HIIN: Improving Health Equity: Addressing Social Determinants of Health
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Location: Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492
There is no fee for this event.
Celebrating its sixth anniversary, CHA will host Improving Health Equity: Addressing Social Determinants of Health, an inspiring and informative health equity symposium.
This year’s symposium features a keynote by Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, physician, healthcare leader, and author of The Upstream Doctors. Dr. Manchanda is a passionate advocate and expert in improving care by addressing patients’ health-related social needs. He is the founder and President of HealthBegins, an enterprise that provides healthcare professionals and organizations with tools and methods to look for the social and environmental sources of patients’ illness as part of their assessment and care. Based on his
extensive experience working as a physician in South Central Los Angeles, providing primary care for low-income families, Dr. Manchanda demonstrates how developing an “upstreamist” mindset will be critical to effectively improving health and transforming healthcare for the future.
The program is being presented as part of the Partnership for Patients HIIN educational series.