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PHA July 2020 Newsletter - The Voice of Population Health 

The Population Health Alliance is committed to supporting members and our constituent community throughout this extremely important time. While some serve on the front lines and others work from home, all pop health professionals are collectively working to best support the health, wellbeing, and safety of our communities. Throughout this effort, PHA remains committed to be your home for pop health networking, education, and advocacy. 

This month's PHA Voice newsletter announces some of the featured speakers for the 2020 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus, an invitation to learn from one of our member leaders, a welcome to our newest organizational member, the next webinar in our Provider Engagement series, an note of support for the CDC, and the latest news from our member organizations.

Get involved with PHA Today or contact Brent Ling, Executive Director by email or at 202.737.5476 for more information.

PHA extends our best wishes for healthy and safe families and teams as we combat the global pandemic.  
2020 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus


PHA recently announced the 2020 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus will take place virtually on October 27th and 28th. The announcement highlighted this year's theme "Emerging Population Health Management Strategies in Our New Era of Health Care", the event's focus on presenting a fully interactive virtual conference setting, and the addition of a second day of education and networking with peers across the country.  
"We’re excited to offer the virtual format this year and maximize the unique ability to engage across the country and interact with some of our international membership and constituents. Further, the newly added second day affords the opportunity to move beyond the top-quality educational presentations PHA is known for, and dedicate time to make the kinds of direct connections across the spectrum of care that create successful population health partnerships.” said Jaan Sidorov MD, PHA President 
Join PHA's 2020 Virtual Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus to engage in in-depth learning and direct discussions about urgent population health challenges and emerging solutions. This year's summit agenda will center its learning and discussion focus on emerging high-value population health innovations in care delivery and management, planning for post-election policy scenarios, a renewed approach to SDOH, and capital and investment analysisSee below for event information, registration, and sponsorship opportunities!

2020 Innovation Summit Featured Speakers Include:

Congresswoman Allyson Y. SchwartzPresident & CEO, Better Medicare Alliance
Gary JacobsPresident, Village Medical at Home
John W. Robitscher, MPHChief Executive Officer, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP: Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM Corporation and IBM Watson Health
Lance Wilkes: VP, Sr. Equity Analyst, Sanford C. Bernstein
Lori Fresina: Vice President and Executive Director of Voices for Healthy Kids, American Heart Association
Mayur Yermaneni: Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, eQHealth Solutions
Nancy Brown: General Partner, Oak HC/FT
Ravi Sachdev: Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC
Ray Fabius, MD: Co-Founder & President, HealthNEXT
Sara Singleton: Principal, Leavitt Partners
Tom Scully: General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and Former CMS Administrator
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2020 Innovation Summit Sponsors:

Showcase Your Innovations at the PHA Summit

ICYMI: PHA Member Showcase Webinar Featuring eQHealth Solutions

Looking to eliminate niche and disjointed solutions and become more effective with your population health initiatives?
Presented by Mayur Yermaneni, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer at eQHealth Solutions, this PHA webinar shares how eQHealth has effectively helped organizations reduce unnecessary spending, decrease operational costs, create healthier members, and improve clinical effectiveness.

Welcome New PHA Member: Wholesome Wave

“Effective dietary interventions that are patient-centered and scientifically evaluated present an enormous opportunity to improve health outcomes in a cost-effective way as leading nutrition researchers have tied poor diets to upwards of $50 billion in healthcare costs nationally. Wholesome Wave has demonstrated an eagerness to innovate, a commitment to measurable results, and an ability to lead a national food-as-medicine movement. We are thrilled to have them join as new members and expect their contributions to inform the field in our collective pursuit of excellence in population health management.”
Brent Ling, Executive Director, Population Health Alliance.
Read the announcement at and welcome Wholesome Wave  to the PHA community! 
Dr Ronald Harris

Next PHA Provider Engagement Webinar: Diabetes Population Health Management

Are you a practitioner caring for patients and families with diabetes in value-based settings? Join PHA's next Provider Engagement Webinar to learn how to address the growing prevalence of diabetes and the financial impact it has on the US health care system, understand the elements of success in implementation of population health management for patients with diabetes, and see examples of how population-based care can be applied to the management of diabetes. 
Presented by Dr Ronald Harris, who will bring his 40 years of clinical experience and a tireless passion for the study of endocrinology and, in particular, diabetes to PHA's audience on Wednesday, August 12 at 3:00pm Eastern

PHA Government Affairs - Supporting the CDC

CDC is the world's premier public health institution, its broad mission of preventing illness and injury has never been more critical. On July 1st, PHA joined 350 health-focused organizations urging HHS to support the CDC's efforts, de-politicize the science, and amplify its unfettered messaging to more effectively combat COVID-19. PHA is proud to support the CDC's efforts to increase the health security of our nation during and beyond this pandemic.

PHA Leaders' Circle: A Population Health View of the Pandemic

In the latest PHA Leaders' Circle publication, Dr Ray Fabius, Co-Founder & President at HealthNEXT and Co-Chair of PHA Program and Membership and Brent Ling, Executive Director at PHA, position the COVID-19 pandemic into a population health framework. The article illustrates some of the immense and urgent impacts different segments of the health care ecosystem are facing now and into the future, while presenting several calls-to-action for our field. This framework will be presented by Dr Fabius at the 2020 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus alongside a panel of experts representing COVID-19 infection, non-viral critical care, chronic illness, primary, and mental health care providers. 
News from PHA Members:
Aerial by Medecision published 'The Consumerism of Healthcare' pointing to an increased role for virtual health (full post)
HealthCheck360 Named Top Provider in Diabetes Management (full post)
Geisinger researchers say DNA changes that cause neuropsychiatric disorders should be included in genomic screening programs (full post)
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors is seeking an independent consultant to lead the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Capacity Building in State and Local Health Department projects (full post)
McGrigor Group released '2020 Focus Reports' on the Global Market for International Private Medical Insurance (full post)
YMCA alongside coalition of nonprofits says Main Street Lending Program won't work for nonprofits, calls on Congress to ensure mid-size nonprofits have access to loan forgiveness (full post)
HMS partners with Fierce Healthcare to release 'Reducing Health Disparities Through a Whole-Person, Whole-Population Approach (full post)
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island Human Resources Business Partner and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead, Lucy Rose, was honored for her extensive support of the Cabo Verdean community in the United States (full post)
American College of Lifestyle Medicine is presenting Lifestyle Medicine, Health Disparities and COVID-19, a webinar on Thursday, July 30th (full post)
HealthEC Senior Medical Director Dr Jennifer Leaf Jaeger discussed how they identify the top 10 percent of a client's patients who are at highest risk for a severe outcome due to COVID-19 (full post)
Jefferson College of Population Health returns the "Spread the Science Not the Virus" webinar series with a strong clinical focus (full post)
Commission for Case Manager Certification released the 2020 Compendium, presenting 4 key trends shaping the future for case managers: Anticipatory Intelligence, Learning Trends, Re-Working Career Pathways, and Mentoring (full post)
Olio Health technology was highlighted in an Xtelligent Healthcare Media article 'For Senior Facilities, an mHealth Platform is a Good First Step to Telehealth' (full post)
Solera Health collaboration with Blue Shield of California has lead to a digital community health network that supports members to achieve health goals; 83,000 pounds lost, blood sugar lowered, chronic conditions reversed (full post)
Voices for Healthy Kids announced that through their partnership with Pinnacle Prevention, $500,000 was secured in Arizona to support nutrition incentive benefits in response to COVID-19 (full post)
eQHealth Solutions Once Again Earns URAC Accreditation in Disease Management, demonstrating the highest level of commitment to quality healthcare (full post)
Independent Health partners with Horizon Health Services to help employers address mental illness in the workplace though a unique initiative (full post)
Bravo Wellness named a Top Performer in Summer 2020 Corporate Wellness Software Customer Success Report (full post)
HGS AxisPoint's Dan Schulte penned 4 Ways That Healthcare Systems Can Manage Denied Claims on the HGS Blog (full post)
Leavitt Partners Founder Governor Mike Leavitt was interviewed by Yahoo! Money regarding the federal government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic (full post)
GuideWell is hiring 1,200 licensed health insurance agents, offering candidates opportunity to work remotely through the end of the year (full post)
Mercy doctor weighs in on the impact loneliness can have on both physical and mental health (full post)
Wellsource selected by Certintell as the health risk assessment solution for Medicare telehealth visits (full post)
Franciscan Health Physician Network to open second Valparaiso location to help serve families around the city's southwest side (full post
Populytics published 5 reasons a Medical Director is a best bet to opening your business safely (full post)
Merck Asks Social Media Companies to do as Much as They Can to Stop Hate Speech, Racism and Discrimination; Merck to Stop Advertising on Facebook and Instagram, Assess Responses from Facebook and Monitor Actions (full post)
Welldoc and Montana Diabetes Digital Health Learning Network Partner to Offer Digital Support to Those with Diabetes (full post)
NCQA President Peggy O'Kane and VP of Public Policy and Communications Frank Micciche discussed how NCQA plans to shape telehealth policy as it becomes the dominant form of care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic on 'Inside Health Care' (full post)
Saint Luke's Health System was named to the IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems list; demonstrating their ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care, particularly during this very disruptive and challenging time (full post)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association pledges to make meaningful change (full post)
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