Webinars

April 2018- How To: Start a Summer Meals Program at Your Hospital 

Join experts from No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices, Medical University of South Carolina, and Presbyterian Healthcare Services as they share about summer meals programs in this installment of The Root Cause Coalition’s How To: Webinar Series. View a recording of the webinar here.

Speakers: Derrick Lambert, Senior Manager, No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices; Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LDN, Sodexo Wellness Dietitian at Medical University of South Carolina; Leigh Caswell, Director of the Center for Community Health at Presbyterian Healthcare Services; and Trish Moore, Project Coordinator, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

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August 2017: Housing and Health

In this webinar, experts from the Institute on Aging, University of California San Francisco, and Bay Area Community Services discussed how their organizations have incorporated housing interventions to address housing insecurity in the communities they serve. Our panelists described their personal experiences, including challenges nd lessons learned, as well as their successes and plans for future program growth.

Speakers: Jamie Almanza, MBA, Executive Director, Bay Area Community Services; Dustin Harper, MBA, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Institute on Aging; Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California San Francisco.

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May 2017: HIPAA Compliance in Community Partnerships

Experts from the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School and Feeding America joined us to discuss Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance in community partnerships in this installment of The Root Cause Coalition’s webinar series.

Speakers: Sarah Downer, JD, Clinical Instructor, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School; Katie Garfield, JD, MPhil, Staff Attorney, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School; Michelle Berger Marshall, MS, RD, Managing Director, Community Health & Nutrition, Feeding America

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April 2017: Childhood and Maternal Nutrition Programs 

Experts from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the National WIC Association, and Share Our Strength joined us to discuss maternal and childhood nutrition programs, with specific emphasis on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), in this installment of The Root Cause Coalition’s webinar series.

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March 2017: Medically Tailored Meal Partnerships

For the third installment of our webinar series, David Waters, CEO of Community Servings, and Bill Pinakiewicz , VP of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, discussed the role of medically tailored, home-delivered meals in holistic, patient-centered models of care. They also discussed their organizations’ partnerships with local healthcare payers, and the research projects Community Servings has developed to prove the impact of this model.

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February 2017: Senior Isolation and Loneliness

Social isolation and loneliness, especially among seniors, can have a significant impact on an individual’s health. By creating and cultivating social support networks, we can improve the health and quality of life for older adults. Join The second installment of the Root Cause Coalition’s webinar offered expert commentary on the effects of isolation and loneliness on seniors, and the actions we can take to address these social determinants of health.

Speakers: E.A Casey, Program Manager, AARP Foundation Isolation Impact Area; Karen Keown, Director of Clinical Program, Healthcare Transformation, UnitedHealth Group Alliances; Shirley Musich, Senior Research Director, Advanced Analytics Group, Optum

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January 2017: Advocacy

With a new Administration and a new Congress, we expect to see big policy changes around healthcare and federal assistance programs. For our first webinar of 2017 series, representatives of the Root Cause Coalition discussed what lies ahead and how we can come together to make the most impact.

Speakers: Rachelle Wenger, Director of Public Policy and Community Advocacy, Dignity Health, and Advocacy Committee Chair, the Root Cause Coalition; Jason Gromley, Vice President of Operations, the Root Cause Coalition

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