Leadership is an essential ingredient in making lasting change and improving health equity and population health.  Healthcare institutions and their leaders are particularly well-suited to advance innovative efforts that systematically address the community conditions to impact patients. This, in turn, saves lives, preserves much-needed healthcare resources, and improves overall health and quality of life.

In this Web Forum we will discuss the journey within healthcare organizations to establish practices and approaches to support population health improvement. The conversation will also focus on specific ways healthcare organizations are joining communities where health inequities are concentrated to address the social determinants of health. Panelists will explore how these emerging partnerships are working across sectors to address housing, transportation, food insecurity, and child development in the practice and policy arenas.  Speakers will also summarize lessons learned, provide recommendations for success, and take participant questions. 


Kevin Barnett, DrPH, MCP

Senior Investigator

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

Kevin is a Senior Investigator at the Public Health Institute.  He has led research and fieldwork in hospital community benefit and health workforce diversity at PHI for over two decades, working with hospitals, government agencies, and community stakeholders across the country. 

Recent work includes a national study of…

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Bechara Choucair, MD, MS

Vaccinations Coordinator

White House COVID Response Team

Bechara Choucair, MD, is responsible for overseeing the national vaccination efforts under the Biden-Harris administration. He has been named White House COVID-19 Vaccinations Coordinator and focuses on coordinating the timely, safe, and equitable delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations for the U.S. population, in close partnership with relevant federal departments and agencies, as…

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Anne De Biasi, MHA

Director, Policy Development

Trust for America's Health

Washington, DC

Anne De Biasi is Director of Policy Development at TFAH.  She is responsible for defining the agenda and general strategy associated with the organization's goal to create a modernized, accountable public health system and to integrate prevention into a reforming health care delivery and financing system.  Prior to joining TFAH, Ms. De…

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John Lovelace, MSIS

President, UPMC for You

Pittsburgh, PA

  • President, Government Programs , UPMC Insurance Services Division, Pittsburgh, PA

John Lovelace has been President of UPMC for You since 2007. In this role, he provides leadership, direction and administration for the services provided by UPMC for You, a provider-owned, federally tax-exempt, nonprofit managed care organization, which has its headquarters in Pittsburgh. UPMC for You offers coverage to eligible Medical…

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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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