The role of primary care, business and the
community in emerging health crises
Friday, September 15 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuyahoga Community College - Corporate College East
4400 Richmond Road | Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
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Featuring: Keynote Speaker
Von Nguyen, MD, MPH
Acting Associate Director for Policy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Evidence-Based Interventions: Improving Health and Reducing Cost in Clinical and Community Settings
Dr. Nguyen will discuss CDC's framework to address community needs and identify strategies to promote the public's health. He will describe evidence-based interventions for positive health outcomes and cost effectiveness in both clinical and community settings. As examples, asthma hospitalizations and school absenteeism can be reduced in high risk children using home-based educational and environmental interventions delivered by non-physician teams; diabetes can be avoided among those at high risk by using a structured life-style intervention delivered by trained allied health personnel or lay educators. Dr. Nguyen will address the vital role that health systems and insurers can play to bridge the gap between clinical care and community services that can improve health outcomes at lower costs.

A panel discussion
Reducing the Impact of Social Determinants of Health
What are the Roles of Health Care Leaders?
Access to good health care can reduce poor health outcomes and premature death by only 10-20%. Non-medical factors, often called “social determinants of health,” play a much larger role. It comes as no surprise that despite having outstanding health care systems in Cuyahoga and Summit Counties, we are ranked 64th and 52nd among Ohio’s 88 counties, respectively.

Panelists will discuss and respond to questions about the roles of health care systems and their leaders in addressing social determinants of health in Northeast Ohio -- from coordinated advocacy and prioritizing our communities’ health needs, to support for resources that can foster a region-wide culture of health. The session will engage all stakeholders in better health, including government and public health agencies, employers and their employees, and health-related foundations, in addition to health care systems and their providers.

Moderator Panelists
Von Nguyen, MD, MPH
Acting Associate Director for Policy
Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention
Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE
President & Chief Executive Officer
The MetroHealth System
Brian G. Donley, MD
Chief of Staff;
Chief of Clinical Enterprise
Cleveland Clinic
Patricia M. DePompei, RN, MSN
University Hospitals Rainbow
Babies & Children's Hospital & UH MacDonald Women's Hospital

Breakout Sessions
  • Childhood obesity: engaging providers, business & family
  • Impending threats to health care access
  • Efforts to curb infant mortality
  • And more...check back for updates!

Accreditation Statement: The MetroHealth System is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The MetroHealth System designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurses and Social Workers: check with your professional association as these credits might be applicable for licensure renewal.

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Carol Kaschube
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