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Webinar: America Awakens! Next Generation Strategies


America Awakens! Next Generation Strategies for Health Systems and Community Health

A conversation with Dora Barilla and Tyler Norris

August 9th, 12 noon EST


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What kind of new and serious heavy-lifting strategies are emerging to address the health needs of our most vulnerable citizens? A dialog with Dora Barilla and Tyler Norris. Gary Gunderson will host.


Dora Barilla, DrPH, MPH, CHES, is the Executive Leader, Community Investment for Providence St. Joseph Health, President of HC2 Strategies, Senior Fellow for the Institute for Health Policy and Fellowship at Loma Linda University Health. She is the former Assistant Vice President for Strategy and Innovation at Loma Linda University Health and the founder and Chair for a not-for-profit organization, Partners for Better Health, promoting health initiatives in communities. Dora has spent last two decades putting healthcare plans in place that are strategic, effective, and yes, downright creative. Dora understands that a proactive health policy requires innovative thinking and action (along with a healthy dose of heart and soul) and nothing less will do. She is a dedicated individual who exemplifies an unrivaled commitment to community health outcomes. Dr. Barilla has been a key thought leader and proven innovator who has spearheaded (or “created and driven”) strategic plans for known health systems. Looking at needs assessment, implementation, strategy, advisement, coalition building, systems and policy changes – the many spokes in today’s healthcare wheel – Dr. Barilla drives meaningful change we need in our ever-changing healthcare environment. She is a champion of health access, and actively engages the communities she serves using the power of the pen and voice. She is a prolific writer and in-demand speaker, which allow her to share her experiences in a more personal way.

Tyler Norris, MDiv, is chief executive, Well Being Trust, a new national foundation with a mission to advance innovative solutions for mental, social and community health. Tyler has shaped health and development initiatives in hundreds of communities in the US and around the world. He has an extensive background as a social entrepreneur and trusted advisor to philanthropies, health systems, government agencies and collaborative partnerships working to improve the health of people and places. Prior to becoming the first chief executive of Well Being Trust, Tyler served as vice president, Total Health at Kaiser Permanente, where he led the “anchor institution” work, applying all operational assets to impact the economic, social and environmental determinants of health. He previously served as the founding president and CEO of a leading health consultancy, Community Initiatives, and as founding board chair of the IP3, the social enterprise that gave birth to the Community Commons, a data mapping and reporting platform. In recent years, Tyler also served as a board member and/or advisor to the Convergence Partnership; Enterprise Community Partners; Active Living by Design; Samueli Institute; the Public Health Institute and the YMCA of the USA. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Executive Program, earned a Master of Divinity degree from Naropa University, and has a bachelor’s degree in World Political Economy from Colorado College.


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