Pre-Conference Workshops

Join a pre-conference workshop of the Midwest Forum for Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health the morning of Nov. 29th, 2017. Pre-conference workshops will focus on increasing skills and resources needed to implement health transformation in your community. The fee is $80 and includes continental breakfast.

Can’t make it to the full conference but still want to join a pre-conference? Register for a pre-conference workshop only here.

1. Diving Deeper: Exploring the Democracy Collaborative’s Toolkit for Transformation

The Democracy Collaborative staff will lead this interactive pre-conference session designed to take participants on an exploration of the toolkits for transformation. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Democracy Collaborative created these toolkits to accelerate a new model in healthcare that builds community health into core business practices. The toolkits help health systems integrate community health principles into three distinct business functions: (1) inclusive, local hiring and workforce development, (2) local and diverse sourcing; and (3) leveraging their long-term investment portfolios for community investment.

Session led by: David Zuckerman, Democracy Collaborative

David Zuckerman of the Democracy CollaborativeDavid Zuckerman joined The Democracy Collaborative team in 2012 and serves as Manager for Healthcare Engagement. David leads the coordination of the Healthcare Anchor Network—a health system-led collaboration focused on improving community health and well-being by building inclusive and sustainable local economies. The Network includes more than 25 health systems to date.

David is the co-author of the Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities toolkit series. His work focuses on inclusive and equitable economic development strategies that build wealth in low-income communities, with specific attention on how hospitals and health systems can deploy the business side of their institutions to support community health improvement and strengthen their local economies.

David is also the author of Hospitals Building Healthier Communities: Embracing the Anchor Mission and a contributor to Can Hospitals Heal America's Communities. He is the lead author of a National Academy of Medicine discussion paper, Building a Culture of Health at the Federal Level. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Consumer
Health Foundation.

2. Evidence at Your Fingertips: Tools and Tips to Harness Evidence-Based Interventions

This pre-conference session will focus on tools and initiatives that provide evidence-based interventions that can improve population health, such as the County Health Rankings & Roadmap’s What Works for Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s HI-5 and 6/18 initiatives. Participants will be introduced to essential features of each resource along with lessons learned and examples of community organizations that have used these resources. There will be ample time to explore each resource and discuss which interventions might be suitable for your local priorities; be sure to bring a laptop or tablet.

Session led by:

Alison BergumAlison Bergum, MPA, is an Associate Researcher at the UW Population Health Institute and Team Director for What Works for Health, a searchable online database that provides communities with promising strategies to respond effectively to local health priorities. Alison played a lead role in development of this research and translation effort, initially funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program, and in 2012, guided its expansion as part of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Alison continues to lead these efforts, with a focus on understanding and enriching user experience and enhancing methodology.

Jessica RubensteinJessica Rubenstein, MPA, MPH, is an Assistant Researcher at the UW Population Health Institute and a Senior Evidence Analyst for What Works for Health. Jessica has been a part of this research and translation effort since 2011, where she systematically assesses, summarizes, and rates evidence for policies and programs that can affect health behaviors, social & economic factors, and clinical care.

Laura Seeff, MD, Director, Office of Health Systems Collaboration, Office of Associate Director for Policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the Director

Wendy Heaps, MPH, Senior Policy Analyst, Policy Research, Analysis and Development Office, Office of the Associate Director for Policy, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention