2018 Webinar Archives

Leveraging Technology to Drive Population Health

Description: As health care moves beyond clinical walls, technology and innovative practices can be that bridge that brings change and robust care from clinical settings to the community. In this webinar, explore how technology has become the driving mechanism of implementing evidence-based and data-driven approaches to improve population health. Rather than viewing technology as a challenge, hospitals and community organizations must see this as an opportunity to establish cross-sectoral collaborations that best serve populations at scale with personalized and precise care. Learn how a large health care system like Allina Health collaborated with NowPow, a software start up in Chicago, to implement a community referral problem while the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation has the Connected Communities of Care, their Information Exchange Portal (IEP) program – all to address social determinants of health, improve care coordination and health outcomes and strengthen hospital-community partnerships.

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Inclusive, Local Hiring: Building the Pipeline to a Healthy Community

Description: ACHI and the AHA Workforce Center hosted a webinar on how health systems can develop an inclusive, local hiring pipeline through creating more external community connections and internal career paths. David Zuckerman will provide an overview of The Democracy Collaborative's first resource in the Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities toolkit series, Inclusive, Local Hiring: Building the Pipeline to a Healthy Community. Zuckerman will share how health systems can implement "outside in" and "inside up" strategies for local hiring policy and become a more intentional anchor to better the welfare of the low-income communities they serve. Debbi Perkul, formerly from University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland, Ohio, will share her experience of collaborating with community-based organizations to connect local and diverse residents from surrounding disinvested neighborhoods to available frontline positions and how that aligns with internal career development and advancement opportunities.

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Health Behaviors and the Role of Hospitals

Description: This webinar is an accompaniment to the Social Determinants of Health: Health Behaviors and the Role of Hospitals guide. As hospitals and health systems are addressing more population health issues, unhealthy behaviors such as excess alcohol intake, smoking, irregular diet and low physical activity have been identified as significant influencers of poor health in individuals and communities. Changing health behaviors is not an easy task, but Tanner Health System in Georgia and Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Vermont have taken monumental steps toward decreasing risky behaviors and encouraging engagement in safer, healthy behaviors.

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