One Voice

Population health leaders come from multiple sectors and professions, but we share a common goal: to advance well-being and health equity for individuals and communities. At the 2019 ACHI National Conference, we will come together as a community of population health leaders to amplify our shared commitment and message with One Voice. By speaking and acting with one voice, we can activate partnerships to drive community and organizational transformation, becoming a unified force for health equity and well-being in our communities.

Conference presenters benefit from showcasing their work at the ACHI National Conference in many ways, including providing actionable strategies to more than 700 attendees, contributing to and learning about the most effective and evidence-based practices in the field, interacting with potential partners, and building lasting connections with participants. All speakers must register for the conference and upload their presentations through the Speaker Service Center. Visit the Speaker Service Center to learn more.

Speaker Service Center

Presentation Formats

The conference will consist of concurrent breakout sessions, affinity discussions and posters. Descriptions for all are provided below.

Breakout Sessions

Concurrent breakout sessions are the primary educational component of the ACHI National Conference. These sessions are your opportunity to share innovative strategies and lessons learned with your peers. Breakout sessions should include a focus on models or tools that session participants can take back to their organizations. ACHI is committed to producing professional education of the highest caliber. Presenters should convey knowledge, demonstrate actionable tools for community health improvement and engage conference participants in discussion.

ACHI will provide laptop computers; projector and screen; podium with microphone; head table for 3 with a wired table-top microphone; and audio cord. Notify us if you have any additional requests, such as playing a video.

Each session will last 60 minutes and should include a presentation or interactive activity, with 15 minutes reserved for Q&A. We recommend applying as a presentation team and encourage you to have individuals representing diverse perspectives. Each team can include up to three presenters. Session formats may include skill-building activities, demonstrations, or whatever approach you think will best engage conference attendees. Be creative!


Posters may present case studies unique to the community or novel tools for community and population health improvement. The networking poster session will take place during the welcome reception on Wednesday, March 20. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to view and discuss posters with presenters. The lead presenter is expected to attend the conference and stand by their poster during the reception.

Presenter's name, biography, presentation title, session description and learning objectives will be made available on the ACHI website and conference mobile app. Conference attendees will be able to view your poster via the mobile app.

Poster presenters are responsible for printing, mounting/dismounting and transporting their posters. ACHI will provide a four-foot-tall by six-foot-wide board for each poster. Poster set up is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, and we encourage you to leave your poster up for the duration of the conference. If you will be shipping your poster to the hotel, please use the mailing address below. Presenters are responsible for covering any shipping costs.

Hyatt Regency Chicago
c/o [guest name] arriving [date]
151 E Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601


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Tracks and Cross-Cutting Themes


The 2019 ACHI National Conference will feature presentations that align with three educational tracks and multiple cross-cutting themes:

Caring for Populations

Emerging care and payment models are having a transformative impact on how health care organizations deliver care to foster healthy populations. Presentations will highlight how health care organizations are taking innovative approaches to care delivery and payment, and managing complex care for patients with chronic disease.

Clinical-Community Connections

To maximize their impact on health outcomes and lead the movement toward accountable, population-based care, health care organizations need to align their population health management and community health strategies. Presentations will demonstrate systemic approaches linking clinical and community-based strategies to address the medical and social determinants of health for their patients and community.

Collaborating for Community Innovation

Health care organizations are reaching outside their walls and building on their role as purchasers and employers to develop innovative and collaborative strategies to improve healthy equity and well-being in the communities they serve. Presentations will feature innovative practices of how health care organizations collaborate with community stakeholders to drive development and help individuals and communities reach their highest potential for health and well-being.

Cross-Cutting Themes:

  • Social Determinants. Developing and implementing strategies that address the social determinants of health and promote health equity.
  • Demonstrating Impact. Using data to guide strategies, track progress, demonstrate impact of population health initiatives, and guide future initiatives.
  • Place Based. Leveraging resources through anchor strategies, public-private partnerships, and community investment strategies.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Including diverse voices, removing barriers, and engaging communities and patients as key components of meaningful transformation in population health.
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Partnerships. Cultivating and sustaining partnerships and collaborations within health care organizations and throughout the community with multisector stakeholders, including community members.
  • Technology. Using technology to advance population health by coordinating care, screening and referring for social determinants, identifying neighborhoods with specific needs, and supporting healthy behaviors.
  • Policy. Promoting organizational, local, state, and federal policies from health care and other social sectors that encourage system-level changes that transform communities to improve the health of individuals and populations.
  • Sustainability. Implementing programmatic approaches to demonstrate outcomes and develop business cases for sustainability of population health initiatives.


ACHI will be also be showcasing presentations on population health topics, including:

  • Social determinants: food insecurity, social isolation, transportation, violence, education, employment
  • Affordability and value-based strategies
  • Rural population health
  • Chronic disease and complex care

Our breakout sessions will:

  • Feature presentation teams with individuals representing diverse perspectives and professional backgrounds.
  • Address learning needs of attendees from diverse professional backgrounds, organizations and sectors.
  • Highlight key takeaways and how-tos for advancing health.
  • Focus on replicable models.
  • Demonstrate value and measurable impact.
  • Encourage engagement and interaction from participants.

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Conference Registration

Presenters are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses, but are invited to register for the conference at special reduced rates. Confirmed presenters will receive a discount code at the time of registration.

Speaker Service Center

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  • ACHI has notified all applicants of their application status via email in early November.
  • All presenters of accepted sessions will be required to fill out the faculty agreement form by Friday, November 9, 2018 to confirm participation in the conference. 
  • Breakout session and poster presenters must submit final slides and other materials by Friday, February 22, 2019. Presentations will be available to conference attendees via the conference mobile application as well as a cloud storage site.
Proposal Submission Due September 28, 2018
Notification Sent
Early November, 2018
Faculty Agreement and Disclosure Due
November 9, 2018
Presentation Materials Due
February 22, 2019
ACHI Conference
March 19 - 21, 2019

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Please contact with any questions about the application process, your proposal, or the ACHI National Conference.


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