Statewide Summit Discussed Social Determinants of Health, Readmissions

Posted on June 27, 2019

Care Transitions – Key to Population Health Statewide SummitNearly 175 healthcare professionals from 79 organizations across Michigan gathered in Livonia June 18 for the Care Transitions – Key to Population Health Statewide Summit.

The event was hosted by the MHA Keystone Center and MPRO as part of the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network and discussed the complexity of social determinants of health, the impact on patient outcomes and how collaboration is essential to improvement.

Featured speakers discussed why a one-size-fits-all approach does not improve the complex needs of patients and how partnerships between community-based organizations and healthcare entities are essential to solving root causes and barriers related to health disparities. Furthermore, the collaborative approach across the care continuum is imperative to developing comprehensive initiatives to address immediate patient needs. It is also crucial in addressing systemic issues through advocacy and policy change.

The summit focused on the critical role of smooth transitions, particularly for the patient; the importance of community involvement; and how to reduce readmissions and address the gaps and barriers in care.

Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (GLPP HIIN) members who wish to learn more about readmissions and advancing health equity are encouraged to register for these upcoming events:

  • July 18: GLPP HIIN Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competency: Strategies for Advancing Health Equity, Ann Arbor. All cultural competency trainings have identical curriculum, so members are encouraged to attend the event that is most convenient.
  • July 24: GLPP HIIN Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competency: Strategies for Advancing Health Equity, Grand Rapids.
  • July 30: Spreading Success to Reduce ED Recidivism and Hospital Readmissions, Livonia. The two “Spreading Success” trainings have identical curriculum, so members are encouraged to attend the event that is most convenient.
  • Aug. 6: Spreading Success to Reduce ED Recidivism and Hospital Readmissions, Grand Rapids. Registration will open soon.
  • Aug. 15: GLPP HIIN Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competency: Strategies for Advancing Health Equity, Traverse City. The event will be rural-focused. Registration will open soon.

Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.


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Tags: readmissions, health equity, care transitions, social determinants of health, population health, Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network, cultural competency, rural

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