2018 Pre-Conference Workshop

Hosted by Meals on Wheels America

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Pre-Conference Key Resources


Social Determinants of Health and Aging

Social determinants of health are environmental, societal, and economic conditions that contribute to older adults’ ability to live healthy and full lives.

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Aging Network in the Balance

A forward-looking symposium spotlighting the transformative initiatives now underway in a key sector: the Aging Network (AN).

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Hospital Perspective

A developing series of resources on how hospitals can address the social determinants of health in their communities.

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Social Determinants of Health Resource Collection

Range of reports and analyses that will provide additional context on this topic as well as assessment tools.

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Commonwealth Fund Return on Investment Calculator

This financial tool will calculate the return on investment (ROI) from integrating social services with medical care.

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Test Your Knowledge


Social Determinants of Health Game

Fact or Fiction? Test your knowledge and see answers and sources.

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Refocusing on Social Determinants of Health to Strengthen Client Impact

Increasingly, social determinants of health have been recognized as critical to the health of vulnerable populations. Senior nutrition programs have a long history of addressing non-medical needs for community-dwelling older adults, and are thus well-positioned to provide the nutritional, social, and environmental services that mitigate the health challenges that affect this population.
Join the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) for this Pre-Conference Intensive Workshop that will (re)introduce you to the social determinants of health framework and how you can utilize this knowledge to demonstrate the added value of the services you offer.

Social Determinants for Senior Nutrition Program Providers: Myths & Realities

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Ucheoma Akobundu, Senior Director, NRCNA
Dr. Akobundu is a Registered Dietitian and serves as the Senior Director of Nutrition Strategy, where she leads the development and implementation the Association’s strategy on nutrition and malnutrition. This work includes the design and execution of projects that demonstrate and strengthen the evidence base for senior nutrition programs. She also serves as the director of the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging, awarded to Meals on Wheels America by the Administration for Community Living of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Akobundu holds a Masters in Nutrition with a concentration in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a PhD in Nutrition from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Ode to Brussel Sprouts – Clinic Partnership to Address Health & Social Needs

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Ivy Glinski, Banner Olive Branch Senior Center
Ivy Glinski is the Director of Banner Olive Branch Senior Center a service line for Banner Health one of the largest nonprofit health care system in the country. Ms. Glinski was the first Director of the center with over 30 years of service to the community. In addition to her role as director, Ms. Glinski is very active in the Veteran community serving as past Vice Chairperson on the board of Operation American Patriot. As Director of the center, Ivy has designed and implemented many innovative programs that are firsts in the country to enhance services at the center for senior residents in the community. This included the implementation and oversight of the operations of a Benefits Enrollment Center to complete the offerings of the center to ensure a one-stop shopping experience. She holds a Master’s degree from Arizona State University in Social Work with concentration area in Planning and Administration and an undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University in Social Work.

Erica Gibbons, Banner Health Systems
Erica Gibbons, Banner Health’s Sr. Director of Design for their Medicare Advantage Imaginarium, leads a team of innovators who solve business challenges on strategic, tactical, and operational levels related to the Medicare population’s health care experience. Prior to joining Banner Health, she oversaw quality and improvement activities as Master Black Belt/Quality Manager for TriWest Healthcare Alliance, a Veterans Administration vendor that provides healthcare in partnership with the VA in 28 states. Erica also has global and domestic experience in the industrial controls and manufacturing fields. She holds an MBA from the Ohio State University, a BS in Engineering from Miami University and a Master Black Belt Certification. Passionate about improving customer experience, she serves a board member for a local credit union and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Upstream Medicine:
Connecting Meals on Wheels and Physicians to Shape Healthcare Delivery

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Kishore Nath, MD, John Muir Health Systems
Dr. Nath joined the residency in 2016 as the first Core Faculty member, He has been working as a Family Medicine physician in private practice since 2001. During this time, he has served as a preceptor for students from the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine (his alma mater), as well as for residents in the Long Beach Memorial Family Medicine Program, where he served as Chief Resident. His current preceptor list includes students from the University of California San Francisco, and the University of California Berkeley – UCSF Joint Medical Program. As the Medical Director of John Muir Health’s free mobile health clinic since 2010, Dr. Nath has a passion for providing care to the vulnerable and underserved. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco Faculty Development Fellowship.

Elaine Clark, Meals on Wheels Diablo County
Since 2012, Elaine has been the Chief Executive Officer of Meals on Wheels Diablo Region, a six-program organization serving seniors throughout Contra Costa County in CA. Since joining MOW Diablo Region, Elaine has spearheaded efforts to create multiple partnerships with various community based organizations, hospitals and clinics, funders and coalitions to bring a wider and deeper scope of services to seniors in Contra Costa County.Elaine sits on three boards including the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Service Providers (NANASP), Meals on Wheels Association of California, and Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa. Elaine is a founding member of the Meals on Wheels Association of California and is a recent graduate of Leadership Contra Costa. Elaine also participates in the Access to Care county-wide workgroup focusing on low-income healthcare initiatives. Elaine has a BA in Communications from Park University in Parkville, MO.

Investing in Social Services as a Core Strategy for Healthcare

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Eveline Van Beek, KPMG
Eveline is KPMG’s lead for Government Healthcare Transformation services in the US and co-lead for KPMG’s Value Based Healthcare proposition globally. Eveline has managed engagements for both US and Europe-based clients in the provider, payer and government arenas with a primary focus on reshaping the healthcare landscape, transforming care delivery models and implementing new policy and payment approaches. Her portfolio of work has largely focused on shifting healthcare payment paradigms away from volume and toward more value-based approaches. More recently, this has included providing insights and perspectives to providers and local governments on how to better focus on social determinants of health through investment models, rate setting and incentive programs. Eveline holds Masters Degrees in both Bioinformatics and Economics from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam respectively and a certificate in Creative Leadership & Design Thinking from THNK (Amsterdam).

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