How Children’s Hospitals Can Make an Impact on the Social Determinants of Health
Rajan Wadhawan, M.D.
Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, M.D.
R. Lawrence Moss, M.D.
Timothy C. Robinson
Jean L. Raphael, M.D., MPH
Moderator: Rajan Wadhawan, M.D., Senior Executive Officer, AdventHealth for Children and AdventHealth for Women
A growing body of medical research shows that environment can determine health, especially in kids. Children’s HealthWatch reported in 2017 that unstable housing among families with children will cost the U.S. $111 billion in avoidable health and education expenditures over the next 10 years. The rise of research, and incentives from the Affordable Care Act and other policy moves, have spurred providers to make investments in their neighborhoods to address some of these underlying social determinants, from fixing up houses to writing “prescriptions” for a subsidy on fruits and vegetables. Join this session to learn how several pediatric leaders are rethinking their approaches to have an impact on the long-term health of children.
–Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Community Impact Officer, Ascension; President and Chief Executive Officer, Providence Health System
–R. Lawrence Moss, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Nemours Children’s Health System
–Jean L. Raphael, M.D., MPH, Director, Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy, Texas Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair for Community Health, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
–Timothy C. Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital