Register Now: Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems, Population Health

Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2017, Chicago

September 08, 2017

The Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health: Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health November 29 – December 1 in Chicago will bring together organizations and key stakeholders dedicated to improving the health of all Americans. The forum will assemble nearly 300 Midwestern leaders from health care, public health, social services and other sectors to engage in a broad dialogue around integrating clinical, community health and prevention strategies to solve complex health issues.

This is a major conference that is rarely held in a location this close to Wisconsin. For those managing community benefits, population health or integrated care delivery, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to network with peers from communities and organizations of all sizes.

Top-notch national speakers will share innovative working models that will inspire the audience to take action to help transform the existing system of care in the United States to a system that strategically plans for and supports the health of its population, building on health equity as the core forum theme.

Speakers include:

  • John Auerbach, President and CEO, Trust for America’s Health: Auerbach oversees TFAH’s work to promote sound public health policy and make disease prevention a national priority.
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, Director of the Pediatric Public Health Initiative & Pediatric Residency Program at Hurley Children’s Hospital at Hurley Medical Center at Michigan State University: Hanna-Attisha was heralded internationally for her study that exposed elevated lead blood levels in Flint children. Today, Hanna-Attisha directs the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program to research, monitor and mitigate the impact of the Flint Water Crisis and help all Flint children grow up healthy and strong.
  • John R. Lumpkin, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President-Program at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Lumpkin is responsible for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s efforts aimed at transforming health and health care systems, ensuring everyone has access to stable and affordable health care coverage, building leadership, and engaging business toward building a culture of health in the United States.
  • Anand Parekh, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center: Parekh’s areas of expertise include translating research into policy, quality and safety of health care, health and health care disparities, childhood obesity and child health services.
  • Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, President and Chief Executive Officer, AcademyHealth: Simpson has been the president and chief executive officer of AcademyHealth since 2011. A nationally recognized health policy researcher and pediatrician, she is a passionate advocate for the translation of research into policy and practice. Simpson’s areas of expertise include translating research into policy, quality and safety of health care, health and health care disparities, childhood obesity and child health services.
  • Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity, Chief Wellness & Diversity Officer, Henry Ford Health System: Michigan’s first surgeon general
  • Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, Professor, Director, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Center on Society and Health: Woolf has conducted studies demonstrating that addressing poverty, education, and the causes of racial and ethnic disparities could accomplish far more to improve the health of Americans than investing predominately in medical technological advances. In addition to scientific publications, he has tried to bring this message to policymakers and to the public through testimony in Congress, editorials in major newspapers, web-based tools and speeches.

Agenda and registration information are here:

This story originally appeared in the September 08, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter