The Payoff of Investing in Social Determinants of Health

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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The Payoff of Investing in Social Determinants of Health 

A Sustainable Financing Approach that Improves Outcomes 

During challenging times, the greatest opportunities for ingenuity and collaboration arise. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the already urgent need to link community and medical organizations and services. This session, hosted by the New Hampshire Business Case Initiative, will begin a conversation about collaborative approaches that highlight how stakeholders can sustain investments in social determinants of health through financial returns. Keynote speaker, Dr. Len Nichols, will present on an innovative model that shows how a financing structure can be created to capitalize on social determinants of health. Ben Miladin will describe the on-the ground experience of successful implementation of the model in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Who should attend this webinar? Those interested in better ways to collaborate to achieve sustainable investments in communities (health care, community/social services, and state government).


Len M. Nichols, M.A., Ph.D., Director, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, George Mason University

Len M. Nichols has been the Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics (CHPRE) and a Professor of Health Policy at George Mason University since March 2010. He has been intimately involved in health reform debates, policy development, and communication with the media and policy makers for 20+ years, after he was Senior Advisor for Health Policy at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Clinton Administration. As he has come to focus his research more on payment and delivery reform, Len was an Innovation Advisor to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at CMS, and is now the Principal Investigator on PCMH evaluation studies as well as more general ways to use payment and delivery reform to achieve triple aim and health equity goals.

Benjamin Miladin, B.A., M.S.W., LISW‐S

Benjamin Miladin is the Director of Health at the United Way of Greater Cleveland. He oversees the health‐related funding portfolio, ensures accountability for agency dollars, and monitors data collection and analysis to assure well-informed funding decisions. His background includes extensive work with older people and issues of aging, counseling for issues of mental health and substance abuse, and coordination of ancillary services. 

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