Upcoming Events

Join the growing movement around cross-sector alignment by attending in-person and virtual events hosted by RWJF grantees.

The following events are hosted by RWJF grantees.

Webinar: Using Regional Governing Boards to Align Services for Rural Children of the Opioid Crisis

Hosted by: Systems for Action
Time: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Location: Virtual

This webinar will examine strategies – including the influence of regional boards on cross-agency communication, adherence to evidence-based guidelines, and attainment of key program goals including family reunification – that use regional, multi-sector governing boards to help organizations work together in coordinating services for children and families in rural areas.

Virtual Event: Fifth National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health

Hosted by: The Root Cause Coalition
Time: Monday, October 5 - Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Location: Virtual

This virtual event will bring together representatives from healthcare, community and faith-based organizations, researchers, government leaders, educators, and businesses to share best practices, offer community connections and resources, and engage in the crucial discussion of how to best address the social determinants of health.

Increasingly, it is critical to understand the clear associations between social determinants and poor health status among children, adults and seniors. Factors such as food insecurity, lack of safe and affordable housing, quality education, transportation, and isolation have a significant impact on individual health and the collective health of our nation. The cost to healthcare, businesses and communities is in the billions and the human toll is incalculable.

Webinar: Connecting Vulnerable Seniors to Nutrition Assistance Through a Managed Care Plan

Hosted by: Systems for Action
Time: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Location: Virtual

This webinar will highlight research that explores whether there are strong clinical and economic reasons for the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid health plans to adopt programs that proactively assist their members with nutrition assistance enrollment. By matching federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enrollment data with UPMC claims data, the team will use a randomized controlled trial to determine the impact of SNAP enrollment on health status, health care utilization, and costs.

Webinar: Racial Equity Throughout Data Integration, a Three-Part Series (Part 3)

Hosted by: All In: Data for Community Health
Time: October 14, 2020
Location: Virtual

In partnership with the Network for Public Health Law, All In presents a three-part series on Racial Equity Throughout Data Integration.

Part 3 is focused on successfully engaging stakeholders to center racial equity across the data life cycle.

Virtual Event: Putting Care at the Center 2020

Hosted by: The National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs
Time: October 27, 2020 - October 28, 2020
Location: Virtual

Putting Care at the Center is the annual conference of the Camden Coalition’s National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. It is a venue for the complex care field to learn, network, and create a shared agenda for improving care for people with complex needs. This year’s conference theme is Teamwork, resilience, and health justice in complex care.

Join colleagues and peers from across the country online October 27-28 as they discuss how the major events of 2020 — from the COVID-19 pandemic to the uprisings for racial justice to the 2020 elections — will affect the lives of people with complex health and social needs and the delivery of complex care.

Webinar: Closing the Gaps in Health and Social Services for Low-Income Pregnant Women

Hosted by: Systems for Action
Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Location: Virtual

This webinar will focus on an innovative, multi-sector initiative that seeks to address the constellation of social factors that contribute to adverse maternal and infant outcomes, including housing instability, food insecurity, untreated mental health conditions, domestic violence, and substance abuse. A research team will test the effectiveness of the program’s four major components: a health home care management model, peer and community support, flexible funding for non-medical services, and an advanced health information technology platform.

Webinar: Financing Coordinated Medical and Social Services for Patients with Psychosis

Hosted by: Systems for Action
Time: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Virtual

This webinar will feature a study to develop and test a decision support tool designed to help health plans and service providers estimate the total costs of care and implement integrated payment strategies for health and social services needed by patients newly diagnosed with psychosis. Individuals who are newly diagnosed with psychosis often require a carefully coordinated mix of specialty services that go far beyond the healthcare sector, including pharmacotherapy, behavioral counselling, educational services, vocational supports, and supportive housing options.