Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal

Launching Impactful Social Innovations in Healthcare

Posted on March 21, 2016

PSIJ Edition Launch: Launching Impactful Social Innovations in Healthcare: Using Data To Drive Innovation And Decisions
Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal
Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Philadelphia, PA

PSIJ Edition Launch: Launching Impactful Social Innovations in Healthcare: Using Data To Drive Innovation And Decisions



National research shows that clinical healthcare delivery overall impacts only 20% of health outcomes. However, social and economic factors, along with physical environment, and health behaviors (which are largely determined by social, economic and physical environment) have a far more substantial impact – accounting for 60% of health outcomes. Negative outcomes can have large-scale ramifications for population health and contribute to overall rising healthcare costs.

For 25 years, PHMC’s Community Health Data Base (CHDB) has collected and disseminated information on health status, health behaviors, and access to care at the neighborhood level across Philadelphia and five county region, and identified the major unmet health issues across the region and within neighborhoods. In addition, PHMC has conducted Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) in partnership with 27 community-based hospitals throughout the region. The CHNAs revealed a critical, though not surprising, lesson: Every neighborhood in the Philadelphia region is at a different point along the health continuum and therefore needs different innovative strategies to make changes. Combining national and local data tells us that to successfully make good decisions and design healthcare innovations, we need strategies that address social determinants of health and population health, as well as meet the unique healthcare issues and trends at the local community and neighborhood level.

The Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal (PSIJ) and Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia, Health Promotion Council, and Independence Blue Cross Foundation in partnership the PHMC CHDB, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Greentree Community Health Foundation, Independence Foundation, and the Public Health Fund are pleased to present this edition and forum of PSIJ, entitled Launching Social Innovations in HealthCare using Data to Drive Innovation and Decisions. In this PSIJ edition and launch event, regional and national speakers will focus on how we can use data to drive impactful healthcare innovations and decisions to maximize the impact of the Affordable Care Act, and to respond to government leaders, social investors, and philanthropists, who are increasingly demanding new, innovative models that are cost effective, financially self-sustainable, adaptive to feedback and metrics, and that also have the potential for large-scale impact and systems change at the state and national levels.

1:30PM Networking

2-2:30PM Welcome

  • Tine Hansen-Turton, PSIJ Co-founder
  • Christina Miller, Health Promotion Council
  • Heather Falck, Independence Blue Cross Foundation
  • Francine Axler, PHMC Community Health Data Base

Live Audience Poll
Nicholas Torres, PSIJ Co-Founder

Launching Impactful Social Innovations in Health: Using Local Community Data to Drive Innovation and Decisions Panels

2:30-3:10PM Panel I: Community Data-Driven Investments and Impact that Drive Innovation in Healthcare Models and Service Delivery
Moderator: Tine Hansen-Turton, PSIJ

  • Joseph Pyle, Scattergood Foundation – Using Data to Drive Impact in Community-level Behavioral Health Innovations
  • Gavin Kerr, Inglis – Using a Social Impact and Innovation Approach to Care for a Special Needs Population
  • Melissa Fox, PHMC – Creating Respite Care Culture to Meet the Homeless Needs
  • Ryan Hummel, Vynamic – Bringing Healthcare Access to those who Need it the Most through the use of Data to Create of an Urgent Care Network
  • Frances Sheehan, Brandywine Health Foundation – Community and Data-driven Focused Investments

3:10-3:40PM Challenges and Opportunities in Launching Health Care Innovations: State-Level Trends and Forecast
Dr. Lauren Hughes, Pennsylvania Department of Health – Creating a Culture Health Innovation Across Pennsylvania

3:40-4:20PM Panel II: Social Determinants & Population Health Innovation Across Sectors and Settings
Moderator: Christina Miller, Health Promotion Council

  • Amy Carroll-Scott, Drexel University – Influencing the Policy Debate to Drive Innovation at the Community Level using Neighborhood Health Effects (invited)
  • Pierre Vigilance, Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University – Establishing the Next Generation of Public Health Leaders
  • Michael Carroll, Philadelphia Streets Department – Implementing Vision Zero in Philadelphia
  • Patty Elkis, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission –Planning for a Healthy Future for Philadelphia
  • Neil Goldfarb, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health – Promoting Worksite Health Innovations
  • Russell Johnson, HealthSpark Foundation – Improving Community Health in Montgomery County Using a Social Determinants and Population Health Framework

4:20-5:00PM Social Innovations Lab Community Health Innovation Idea Pitches
MC: Heather Falck, Independence Blue Cross Foundation
Head Judge: Maari Porter, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia (Invited)

Sponsored by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the spring cohort of the Philadelphia Social Innovation Lab will present their community nursing and health social enterprise program and business ideas in a 5-minute pitch-format to all participants.
Foundation, Government and Private Sector Judges and participants will vote on the best ideas.

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