Conference Welcome and Opening Plenary Session

Welcoming Remarks:

  • Elissa J. Bassler, CEO, Illinois Public Health Institute
  • Dr. Jay Shannon, CEO, Cook County Health and Hospitals System
  • Dr. Julie Morita, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health

Transforming the Trendline: Bridging Health and Healthcare to Achieve Health Equity and Total Population Health

The U.S. healthcare delivery system is in a period of dynamic change – how can we leverage this change to achieve healthier people, better outcomes, and health equity? Dr. Lumpkin and the panelists will help us think about what the future holds for the healthcare system’s role in population health. The panel will discuss how we can use many transformational drivers like payment reform, the Triple Aim, public policy, and better understanding of the social determinants of health to promote health equity and total population health.

Keynote & Moderator: John R. Lumpkin, MD, MPH, Sr. Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


  • John Auerbach, President and CEO, Trust for America’s Health
  • Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer, Henry Ford Health System
  • Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, Professor, Director, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Center on Society and Health

Exploring the Definition of Population Health

Moderated by Renee Canady, PhD, CEO, Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI)