The American Public Health Association, Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute and Trust for America’s Health, with the tremendous support of our multi-sector co-sponsors, invite you to the first in a new Dialogue4Health Web Forum series focused on seizing new opportunities to engage multiple sectors in community health and prevention.

The healthcare landscape is rapidly changing and this focus on transformation opens exciting new opportunities to advance population health. It is increasingly clear that achieving the promise of greater community health and equity requires the knowhow, innovations and commitment of a wide range of sectors and stakeholders.

Our first Web Forum highlights how hospitals, public health, and key stakeholders are already working together to creatively and effectively address needs in their communities.  Specifically, the web forum will:

  • Give an overview of population health improvement and community prevention during  this time of healthcare transformation, including further insights on defining population health improvement; 
  • Establish the value of collaboration between public health, hospitals, and other key stakeholders to improve population health and create health equity;
  • Share insights and key findings from a recent University of Kentucky study of public health and hospital collaborations, and identify ways to strengthen and support existing collaborations, as well as how to inspire and support new ones;  
  • Provide lessons learned from the Detroit Regional Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force’s successes in improving outcomes through coordination with a diversity of funders and partners; how they are leveraging the skills of Community Health Workers; and how they are working to inform policy; and 
  • Describe CDC’s current efforts to encourage public health and hospital collaborations, including promising practices and future endeavors.


Mary Pittman, DrPH

President and CEO

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

Mary A. Pittman, DrPH, is chief executive officer and president of the Public Health Institute (PHI) in Oakland, California. A nationally recognized leader in improving community health, addressing health inequities among vulnerable people and promoting quality of care, Pittman became in 2008 PHI’s second CEO and president since its founding…

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Lawrence Prybil, PhD, LFACHE

Norton Professor in Healthcare Leadership, College of Public Health

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Lawrence Prybil is the Norton Professor in Healthcare Leadership at the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Iowa, where he served as Associate Dean and Senior Advisor to the Dean in the UI College of Public Health.

Before returning…

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Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS

Member of the Board of Directors

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

  • Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness Officer, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
  • Michigan's First Surgeon General, State of Michigan, Detroit, MI

Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS is the Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer at Henry Ford Health System. She is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician, the Chair of the Gail and Lois Warden Endowment on Multicultural Health, and Michigan’s and the nation’s First…

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John M. Auerbach, MBA

President and CEO

Trust for America’s Health

Washington, DC

John Auerbach is the President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), as of January 1, 2017. Previously, he was the Associate Director for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He oversaw the Office of the Associate Director for Policy which focuses on the promotion of public health…

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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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Date Published: Thursday, November 12, 2015

A New Road Forward Part Two: Q&A and Dialogue