Advancing Population Health: Community Health Centers Leading the Charge
Given strategic initiatives involving participation in advance payment models to address the Triple AIM: Better Care; Better Population Health; and Lower Cost, CHCs are uniquely positioned to shape strategies that address population health. With over 50 years of historical roots shaped in addressing social determinants of health, CHCs are poised to bring about the positive change in outcomes needed for Mississippi’s underserved populations by engaging stakeholders locally and demonstrating statewide impact on reduced cost to the overall healthcare delivery system.
Somava (Soma) Stout, MD, MS,
Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Dr. Stout is deeply committed to improving health, wellbeing, and equity globally. A global public health practitioner for more than 20 years, she has also worked as a safety net primary care internist and pediatrician with Community Health Centers. She serves as Executive Lead of 100 Million Healthier Lives, convened by IHI, which brings together hundreds of partners across sectors and communities to support 100 million people globally to live healthier lives by 2020. Dr. Stout has consulted with health system leaders from across the world in Guyana, Sweden, the UK, Singapore, Australia, Tunisia, and Brazil. Previously, she served as Vice President for Patient Centered Medical Home Development at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), where she led a whole system transformation that garnered numerous national awards for achieving breakthrough results in health outcomes and cost. She also served as Co-Director of Leadership Development at the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Center for Primary Care, where she helped develop a cadre of change leaders across the system. She continues as faculty at both CHA and HMS. In 2012, Dr. Stout was recognized as one of ten inaugural Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leaders for her contributions to improving the health of the nation.
Following Key Note Presentation:
Response Panel moderated by:
Dr. Bettina Beech, DrPH, MPH, Dean, Bower School of Population Health
Professor, Population Health Science, Pediatrics and Family Medicine
Angel Greer, RN, MPH, Board President, Community Health Center Association of MS
CEO, Coastal Family Health Center
Thomas E. Dobbs III, MD, MPH
State Health Officer
Dr. Charles Beady, Jr., CEO
Mississippi Food Network
Executive Director, Medicaid