Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes

Alliance Briefing: Uniting Policy, Practice, and System Change

Uniting Policy, Practice, and System Change to Create Healthcare Systems That Work:
Strategies for Improving Quality and Creating Patient-Centered Care to Better Address the Needs of Underserved Populations

Thursday, November 20, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EST

National Press Club
1st Amendment Lounge
529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

Download the Executive Summary of the event.

Download the presentation slides.

Hear from leaders from Alliance programs in Camden, Chicago, and Dallas showcasing the policy, practice, and system changes that have resulted in better care and outcomes for underserved, vulnerable populations. A panel of healthcare and policy experts will explore the possibilities and practical considerations in bringing these programs to scale for other populations and communities. Topics for discussion include:

Creating an innovative link between the clinic and the community to build more supportive environments for patients

Developing integrated health system changes that incorporate data-driven, coordinated, team-based care to identify quality improvement strategies that can result in improved patient health

Integrating community health workers (CHWs) into the clinical care team to provide better coordinated care

Evaluating the payer’s role in helping to create collaborative, flexible and patient-centered health systems that can implement delivery system changes to improve patient outcomes

Determining mechanisms for bringing local solutions to scale and discussing adaptability and sustainability in communities across the country

Distinguished speakers and panelists include:

  • Jeffrey Levi, PhD, Executive Director, Trust for America’s Health (Moderator)
  • Gail Wilensky, PhD, John M. Olin Senior Fellow, Project HOPE (Opening Remarks)
  • Jeffrey Brenner, MD, Executive Director, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
  • Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, FACP, Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago
  • Erin Kane, MD, Family Medicine Doctor, Baylor Scott & White Health System
  • Megan Lewis, PhD, Director, Patient & Family Engagement Research Program Center for Communication Science, RTI International
  • Craig Anderson, Regional Network President – Northeast, UnitedHealth Group
  • Garth Graham, MD, MPH, President, Aetna Foundation
  • Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors