Dr. Sandra E. Ford, special assistant to the President for public health and science, White House Domestic Policy Council, will kick off the November 28-30 forum with a presentation on the Biden Administration’s approach to social determinants of health. She’ll join an all-star lineup of speakers, including representatives from HHS, CMS, the CDC, and members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
RISE and Aligning for Health are excited to announce a blockbuster lineup of confirmed speakers from both sides of the aisle for the inaugural Social Determinants of Health Policy Forum on November 28-30, 2022 in the heart of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The updated agenda includes representatives from the White House, U.S. House of Representatives, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who will share insights into local federal policies and programs supporting social determinants of health (SDoH) and health equity.
Confirmed speakers include:
Dr. Sandra E. Ford, special assistant to the President for public health and science, from the White House Domestic Policy Council, will open the main conference Tuesday, November 29 with a keynote address about the Biden Administration’s approach to SDoH and their plans to facilitate blending, braiding, data sharing, and community benefit at the state and local level.
Ellen-Marie Whelan, NP, Ph.D., chief population health officer, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, CMS, will examine the policy developments across CMS to advance health equity and maternal health as well as future plans.
Dr. Karen Hacker, director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will discuss the CDC Closing the Gap with Social Determinants of Health Accelerator Plans program and the projects that have been funded through this grant to advance whole person health.
Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) and Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), who serve as co-leads of the Congressional SDoH Caucus, and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), who serves as a member of the Congressional SDoH Caucus, will provide a retrospective on Caucus accomplishments during the 117th Congress and the future of the Caucus in the 118th Congress.
Kelly Cronin, deputy administrator, innovation and partnership, Administration for Community Living, HHS, will join a panel on connecting health and social service providers to address social needs. The panel will discuss 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.
Rachel Pryor, counselor on health policy, Office of the Secretary, HHS, will join Richard Cho, senior advisor for housing and services, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for a discussion on cross-agency partnerships that address health and wellbeing and to ensure an efficient use of federal funds to improve SDoH.
RISE, in partnership with Aligning for Health, will present the Social Determinants of Health Policy Forum on November 28-30, at the Hilton Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Click here for the complete list of speakers, the agenda, and how to register for the program.