Efforts to transform the health care system are increasingly moving beyond clinical walls to address the social determinants of health and advance health equity. The Community-Centered Health Home (CCHH) model, developed by Prevention Institute, is emerging as a powerful framework for health care institutions to integrate community prevention and clinical services to improve population health and reduce health inequities. The defining attribute of the CCHH is involvement in community advocacy and systems change—a CCHH not only acknowledges that factors outside the health care system affect patient health outcomes, but actively participates in improving them. The success of this model is predicated on identifying the root causes of disease that are perpetuating poor outcomes within a community, involving relevant partners to participate in analysis and lead action, and engaging community members.

Please join us for our upcoming Dialogue4Health Web Forum, which will provide an overview of the CCHH model and how it offers a framework for community health centers and health systems at large to address the social determinants of health and health inequities in their communities in partnership with public health and community-based groups. Speakers will describe progress to date of the first CCHH demonstration project in partnership with Louisiana Public Health Institute across the Gulf Coast; and highlight specific lessons learned on moving from concept to implementation at one of five participating sites, Escambia Community Clinics, Inc.

We encourage participation in this Web Forum for those in community health centers, health systems, and public health departments interested in bridging clinical care and community prevention to address social determinants of health and advance health equity.

Presenters

Rea Pañares, MHS

Senior Advisor

Prevention Institute

Oakland, CA

Rea Pañares is currently the senior advisor to Prevention Institute (PI), a national center dedicated to building momentum for community prevention. In this role, she develops partnerships with practitioners, policymakers, and thought leaders; strengthens health care practice to advance PI’s Community-Centered Health Home model; and monitors related policies and practices.…

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Eric Baumgartner, MD, MPH

Senior Community Health Strategist

Louisiana Public Health Institute

New Orleans, LA

Dr. Eric Baumgartner is a career public health physician engaged in a variety of community and national activities focused on issues of population health and access to care. In addition to his role at the Louisiana Public Health Institute, he serves as a Commissioner of the Louisiana Health Care Commission.…

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Kyla Mor, MSPH

Program Manager

Louisiana Public Health Institute

New Orleans, LA

Kyla Mor is a Program Manager for Clinical Transformation at LPHI with a focus on social determinants of health. In particular, Kyla leads LPHI’s Community Centered-Health Homes Demonstration Project. Previously, she was a project manager at the Johns Hopkins Health System with a focus on care management and population health…

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Chandra Smiley, MSW

Chief Executive Officer

Escambia Community Clinics, Inc.

Pensacola, FL

Chandra Smiley was named Executive Director of Escambia Community Clinics in November, 2014. She has been with Escambia Community Clinics since 2007, and has worked in the areas of Social Services, Community Outreach and Resource Navigation, Clinical Services, Grants, and Business Development. Chandra graduated from Auburn University in 1997 with…

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Sandra Donaldson, MPA, MBA

Director of Special Programs

Escambia Community Clinics, Inc.

Pensacola, FL

Sandra Donaldson is the Director of Special Programs for Escambia Community Clinics, Inc. in Pensacola, FL. Sandra’s role includes developing partnerships with key community organizations to integrate clinical service delivery with community prevention in order to improve health, safety, and health equity outcomes for ECC patients and the community at…

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Moderator

Matthew Marsom

Vice President, Public Policy and Programs

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

As Vice President for Public Policy and Programs for the Public Health Institute (PHI), Matthew works to advance and support the public policy goals of the organization’s domestic and global health programs. He is responsible for designing and implementing strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting…

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