AM

Panel – Insights from Congress: Advancing SDOH Legislation

- Hear from staff who are working to advance policies around SDOH, from hunger to food insecurity, transportation, housing, and more
- Also hear about the latest legislation related to SDOH, health equity and maternal health, and what’s on the horizon for the rest of the year

Moderator:
Chris Adamec
Vice President
Aligning for Health

Amber Ray, PharmD, MPH
Health Policy Advisor for Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester

Sara Berkemeier-Bell
Policy Advisor for Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK)

Elizabeth Darnall
Senior Health Policy Adviser
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
U.S. Senator Patty Murray

1:35 PM 2:25 PM

12:35 PM 1:25 PM

11:35 AM 12:25 PM

10:35 AM 11:25 AM

Panel - Federal Incentives for Cross-Sector Partnerships

- Learn more from experts in the field across the health and social services sectors on what incentives and support the federal government can provide to incentivize cross-sector partnerships that address whole-person health

Moderator:
Melissa Quick
Co-Chair
Aligning for Health

Panelists:
Katie Adamson
Vice President, Health Partnerships & Policy
YMCA of the USA

Nicole Barcliff
Senior Policy Director
LISC

Daniella Gratale, MA
Director, Office of Child Health Policy and Advocacy
Nemours Children's Health

2:25 PM 2:30 PM

1:25 PM 1:30 PM

12:25 PM 12:30 PM

11:25 AM 11:30 AM

Closing Remarks

Krista Drobac
Co-Chair
Aligning for Health