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Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems & Population Health: Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health


Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2017

Westin Hotel in Chicago

Click HERE for more information and to register.

A first-of-its-kind regional meeting, the Forum will attract hospital and health leaders and stakeholders from seven Midwestern states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin. Attendees will include hospital CEOs and decision-makers, leaders in primary care, local and state health departments, state Medicaid and human service agencies, and social service and community advocacy sectors.

Plenary and breakout sessions will feature both nationally renowned experts and innovative and effective initiatives from around the Midwest.

Registration is now open for the Forum. You can register and find out more information here. Register soon – early bird pricing ends August 31!

In addition, Forum organizers are seeking abstracts for breakout session. Abstracts are due by August 11; you can find the call for abstracts here.

The goal of the meeting is to engage attendees in a broad dialogue across sectors to solve complex issues to improve the health of communities and integrate clinical and community health and prevention strategies. Participants will share innovative models that are working and inspire the audience to take action to help transform the existing system of care in the United States to a system that strategically plans for and supports the health of its population.

Building on health equity as the core forum theme, topics include:

  • The policy environment for population health and health system transformation
  • Using data for care coordination and population health
  • Aligning financial incentives and payment for population health
  • The role of purchasers and payers in population health
  • Integrating physical and behavioral health
  • Developing clinical/community linkages
  • Connecting health with community development
  • How to engage consumers and patients in population health
  • Collaborating on and leveraging community health needs assessment and planning

The Forum is hosted by the Illinois Public Health Institute, Indiana Family Health Council, Michigan Public Health Institute, Health Policy Institute of Ohio, and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.