The National Summit on Health Care and Social Service Integration

About the Summit

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, ACL's National Summit on Health Care and Social Service Integration brought together executive leaders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, health plans, health systems, community-based organizations, state governments, and philanthropy to advance the integration of medical and social care to improve health outcomes of older adults and people with disabilities, particularly complex, high-need populations.

The Summit highlighted partnership models that have demonstrated significant success and include discussion of the enablers and barriers for replicating and scaling these models nationwide. It also covered financing of social care, enabling interoperable technology platforms, and the roles of state and federal government.

The summit was intended to accelerate the work described by ACL Administrator Lance Robertson and The SCAN Foundation President and CEO Bruce Chernof in Addressing Social Determinants: Scaling Up Partnerships with Community-Based Organization Networks, published on Feb. 24 on the Health Affairs Blog. Our goal is to develop a shared approach for building and replicating the partnerships that effectively integrate community-based services and supports and medical care.

For more information, please contact Kristie Kulinski at Kristie.kulinski@acl.hhs.gov.

Community Integrated Health Networks: An Organizing Model Connecting Health Care & Social Services

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Video: National Summit on Health Care and Social Service Integration

On March 4, 2020, ACL hosted the National Summit on Health Care and Social Service Integration. The summit brought together executive leaders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, health plans, health systems, community-based organizations, state governments, and philanthropy to advance the integration of medical and social care to improve health outcomes of older adults and people with disabilities, particularly complex, high-need populations. 

 

Summit Agenda

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration and Networking

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Opening Remarks, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services, HHS

  • Demetrios Kouzoukas, Principal Deputy Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); Director, Center for Medicare

  • Lance Robertson, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration for Community Living (ACL)

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Vision for the Future

  • Moderator: Bruce Chernof, President and CEO, The SCAN Foundation

  • Connie Benton Wolfe, President/CEO, Aging and In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana
  • Timothy Ferris, CEO, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
  • Kevin Moore, Vice President of Policy, Health and Human Services, UnitedHealthcare Community & State

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM: Break

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM: Current State of Health Care and Social Service Integration

  • Moderator: Melinda Abrams, Senior Vice President, Delivery System Reform and International Innovations, The Commonwealth Fund
  • Sandy Markwood, CEO, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Tim McNeill, Healthcare Consultant, Freedmen’s Health
  • Jacob Reider, CEO, Alliance for Better Health

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Shared Goals and Principles – Consensus-Building to Date

  • Kelly Cronin, Deputy Administrator, Center for Innovation and Partnership, ACL

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch and Fireside Chat

  • Moderator: Lance Robertson, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, ACL
  • ADM Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS
  • Brad Smith, Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, CMS

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM ► Key Opportunities for States to Advance Social Determinants of Health

  • Moderator: Mary Lazare, Principal Deputy Administrator, ACL
  • Elizabeth Chen, Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
  • Melinda Dutton, Partner, Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips
  • Gary Jessee, Managing Director, Sellers Dorsey
  • Calder Lynch, Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, CMS

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM ► Break

(Webcast Ends)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Breakout Sessions

  • Financing Social Care (Room: Mission)
    • Facilitator: Tim McNeill, Healthcare Consultant, Freedmen’s Health
    • Andy McMahon, Vice President, Health and Human Services Policy, UnitedHealthcare Community & State
    • Tony Solem, CEO, Aetna Medicaid Ohio
  • Technology Enablers and Barriers (Room: Convergence)
    • Facilitator: Jacob Reider, CEO, Alliance for Better Health
    • Jim Vandagrifft, CEO, Preferred Population Health Management
    • Walter Suarez, Executive Director, Health IT Strategy and Policy, Kaiser Permanente
  • Scaling Networks of Community-Based Organizations (Room: Innovation 1)
    • Facilitator: Connie Benton Wolfe, President/CEO, Aging and In-Home Services of NE Indiana
    • June Simmons, President/CEO, Partners in Care Foundation
    • Kathy Vesley, President/CEO, Bay Aging
  • Role of Federal and State Government (Room: Innovation 2)
    • Facilitator: Dawn Alley, Deputy Senior Advisor for Value-based Transformation, HHS Office of the Secretary
    • Jay Bulot, Vice President for State Markets, WellSky
    • Curtis Cunningham, Assistant Administrator of Long-Term Benefits and Programs, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
    • Ginger Wettingfeld, Director, Long-Term Care Healthcare Reform Division, Alabama Medicaid Agency

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Break

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM: Report Out: High Level Learnings from Breakout Sessions

  • Kelly Cronin, Deputy Administrator, Center for Innovation and Partnership, ACL

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM: Bringing It All Together – Collective Action to Scale Integration

  • Moderator: Dawn Alley, Deputy Senior Advisor for Value-based Transformation, HHS Office of the Secretary
  • Bruce Chernof, President and CEO, The SCAN Foundation
  • Karen DeSalvo, Chief Health Officer, Google June Simmons, President and CEO, Partners in Care Foundation

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM ► Closing Remarks

  • Lance Robertson, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, ACL

Livestream Survey

Livestream Survey: If you join virtually, please please take this brief survey to share your thoughts about the Guiding Principles (discussed in the session right before lunch), as well as how you would like to continue to be involved as we move forward with developing a shared strategy for building partnerships between health care and social services to improve outcomes and lower costs.)

 

ACL thanks 

the SCAN Foundation

for their support of this event!


Last modified on 06/10/2020


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