Presenter Spotlight: 2019 National Summit

Danielle Price,  Director,  Community Health Engagement, University Hospitals

Our Presenter Spotlight Series highlights the dozens of leaders in the movement to build health equity who will present their ideas at the 2019 National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health in San Diego, Calif. Register now to reserve your place at the Summit!

Ohio is one of the few states that requires the alignment of Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) and Improvement Plans for non-profit hospitals and public health departments. In her position as Director of Community Health Engagement at University Hospitals (UH) in Ohio, Danielle Price, MSSA, is motivated to address social determinants of health by bridging the clinical-community divide. At the 4th National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health, Price will join other leaders in a Breakout Session titled “Addressing the Whole Stream: An Upstream-Downstream Approach to SDOH.”

At UH, Price is responsible for connecting with eighteen different hospitals, each serving different communities. What motivates Price the most is the strength she sees in each community. Her community-based values shines through in her leadership style. “Never underestimate the value of a relationship,” says Price, who effectively collaborates on all of her projects at UH with other ambitious colleagues. Addressing health inequity requires passionate communities and networks of people coming together at all levels – macro and micro. In her Breakout Session, Price will discuss collaboration between multiple levels of intervention.

Danielle Price is currently the Director, Community Health Engagement at University Hospitals (UH) in Government and Community Relations.  She started her professional career with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District in 1993, serving as the Public Information Specialist with the Office of Adult and Continuing Education, where she worked for eight years.  Danielle moved on to Antioch Development Corporation to assume the role of Program Manager, Genesis Job Readiness and Placement program and for a brief time, as the Associate Director; she worked at the ADC for ten years. Prior to joining UH, she served as the Program Manager at Neighborhood Connections for five years, leading a major community engagement effort that supported the Greater University Circle Wealth Building Initiative.  Her background and experience includes marketing, project and program management, career development training, special events planning and fundraising. Danielle holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) degree from the Mandel School of Applied Social Science at CWRU.