Upcoming Events

Tuesday Apr 27, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
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During National Minority Health Month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) will host this two-day virtual forum to explore the advancement of health equity and efforts to address structural racism.

Guest speakers from various federal and partner agencies will share their insight and experience during the forum. Sessions will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on health disparities and initiatives to promote equity, as well as CMS and other federal agencies’ roles as equity partners in increasing access to care and strengthening the capacity of the healthcare industry.

See the formal agenda detailing each session. There will be time during each session for attendees to ask questions. Space is limited; CMS OMH encourages early registration to ensure you can attend.

Part 2 of forum - April 28

 

Please note: If you would like to attend both days of the forum, you will need to register for each day individually.

Wednesday Apr 28, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
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During National Minority Health Month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) will host this two-day virtual forum to explore the advancement of health equity and efforts to address structural racism.

Guest speakers from various federal and partner agencies will share their insight and experience during the forum. Sessions will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on health disparities and initiatives to promote equity, as well as CMS and other federal agencies’ roles as equity partners in increasing access to care and strengthening the capacity of the healthcare industry.

See the formal agenda detailing each session. There will be time during each session for attendees to ask questions. Space is limited; CMS OMH encourages early registration to ensure you can attend.

Part 1 of forum - April 27

 

Please note: If you would like to attend both days of the forum, you will need to register for each day individually.

Thursday Apr 29, 2021 02:00 pm EDT
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The COVID-19 pandemic and recent elections are changing the national conversation around expanding healthcare coverage and reining in rising healthcare costs. President Biden campaigned on a platform of expanding access to public health coverage in ways that could change the role of employer-sponsored health insurance, which currently covers about half of all Americans.

This online public briefing will explore how large employers view the burden of rising healthcare costs and the role of government in addressing them.

Organized by the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH), KFF (the Kaiser Family Foundation), and West Health, the briefing will feature results from a new survey of more than 300 executive decision makers at large companies with at least 5,000 workers. 

The briefing will include an overview of policy options under consideration in Washington, a discussion of the survey’s implications, and remarks from U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, ranking member of the Senate HELP Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, and Rep. Bobby Scott, chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee. Other participants will include:

  • Lanhee Chen, David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies, Hoover Institute
  • Gary Claxton, Senior Vice President, KFF
  • Chris Jennings, Founder and President, Jennings Policy Strategies
  • Bill Kramer, Executive Director for Health Policy, PBGH
  • Timothy A. Lash, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President, West Health
  • Larry Levitt, Executive Vice President for Health Policy, KFF
  • Elizabeth Mitchell, President and CEO, PBGH

The event is open to the public and will include a question-and-answer session. If you have any questions about the event, please contact [email protected].

Tuesday May 4, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
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High-quality primary care is the foundation of a strong healthcare system and essential for improving the health of the population. However, 25 years after the Institute of Medicine published its report Primary Care: America’s Health in a New Era (1996), this foundation remains under-resourced. Today, only about 5 percent of healthcare expenditures go to primary care, its workforce pipeline is shrinking, and unequal access to primary care pervades. In light of this, with support from a coalition of sponsors, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine organized a committee to study the state of primary care today and to develop an implementation plan that builds upon the recommendations of the 1996 report and strengthens primary care services in the U.S., especially for underserved populations.

Members of the committee who wrote the report, Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care will give an overview of the key issues, conclusions, and recommendations.

Speakers at this event will include:

  • Linda McCauley (Co-Chair), Dean and Professor, Neil Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University
  • Robert L. Phillips, Jr. (Co-Chair), Founding Executive Director, The Center for Professionalism and Value in Health Care, American Board of Family Medicine
  • Carrie Colla, Professor, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College
  • Shawna Hudson, Professor, Rutgers University
  • Christopher Koller, President, Milbank Memorial Fund
  • Alex Krist, Professor, Family Medicine and Population Health, Virginia Commonwealth University

Thursday May 6, 2021 10:00 am EDT
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The Medical Director Leadership Institute is six-month virtual program that provides healthcare leaders with critical skills to thrive in their role, achieve organizational goals, and manage during times of uncertainty. The program features a half-day interactive and didactic session at the beginning of each month followed by an opportunity to apply learning back at their workplace. Participants come together again at the end of each month for a reflection and discussion with faculty and their peers. Designed and taught by medical directors and healthcare leaders, this program equips participants with concrete tools, strategies, and techniques to tackle the challenges and uncertainty ahead. 

Thursday May 6, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
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The Primary Care Development Corporation, in collaboration the SAMHSA Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions, is engaging in a year-long virtual initiative focused on addressing sleep and related social and health needs through enhancing integrated primary and behavioral health care. This initiative will include live virtual learning opportunities, free tools and resources, and linkage to experts in the field. An anchor for the year will be a monthly webinar series focused on building foundations and advanced applications of sleep knowledge.

Webinar sessions are 60 minutes each with a follow-on open "office hour" for Q&A with experts and will range in topics including:

  • Foundations in sleep and health outcomes (comorbidity, connection to COVID-19, social determinants of health, and opportunities for integrated care teams)
  • Perspectives of persons with lived experiences (including patients, parents of children with sleep difficulties, older adults)
  • Health disparities and sleep
  • Behavioral assessment and intervention in sleep
  • Medical assessment and intervention in sleep (including OSA, medication, addressing medical comorbidity)
  • Addressing sleep ourselves as healthcare providers (including sleep/work balance, creating sleep-conducive spaces, sharing of experiences, role of sleep in our work, etc.)

 

What about Us? A Discussion with and for Healthcare Providers

Thursday, May 6, 2021
1p.m to 2:30p.m. ET

Addressing sleep within the healthcare community: sleep/work balance; creating sleep-conducive spaces; the role of sleep in work; and perspectives of healthcare professionals.

 

Thursday May 13, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
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On May 4, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will release its new report, Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care. The report will look at the state of primary care today and present an implementation plan that builds upon the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine’s report from 25 years ago: Primary Care: America’s Health in a New Era (1996). A co-chair of the committee that wrote the report will summarize its major findings and recommendations. A diverse set of leaders will react and discuss how the primary care community can leverage this report to accelerate reform.

Thursday May 13, 2021 02:00 pm EDT
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Join the PCC for a conversation on Twitter about primary care payment reform.  

PCC will be among those leading the conversation, along with Mathematica and other leading organizations and individuals in the primary care community.

Chat hashtag: #PrimaryCareCovidChat
(Participate by entering the hashtag in a Twitter search and interacting with people there at the scheduled time.)

You can read the Q&A of past Twitter chats at the same hashtag. Past chats have focused on telehealth in primary care, health equity, and primary care in general during the pandemic. The archived chats contain a wealth of resources, articles, programs and initiatives within those topics that many of the participants provided in their answers.

Friday May 14, 2021 11:00 am EDT
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In an effort to advance lifestyle medicine at a systems level, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine is offering two one-day virtual symposia that address the integration of health restoration into health systems and academic settings.

Lifestyle Medicine in Health Systems Symposium: Creating Ecosystems of Health

Healthcare Systems are constantly seeking new ways to sustainably achieve the quadruple aim through innovation. As a solution to the unsustainable treatment of ever-increasing chronic diseases, many of the leading systems in the country are turning to Lifestyle Medicine. This one-day event will showcase the leading experts in the field of Lifestyle Medicine; offering practical tips and tactics from the boots-on-the-ground health professionals, businesses, and C-Suite leaders. Attendees will get a deep dive into the cost savings and unique value proposition of LM, the points of entry, involving their communities and technology solutions. Learn from others’ experiences while mapping out your plan for successful Lifestyle Medicine health system integration.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate strategies to create a culture focused on health and well-being in a large healthcare system.
  • Analyze solutions that leading health systems are using to transition from fee-for-service reimbursement towards value-based care to achieve the quadruple aim.
  • Review replicable multifaceted approaches that leading health systems are utilizing to effectively implement LM solutions.
  • Identify opportunities and tactical next steps that health system leaders can use to implement lifestyle medicine into health systems.

Second event in series:

Lifestyle Medicine in Academia Symposium: Equipping the Next Generation 

July 21, 2021 

Thursday May 20, 2021 01:30 pm EDT
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There is broad interest and significant investment in integrating behavioral and primary care among professional organizations, CMS, payors and providers. Yet, despite over two decades of convincing evidence about its value and cost-effectiveness, adoption of integrated behavioral health care is proceeding too slowly. What are the barriers to scaling a solution that is so critical to addressing our nation's behavioral health needs? What are the solutions we can implement today? What is the advocacy we need for tomorrow?

Join us for a discussion among individuals who have been working on integration issues for much of their careers to explore how to build on key areas of agreement to highlight and promote critical first steps.

Panelists:

  • Carol Alter, Systemwide Medical Director, Behavioral Health, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Nora Dennis, MSPH, MD, Lead Medical Director, Behavioral Health, BCBSNC
  • Ann Greiner, President and CEO, Primary Care Collaborative
  • Josh Israel, MD, Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Aledade
  • Katherine Knutson, MD, MPH, SVP United Health Group and CEO Optum Behavioral Care
  • Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-R, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Concert Health
  • Ben Miller, PsyD, Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust
  • Chris Molaro, CEO and Co-Founder, NeuroFlow
  • Diane Powers, Research Scientist, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
  • Matthew Press, MD, MSc, Physician Executive, Penn Primary Care and Medical Director, Primary Care Service Line, Penn Medicine
  • Hyong Un, MD, Chief Psychiatric Officer, Aetna


Moderators:

  • Wendy Warring, JD, President and CEO, NEHI
  • Mark Wenneker, MD, Principal, The Chartis Group

Thursday Jun 3, 2021 10:00 am EDT
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The Medical Director Leadership Institute is six-month virtual program that provides healthcare leaders with critical skills to thrive in their role, achieve organizational goals, and manage during times of uncertainty. The program features a half-day interactive and didactic session at the beginning of each month followed by an opportunity to apply learning back at their workplace. Participants come together again at the end of each month for a reflection and discussion with faculty and their peers. Designed and taught by medical directors and healthcare leaders, this program equips participants with concrete tools, strategies, and techniques to tackle the challenges and uncertainty ahead. 

Thursday Jun 10, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
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The Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness will host an online public workshop on integrating serious illness care into primary care delivery. The workshop will be held over two webinars on June 10 and 17, 2021. The workshop will examine the intersection between primary care and palliative care principles, practices, policies and payment mechanisms and focus on the central role of primary care in providing high-quality care for people with serious illness.

June 17 portion of the workshop

Thursday Jun 17, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
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The Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness will host an online public workshop on integrating serious illness care into primary care delivery. The workshop will be held over two webinars on June 10 and 17, 2021. The workshop will examine the intersection between primary care and palliative care principles, practices, policies and payment mechanisms and focus on the central role of primary care in providing high-quality care for people with serious illness.

June 10 portion of the workshop

Wednesday Jul 21, 2021 11:00 am EDT
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In an effort to advance lifestyle medicine at a systems level, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine is offering two one-day virtual symposia that address the integration of health restoration into health systems and academic settings.

Lifestyle Medicine in Academia Symposium: Equipping the Next Generation 

Join us for a one-day symposium as we discuss how leading academic institutions and faculty members are incorporating lifestyle medicine curriculum in their academic settings. Event attendees will receive tailored education and support as presenters highlight pathways, curricula, tools and resources for the implementation of lifestyle medicine education across the entire academic spectrum. We encourage faculty, administration, deans, program directors and academicians working in bachelor, master and doctoral health professional programs, to undergraduate medical education (UME), and graduate medical education (GME) to attend this event to meet your goals of implementing Lifestyle Medicine curriculum in your setting.

Learning Objectives:

Review the current status and advancements in Lifestyle Medicine academic education. 

  • Highlight the successes and lessons learned from academic institutions leading in Lifestyle Medicine implementation. 
  • Discuss opportunities for academic institutions to incorporate lifestyle medicine at various levels of engagement. 
  • Demonstrate opportunities to implement high quality culinary medicine curriculum within preprofessional and medical education.  
  • Evaluate opportunities for academic institutions to create and enhance effective community and multidisciplinary engagement.  
  • Provide lifestyle medicine education guidance, tools, resources and individualized/customized support to attendees. 

Friday Jul 23, 2021 11:30 am EDT
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The primary care practitioner has the special and important responsibility to diagnose and manage patients with every category of ailment, injury and disease. This symposium will provide practical, evidence-based strategies to strengthen healthcare competencies. The expert faculty will explain recent advances in diagnosis, management and treatment and address compelling issues as they relate to cardiovascular risk lowering drugs, atrial fibrilation, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, osteoarthritis, benign breast disease, women’s health, osteoporosis, female sexual dysfunction, transitions of care and preventing hospital readmission, antibiotic stewardship, COPD, dermatology, and more​. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A with the faculty during the panel discussion.​

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