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Community and State Experts to Speak on Measuring Community Health at Unite Us Town Hall

By Brooke McConnell on April 12, 2021
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Join Unite Us for our Building Healthier Communities Together Town Hall. Hear from state and community health experts on the necessary inputs and measurements to truly achieve and sustain community health and health equity.

Despite an increasing interest in community health and available data to better understand the drivers of health across communities, there remain many questions on how we build and measure the inputs that lead to successful health outcomes. On April 22nd, Unite Us, our partners, and experts in community and state health will take a deep dive into several discussions including our evidence-based, data-driven Community Action Framework focused on creating healthier communities.


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Join us for the Town Hall

Building Healthier Communities Together is the first in a new series of national Town Halls designed to catalyze innovation and paradigm shifts in the health and social care sectors. Join keynote speaker Dr. Rebekah Gee, former Secretary of Health, Louisiana, and our three panels of experts to advance a dialogue of moving from theoretical frameworks to measurable outcomes. Our three breakout panels offer something for everyone:

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Georgina Dukes, Unite Us’ Southern Region Network Director, will lead a discussion on the work happening on the ground in communities with:

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Edwin Goutier

Vice President of Innovation, United Way Worldwide

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Rachelle Thompson

Assistant Director of Programs, Feeding Tampa Bay

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Sharon Goodson

Executive Director, North Carolina Community Action Association

 


Leverage

The Unite Us Community Action Framework. Hear from industry leaders along with the lead author of “Building Healthier Communities: A New Community Action Framework” on the necessary inputs and measurements to truly achieve and sustain community health – a workable framework for any community.

Melissa Sherry, Unite Us’ Vice President of Social Care Integration, will lead a discussion on evidence-based community action frameworks with:

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Christopher F. Koller

President, Milbank Memorial Fund 

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Dan Meuse

Deputy Director State Health and Value Strategies, Princeton University

 

 

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Eric Beane, Unite Us’ Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs, will lead a discussion on scalable state-wide innovations aimed at creating sustainable health in communities across the U.S. with:

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Rivka Friedman

Director, State Innovations Group, CMMI

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Dr. M. Norman Oliver

State Health Commissioner, Virginia Department of Health

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Amanda Van Vleet

Associate Director of Innovation, NCDHHS

 

 

Read the white paper

In our new white paper “Building Healthier Communities: A Community Action Framework,” author and Unite Us Vice President of Social Care Integration, Melissa Sherry, shares an evidence-based, data-driven framework we use along with our partners to systemically define, measure, and improve community infrastructure needed to advance health equity.

 

In the paper, we:

  • Summarize and draw from existing community action frameworks for strengthening communities;
  • Present the Unite Us framework for using Unite Us data to monitor and evaluate the key domains that lead to community health outcomes;
  • Provide an action plan for operationalizing the Unite Us framework in pursuit of more equitable community health outcomes.

 

Download the paper today on our Town Hall registration page!

 

Together, we're building healthier communities

Your voice, expertise, and lived experience are invited and encouraged to help shape this vital dialogue. Together, we can build a new system that truly meets community needs.

 

Register today!

 

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