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National Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health
Agenda: Day III

Friday, October 24, 2014

7:30 am
Registration and Exhibit Hall Open
CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
8:30 am

Welcome and Introductions

Susan Dentzer
senior policy adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; health policy analyst, The PBS News Hour
    Twitter: @SusanDentzer

    Speaker Bio

    Susan Dentzer is Senior Policy Adviser of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In this role, she works closely with foundation leaders to carry out the organizational mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans. One of the nation's most respected health and health policy thought leaders and journalists, she is also an on-air analyst on health issues on the PBS NewsHour. Dentzer is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations, and a fellow of both the National Academy of Social Insurance and the Hastings Center.
9:00 am

Roundtable on Innovations to Improve Community Health

Jeffrey Levi, PhD
executive director, Trust for America's Health (Moderator)
    Twitter: @HealthyAmerica1

    Speaker Bio

    Jeff Levi, PhD, is Executive Director of the Trust for America's Health, where he leads the organization's advocacy efforts. He oversees TFAH's work on public health policy issues and annual reports assessing the nation's public health preparedness, investment in public health and response to chronic diseases.

    In January 2011, President Obama appointed Dr. Levi to serve as a member of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. In April 2011, Surgeon General Benjamin appointed him chair of the Advisory Group.

    Dr. Levi is also Professor of Health Policy George Washington University's School of Public Health
Raymond J. Baxter, PhD
senior vice president, Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy, Kaiser Permanente
    Twitter: @KaiserOakland

    Speaker Bio

    Raymond J. Baxter, PhD, is Kaiser Permanente's senior vice president for Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy, and President of KP International. He leads the organization's activities to fulfill its social mission, including care and coverage for low- income people, community health initiatives, health equity, environmental stewardship, and support for community-based organizations, as well as research, diversity and the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy.

    Dr. Baxter has more than 35 years of experience including heading the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and The Lewin Group. He holds a doctorate from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.
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Mary Ann Christopher, MSN, RN, FAAN
president and chief executive officer, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
    Twitter: @VNSNY_News

    Speaker Bio

    Mary Ann Christopher is the President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY). VNSNY is the largest not for profit home health care agency in the United States, serving more than 140,000 individuals a year throughout all five boroughs of New York City, plus Westchester and Nassau Counties.

    Christopher was previously the President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group. During Christopher's tenure as CEO, the organization has expanded geographically from a two-county regional provider to a statewide organization.

    Christopher is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the Wharton Nurse Executive Program, and the Public Health Leadership Institute.
    Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Shelly Schlenker, MPA
vice president public policy and advocacy, Dignity Health
10:30 am
Break

10:45 am

Improving Population Health: Who Will Do the Work and How?

Susan Dentzer
senior policy adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; health policy analyst, The PBS News Hour (Moderator)
    Twitter: @SusanDentzer

    Speaker Bio

    Susan Dentzer is Senior Policy Adviser of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In this role, she works closely with foundation leaders to carry out the organizational mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans. One of the nation's most respected health and health policy thought leaders and journalists, she is also an on-air analyst on health issues on the PBS NewsHour. Dentzer is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations, and a fellow of both the National Academy of Social Insurance and the Hastings Center.
John Auerbach
senior policy adviser to the director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Twitter: @CDCgov

    Speaker Bio

    John Auerbach is the Senior Policy Adviser to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Prior to his appointment at CDC, he was a Distinguished Professor of Practice in Health Sciences and the Director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice at Northeastern University from 2012 to 2014.

    He was the Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2012. Under his leadership the Department developed new and innovative programs to address racial and ethnic disparities, to promote wellness (including the Mass in Motion campaign), to combat chronic disease and to support the successful implementation of the state's health care reform initiative.
Patrick Conway, MD, MSc
deputy administrator for innovation and quality and chief medical officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS
    Twitter: @CMSinnovates

    Speaker Bio

    Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, is the Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality, and the CMS Chief Medical Officer. He leads the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) at CMS. CCSQ is responsible for all quality measures for CMS, value-based purchasing programs, quality improvement programs in all 50 states, clinical standards and survey and certification of Medicare and Medicaid health care providers across the nation, and all Medicare coverage decisions for treatments and services. The center's budget exceeds $2 billion annually and is a major force for quality and transformation across Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and the U.S. health care system. The CMS Innovation Center is responsible for testing numerous new payment and service delivery models across the nation. Models include accountable care organizations, bundled payments, primary care medical homes, state innovation models, and many more. Successful models can be scaled nationally.
James Macrae, MA, MPP
associate administrator, Bureau for Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS
    Twitter: @HRSAgov

    Speaker Bio

    Jim Macrae was appointed associate administrator for primary health care in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the summer of 2006. As head of the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC), Macrae manages a $3.6 billion budget that supports the health care safety net for millions of underserved people across the country. Most of these funds support more than 9,200 health center sites. Located in communities nationwide, these sites provide comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care to more than 21 million people -- about one out of every 15 people nationally.
Anand K. Parekh, MD, MPH
deputy assistant secretary for health (science and medicine), US Department of Health and Human Services
    Twitter: @HHSgov

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Anand K. Parekh is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Science & Medicine) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, a position he has held since 2008. He has developed and implemented national initiatives focused on prevention and wellness and on care management for individuals with multiple chronic conditions. Briefly in 2007, he was delegated the authorities of the Assistant Secretary for Health overseeing ten public health program offices, including the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. He is an internist, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.
12:00 pm
Adjourn


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