Social Determinants of Health: How can we make collective impact in Indiana?

FrameWORD BioCrossroads

Social determinants of health (SDoH) are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. The wide range of conditions in which we live explain in part why some Hoosiers are healthier than others and why generally we are not as healthy as we could be.

Socioeconomic factors such as education, employment, income, and community have been shown to impact 40% of an individual’s health. This is in heavy contrast to other factors including clinical care (20%), lifestyle factors (30%), and physical environment (10%), demonstrating the criticality of Social Determinants of Health (SDoH).

In our next FrameWORX session, we will hear from several organizations which are driving key activities and outcomes to improve the healthcare of all Hoosiers. And more importantly learn how we can make greater impact collectively.

Speakers from government, provider, payor and university sectors include:

  • Kim Irwin, Executive Director, Health by Design
  • Tara Morse, Executive Director, Indiana 211
  • Merih Bennett, Medicaid Data Strategist, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
  • Dr. Kristen Dauss, Chief Medical Officer, Indiana Department of Corrections
  • Breanca Merritt, Chief Health Equity & ADA Officer, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
  • Steve Smitherman, Indiana Market President, CareSource
  • Christina Harney, Vice President, Access Management, IU Health
  • Patrick McGill, Executive Vice President, Community Health Network
  • Christopher Callahan, Chief Research and Development Officer, Eskenazi Health
  • Dr. Nitesh Chawla, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Moderated panel discussion: Darshan Shah, SVP & Chief Data Officer, BioCrossroads

Virtual event on Zoom: Feb. 10, 2022  8-10:00 a.m. ET

Zoom details provided upon registration.

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