Much of what influences our health occurs outside the doctor’s office. It makes a difference, for example, whether a person has enough food to eat, a safe place to live, reliable transportation, or a healthy way to handle stress. There is increasing recognition that improving health outcomes and eliminating disparities requires building connections between the health care system and parts of patients’ communities that affect their well-being – institutions such as public health departments, social service agencies, schools and churches.
How can we build strong and meaningful links between the clinical care system and the communities where people live? Today we are joined by a panel of experts to explore ways to improve health outcomes and ensure the health care system works for everyone. Read more about why we focus on linking clinical care to the community.
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  • Soma Stout

    Soma Stout

  • David Williams

    David Williams

  • Patrick Charmel

    Patrick Charmel

  • Suzanne Lagarde

    Suzanne Lagarde

  • Victoria Veltri

    Victoria Veltri

  • Sanford Cloud Jr.

    Sanford Cloud Jr.

  • Patricia Baker

    Patricia Baker

  • Kenneth Alleyne

    Kenneth Alleyne

  • Tina Brown-Stevenson

    Tina Brown-Stevenson

  • Elisabeth Rosenthal

    Elisabeth Rosenthal


  • Time Event Details
  • 9:00am Welcome Patricia Baker, president and CEO, Connecticut Health Foundation
  • 9:15am Two Perspectives on Clinical-Community Integration Making America healthier for all: What each of us can do

    David Williams, PhD, MPH, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman professor of public health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Achieving breakthrough improvements in health, wellbeing and equity

    Soma Stout, MD, vice president, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and executive lead, 100 Million Healthier Lives
  •   Break  
  • 11:00am Bringing It Home: What Connecticut Can Do Moderated by Kenneth Alleyne, MD

    Patrick A. Charmel, PhD, president and CEO, Griffin Hospital
    Victoria Veltri, JD, LLM, executive director, Connecticut Office of Health Strategy
    Suzanne Lagarde, MD, MBA, CEO, Fair Haven Community Health Care
    Tina Brown-Stevenson, senior vice president of health system analytics and decision support, UnitedHealthcare
  •   Lunch  
  • 12:45pm How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back Elisabeth Rosenthal,MD, editor-in-chief, Kaiser Health News; author, An American Sickness
Video Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine


download this file Stout - Pathways to Population Health
download this file Williams - Making America healthier for all: What each of us can do
download this file Rosenthal - How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back
download this file Evaluating Strategies For Reducing Health Disparities
download this file Beyond The Affordable Care Act: Achieving Real Improvements In Americans’ Health