This year’s hybrid event on June 14-15 will bring together cross-sectional thought leaders who aim to drive change in the transition to value-based care. Whether attending in-person in Nashville or virtually via livestream, community-based organizations (CBOs), payers, hospitals/health systems, funders, and manufacturers or government entities will have two jam-packed days to discuss actionable and scalable solutions to address social determinants of health (SDoH) and achieve better outcomes for the most vulnerable populations.

After a historic year, The RISE Summit on Social Determinants of Health will be the premier meeting for professionals in the SDoH space to benchmark best practices, hear insights from SDoH changemakers, and forge cross-sector partnerships.

"The spirit of collaboration in the SDoH space was fierce pre-pandemic but is sheer electricity at this point,” said Conference Chair Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CCTP, CMHIMP, CRP, DBH(c). “Everyone is looking to take the lessons learned in 2020 and develop strategic opportunities for the future. The opportunity for attendees to engage through the hybrid experience will yield partnerships that advance programs and their funding streams through service provision that attains health and mental health equity.”

Attendees will be able to choose whether to attend the summit in-person in Nashville or virtually via livestream, with both attendance options providing the same esteemed speaker line-up, top-notch content, networking opportunities, and more. Here’s a sneak peak at the top five features of this year’s event:

1. Five key conference themes

The content and sessions presented throughout this year’s summit will integrate timely themes critical to address SDoH in 2021 and beyond. The major themes include:

  • Cross-sectional collaboration
  • Funding streams
  • Leveraging data and analytics
  • The impact of COVID-19
  • SDoH innovation and case studies

2. Virtual preconference workshops

Prior to the main conference on June 14-15, there will be a virtual workshop day on Friday, June 11, which will be open to all attendees regardless of whether they plan to attend in-person or virtually. The three workshops will be led by industry thought leaders and will cover a range of topics related to SDoH, including:

  • The Roadmap to Showing ROI with Kimberly Dull, manager, community engagement operational performance, Novant Health; Jacob Reider, M.D., CEO, Alliance for Better Health; and Eleanor Baeber, UnitedHealthcare
  • Data Enthusiasts Working Group–The Intersection of Population Health, SDoH, and All Things in Between led by Anna Wetherbee, principal, technology innovation and integration, Blue Shield of California; and Andy McMahon, vice president, health and human services, UnitedHealthcare Community & State
  • CBO Readiness Bootcamp with Barbara Crider, executive director, York County Community Action; Jane Pirsig, member consultant, Alliance for Strong Families & Communities; and Kristen Daugherty, LCSW, MBA, chief executive officer, Emergence Health Network

3. Case example insights

The event will showcase concurrent case study presentations, allowing attendees to hear first-hand examples from industry experts and gain critical tactics to implement SDoH initiatives.

In a funding case example, Adrienne Bradley, director, community impact, ProMedica, will present a case study on partnering between funding/community organizations to create a greater collective impact with a spotlight on the Ebeid neighborhood promise.

Humana’s Caraline Coats, vice president of bold goal and population health strategy, and Dr. Andrew Renda, associate vice president of population health, will share a case study on listening to members and leveraging analytics to address SDoH.

During a spotlight on food access, attendees will hear how one health system is fostering cross-sectoral collaboration to reduce upstream causes of illnesses from April Schetler, MS, RD, FAND, AVP, community health engagement, Virtua Health.

Attendees will learn about an SDoH partnership in action from Derek Bergsten, chief, Rockford Fire Department, and Ann Gantzer, vice president, patient services, Swedish American Hospital, who will provide a spotlight on a successful cross-sector collaboration in Rockford, Ill.

4. Hot-button panel discussions

The main conference will include four panel discussions between leading experts, sparking lots of timely conversations on a variety of topics related to SDoH. Panel topics will include:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on SDoH programs and how to forge ahead
  • Public/private partnerships at the state level and working hand-in-hand to serve vulnerable populations
  • The intersection of sustainability and care delivery and innovative funding mechanisms and payment models
  • Perspectives on SDoH innovation and what’s on the horizon

5. Cross-sector networking opportunities

Each day of the summit will offer in-person attendees and virtual attendees several opportunities to network with other attendees, speakers, and solutions providers.

Attendees in-person in Nashville will have the opportunity to engage in face-to-face hallway conversations and socially distanced breaks, lunches, and receptions compliant with CDC guidelines, including an evening networking reception following the first main day of the conference.

Those attending virtually via live stream will have access to RISE’s exclusive virtual networking lobby where they can turn on their cameras and participate in small groups of up to eight people or one-on-one at a private table with other virtual attendees.

The RISE Summit on Social Determinants of Health will be held as a hybrid event on June 14-15, 2021, with virtual preconference workshops on Friday, June 11. Click here to learn more, including registration and attendance details.