The Path Forward on Social Determinants of Health: Collaboration & Resources
Recorded on: April 29, 2021
Speakers discussed how to secure funding and forge unique collaborations among a wide spectrum of stakeholders to address the adverse social determinants of health including forging partnerships among community health centers, health plans, health systems, government (at all levels), community-based organizations, businesses and more.
Taylor Justice; Co-Founder & President, Unite Us | Slides
Taylor Justice, U.S. Army veteran, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2006. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army as an Infantry Officer and later received an honorable medical discharge from active duty. Taylor co-founded Unite Us in 2013 while enrolled at Columbia Business School, where he earned his MBA in 2014. Taylor is leading Unite Us on its mission to launch coordinated care networks across all 50 states. A key architect of Unite Us’ network in North Carolina, Taylor led the Unite Us team and supported their partners in creating NCCARE360, considered by some to be the most innovative statewide healthcare transformation endeavor in the country. In 2020, Taylor was named to Crain’s New York Business’ “40 Under 40” list. Driven by the belief that health begins in communities, Taylor advocates for national infrastructure that connects health and human service providers: a public utility to better support those in need.
Sue Birch; Director, Washington State Health Care Authority | Slides
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Sue Birch to serve as HCA director on Jan. 1, 2018. As HCA director, she is focused on transforming the health care delivery system to better serve those for whom we purchase care, while keeping health care costs in check. Before joining HCA, Sue spent nearly seven years as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, where she led the state’s successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act. A nurse by training, Sue also served as chief executive officer of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.
Laura Sankey; Principal, Inspired Perspectives, and Nationally Recognized SDOH Expert | Slides
Laura is a visionary leader with 25+ years of experience in managed care, social determinants of health, business strategy, product development, operations, and strategic partnerships. She has a passion for driving socially responsible changes that address community challenges, create positive social impact, and encourage sustainable business solutions.