Morning Plenary: A call for research on health care’s role in identifying and engaging around patients’ social and economic well-being

Day 2 (Feb 4), 7:50 - 8:45am 

Introduction

Loel Solomon, PhD, MPP, Vice President for Community Health, Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Solomon is Kaiser Permanente’s Vice President for Community Health. Previously, he served as National Director of Community Health Initiatives and Evaluation at Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefits Program, a philanthropic venture that sought to improve the health of communities through partnerships, education, sharing clinical expertise, research, grants and services to vulnerable populations. Since he joined the program in 2003, Dr. Solomon has been responsible for a national effort to improve health outcomes in Kaiser Permanente communities by focusing on environmental and policy change.

Speaker

Dawn Alley, PhD, Director of the Prevention and Population Health Group, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Dawn Alley is Director of the Prevention and Population Health Group at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, which is responsible for innovative payment and service delivery models including the Accountable Health Communities model, the Million Hearts Cardiovascular Risk Reduction model, and the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program. Prior to joining CMMI, Dawn served as Senior Advisor in the Office of the Surgeon General, where she oversaw implementation of the National Prevention Strategy. Dawn holds a Ph.D. in Gerontology from the University of Southern California and received post-doctoral training in population health through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars program at the University of Pennsylvania.

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