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2019 Innovation Cafe: Strategies for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

Register Here for the 2019 Innovation Cafe.

What: This one-day event will engage health system leaders and key partners in peer-to-peer learning and networking to spread innovation, with the aim of addressing key social determinants of health (specifically housing, trauma, early learning/early childhood education, food insecurity). Best practices in health system innovation and collaboration with community-based organizations will be discussed through cafe-style project presentations and plenary sessions.

Dr. Claire Pomeroy will deliver the opening keynote for the event. Dr. Pomeroy is the President of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. She serves as chief executive office of the foundation and is responsible for overseeing the implementation of programs which advanced the foundation's mission to "foster the prevention and treatment of disease and disability by honoring excellence in basic and clinical science, and through public education and research advocacy". An expert in infectious diseases, Dr. Pomeroy is a long-time advocate for patients, especially those with HIV/AIDs, and public health. She passionately supports ongoing investment in the full range of research. She has a special interest in health care policy, with a focus on the importance of the social determinants of health. She has published more than 100 articles and book chapters and has edited three books. See full bio.


When: June 5, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Where: Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Audience: CCO and clinic staff, community-based organizations/partners representing key topic areas (see below), tribes, and other health system leaders.

Cost: No charge to attendees.

A cafe agenda will be posted in May.

Innovation Cafe contacts: Tom Cogswell, Liz Stuart

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