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Thursday, April 5 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Track 2: INDUSTRY SESSION - Measuring and Managing the Social Determinants of Health

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Today, there is lots of talk about “health coverage” and “health care” after people get sick – but not enough about keeping people “healthy” up front. Agencies are just starting to scratch the surface on how to improve outcomes by preventing serious health issues in the first place, and they’re doing it by integrating and analyzing data from multiple programs – inside and outside of Health and Human Services -- to obtain meaningful information about the services they provide to individuals and families. Collectively, these factors are called social determinants of health (SDOH), and they include information such as access to housing, utilities, transportation, education, and employment. A state’s ability to effectively manage SDOH can significantly improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. This session will show how states are integrating disparate data to determine the effectiveness of services they provide and improve the physical and behavioral health of their citizens.

Speakers
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Scott Dunn

Director, Health & Human Services Solutions, Optum
Scott Dunn is Director, Health and Human Services Programs at Optum.  He provides domain expertise and policy guidance in the health and human services practice to the data integration and analytics, integrated eligibility and business intelligence initiatives of Optum Government... Read More →
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John Selig

Senior Vice President, State Growth, The Lewin Group (former director of Arkansas Dept. of Human Services)
John is Senior Vice President and a leader of state business development at the Lewin Group, a national health and human services consulting firm owned by Optum.From 2005 to 2016 John served under three Governors as the Director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services.  Major... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm PDT
Key Ballroom 12