Monday, October 19, 2015
This preconference is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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There is broad recognition that in order to improve health and lower costs, policymakers need to build links between initiatives aimed at improving the quality of health care and reforming the delivery system and those that address factors outside of traditional health care that extend to work, housing, family, and community life. Implementing this vision challenges states and others to find new approaches to the traditional financing and delivery of care and services. This preconference is designed to facilitate a dialogue among state policymakers from different agencies, programs, and branches of government, along with their federal and community partners, on leveraging state policies and financing methods and community innovations to improve population health. It will focus on states’ efforts to address health in all policies by integrating public health, social services, and delivery and payment systems, and the partnerships needed to make these strategies successful.
The program will feature presentations from state leaders and other experts who will discuss these emerging approaches and methods along with their challenges and successes. Additionally, the meeting format will offer participants a forum to engage one another in facilitated discussions to share models, successes, challenges, and lessons learned to improve population health.
Preconference participants will:
- Identify how states are leveraging the Affordable Care Act, state policies, financing methods, and community interventions to build bridges across clinical care and social services.
- Examine emerging strategies for financing population health initiatives (1115 Waivers, SIM, ACOs, social impact bonds) and the workforce and data infrastructure required to be successful.
- Learn how partnerships (state/federal, state interagency, state/local, public/private) advance the population health agenda, including what brings partners to table and keeps them there.
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. | Welcome and Overview
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. | Session 1: From Vision to Action: Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Health in All Policies
This session will explore the following questions: Where are opportunities for states to integrate health care, public health, and social services? What are promising practices given different funding streams, delivery system cultures, workforce, and data systems? How are these models financed and what are potential sustainable financing mechanisms? How can state policy levers advance these models?
9:45 – 11:00 a.m. | Session 2: Innovative State Strategies to Integrate Public Health and Social Services with Delivery System Reform
Three states will present models of system redesign that leverage the strengths of various state systems to build linkages between initiatives aimed at improving the quality of health care and reforming the delivery system and those that address factors outside of traditional health care that extend to work, family, and community life. Delivery system and public health perspectives will both be considered as we address issues such as financing prevention and measuring success. We will also consider contextual factors such as leveraging SIM initiatives where applicable and how state health improvement plans fit in.
11:00- 11:15 a.m. | Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Breakout Discussions
This is an opportunity to learn more about one of the models presented during the previous two sessions, and engage with other conference participants in more in-depth discussion of the models, their challenges and successes. We will discuss how to do the work in a “roll up your sleeves” discussion.
Preconference moderators, with preconference speakers
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch: Improving Population Health: A Magic Wand Discussion
Participants will be offered a magic wand to translate population health into effective state policy. Lunch tables will identify an innovative policy solution to the challenge.
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. | Session 3: Leveraging Public/Private Partnerships to Advance Population Health
This panel will include a health plan and hospital system that partner with state agencies to address social determinants of health. A reactor will round out the panel by offering his perspective and pulling out the relevance for states. Panelists will describe what brings them to this work, what facilitates successful partnerships, and critical success factors.
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. | Break
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Session 4: Elevating Community Innovation to State Level Action
This session will explore local level innovation to address social determinants of health through the King County Transformation Plan, Communities of Opportunity, and the emerging Accountable Communities of Health (ACH) initiative in Washington State. The state will discuss the SIM and ACH initiatives including: how does the state support this work through various agencies, programs and levers available? How does the state balance direction versus support?
3:30 – 4 p.m. | Closing