Sep 15 2021

Equity in Health and Health Care: A Roadmap to Collaborative Action


A Virtual Summit organized by Eli Lilly & Company, Avalere Health, and NEHI - Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
Recordings and materials available from Sept. 15 summit.

Corporate and community leaders from around the country help to define a roadmap to collaborations that advance equitable health care and health outcomes for Americans who suffer from longstanding disparities. Our discussion centers on three areas critical to closing wide racial, socioeconomic and geographic disparities in health care:

  • Digital health and connectivity: Telehealth and digital health tools are innovations that may deliver improved and more efficient care to traditionally underserved or isolated Americans.
  • Data-driven health care: Many stakeholders agree that more aggressive efforts are needed to collect, analyze and share data of social determinants of health and on metrics of progress on racial and other health disparities.
  • Access: Existing innovations such as telehealth and other digital health solutions will have little impact on underserved Americans if they continue to face barriers to health insurance coverage and to care that covers these innovations; indeed, inequitable access will only exacerbate current health disparities.
Meaningful action on health equity requires coordinated, fully-aligned action across all three of these critical areas. Join us as we identify new strategies to advance health equity through collaborative action.



Panelists & Moderators

Marshall Chin, MD
Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics, University of Chicago Department of Medicine

Nakela Cook, MD
Executive Director, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Eric Dozier
Vice President, North American Oncology, Eli Lilly & Company

Julie Dunlap
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and Vice President of Talent Management, Eli Lilly & Company

Mark Fendrick, MD
Director, University of Michigan, Value-based Insurance Design (VBID) Center

Nelly Ganesan
Principal, Avalere Health 

Rachel Gold, PhD
Research Associate III, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

Bryan Heckman, PhD
Associate Professor, Meharry Medical College, Center for the Study of Social Determinants of Health

Tom Hubbard, MPP
Vice President of Policy Research, NEHI

Ann Mond Johnson
CEO, American Telemedicine Association 

Shruti Kothari
Director of Industry Initiatives, Blue Shield of California 

Jasmaine McClain, PhD
Principal, Health Equity Alliance, Health Management Academy

Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD
CEO, CareQuest Institute

Kristi Mitchell, MPH
Health Services Researcher, former Senior Vice President, Avalere Health

Lauren Powell, MPA, PhD
Vice President, US Health Equity & Community Wellness, Takeda Pharmaceuticals 

Gary Puckrein, PhD
CEO, National Minority Quality Forum 

Jorge Rodriguez, MD
Clinician-investigator, Brigham and Women's Hospital 

Dana Gelb Safran, PhD
President & CEO, National Quality Forum (NQF)

Kendra Smith
Vice President of Community Health, Bon Secours Mercy Health (Toledo, OH)

Jennifer Stoll
Executive Vice President, OCHIN

Michael Thompson
CEO, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

Wendy Warring, JD
President & CEO, NEHI

Lauren Zephyrin, MD
Vice President, Health Care System Delivery Reform, The Commonwealth Fund 


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