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Baystate – Massachusetts COVID-19 health equity task force, which is examining disparities exposed by pandemic, off to slow start

A health equity task force charged with addressing racial, geographic and other disparities during the coronavirus pandemic is off to a slower start than anticipated, missing its June 30 interim filing deadline.

Kinneil Coltman, DHA

Kinneil Coltman, DHA, is senior vice president and chief community & external affairs officer for Atrium Health, one of the most comprehensive and highly integrated not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation. As a member of the senior leadership team, Dr. Coltman is responsible for developing a unified strategy to advance the well-being of communities that Atrium Health serves by...

Samuel L. Ross, MD, MS

Samuel Ross, M.D., M.S., is the President of Bon Secours Baltimore Health System and Chief Community Health Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health. Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) is one of the largest health care systems in the nation. BSMH owns and operates health care facilities in Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky, New York, South Carolina, Virginia and Florida. Along with managing...

The Art of Balancing Cost and Quality at Advocate Aurora Health

Carrie Nelson, MD, MS, FAAFP, CMO & System VP, Population Health and Health Outcomes, Advocate Aurora Health.  Rising healthcare expenditures and shrinking margins, in addition to the recent pause on elective procedures due to COVID-19, has put cost containment at the forefront of many healthcare organizations’ strategies. Advocate Aurora Health has turned to data to help control costs while...

COVID-19 and Health Disparities: Addressing Health Disparities Now, Preparing for Vaccination and Beyond at CCHMC

Rob Kahn, MD, MPH, Physician Lead, Community and Population Health, and Andy Beck, MD, MPH, Associate Professor & Attending Pediatrician, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.  The COVID-19 pandemic shines a light on disparities by race, ethnicity and poverty that have long been present across a range of health outcomes. To respond to COVID-19, from surge to vaccine, strategies that promote health equity must be identified...

Jay Bhatt DO, MPH, FACP

Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, American Hospital Association, AHA Center for Health Innovation Jay Bhatt, D.O., is the senior vice president and chief medical officer of the American Hospital Association, an AHA Center for Health Innovation leader and president of the Health Research & Educational Trust. Jay and his teams develop strategies and solutions to advance performance improvement, population...

Jennifer Stoll

Jennifer Stoll
EVP Government Relations and Public Affairs, OCHIN Jennifer Stoll leads government relations and public affairs for OCHIN, a national non-profit organization that provides leading-edge technology, expertise, and research to community health organizations and other providers. With more than 25 years’ experience in the health care industry, Jennifer is a leading spokesperson at the intersection of technology and health policy. Prior to...

Framing Social Determinants of Health … Differently

Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, FACP, former SVP & Chief Medical Officer, American Hospital Association. Dr. Bhatt explores how to consider framing social needs, social determinants of health and health equity for hospitals and health systems. He also discusses the intersection between these social factors that affect overall health and the power of community partnerships in the wake of COVID-19. Link to the article Dr. Bhatt mentions during the...

Alisahah Cole, MD

Alisahah Cole MD
System Vice President, Population Health Innovation and Policy, CommonSpirit Health Personal Background A musician, a physician, a wife and mother, a volunteer, a leader, are just a few descriptions to use during introductions. Above all, Dr. Cole is highly passionate about health equity, advocating that everyone should have the ability to achieve great health, no matter what they look like, how much...

Jessica Block

Jessica Block
Jessica manages a program called Community Connect at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Embedded in the primary care setting, this program addresses social determinants of health as a part of clinical visits. She oversees a team of multi-cultural Resource Navigators who provide customized resource referrals and follow up support to families. External relationship building is also a primary...