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University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium

2020 Symposium

Innovations in Health Engagement

The eleventh annual University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 28, 2020 in the John F. Kennedy Memorial Union on the University of Dayton campus.

On-line Registration will be available in early February.

The University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium is a unique opportunity for University of Dayton students, alumni, health care professionals and community members to come together for a day of dialogue and continuing education.

Our recent symposia have focused on the fact that most of health – possibly up to 80% – comes from factors outside of what we usually do in the clinic or hospital. What are some of the ways that healthy communities have engaged their residents in caring for their health through innovative initiatives? What are some initiatives available or on the horizon in Dayton? Of special interest this year, we want to explore how our communities of faith and the health care system can work synergistically to improve whole person/whole family/whole community health? How can a provider better encourage patients to invest in their health through such programs and initiatives? How can communities better address social determinants of health
through a care coordination model using community health workers? These are some of the questions to be addressed in the 2020 University of Dayton & Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Wright State University (WSU) and Miami Valley Hospital.

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Featured Presentations

Keynote Address:  Church Health and the model for healthy living

Dr. Scott Morris

Dr. Morris will discuss a unique approach to addressing social determinants of health based on the work of Church Health in Memphis, TN. Scott Morris, M.D. is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Church Health in Memphis, which opened in 1987 to provide quality, affordable healthcare for working, uninsured people and their families. Thanks to a broad base of financial support from the faith community, and the volunteered help of doctors, nurses, dentists and others, Church Health has grown to become the largest faith-based clinic of its type in the nationTheir approach involves assessing patients using their model of healthy living and providing a holistic array of programs and services that range from cooking classes to mindfulness meditation to preschool programs. Dr. Morris will discuss the quality improvement measures used by Church Health in their care for the working uninsured.

Digging into patient engagement

Dr. Paul Hershberger

There are significant costs to the relative absence of patient engagement in the management of health, both for patients and clinicians. Fortunately, an opportunity for the promotion of more effective patient engagement rests with wider adoption of a three-decades-old approach to interaction with patients that itself has potential to reduce clinician susceptibility to burnout. In this presentation, Dr. Paul Hershberger will discuss evidence of suboptimal patient engagement in today’s healthcare environment, discuss why prevailing approaches to patient engagement fall short and identify ingredients for more effective patient engagement.

Pathways HUB:  Collaborating to solve social determinants of health

Lisa Henderson and Jenelle Hoseus

How can community partners collaborate to improve local health outcomes by connecting individuals with the particular resources they need? Lisa Henderson and Jenelle Hoseus will discuss the evidence-based Community Pathways HUB model and how it has been implemented in Ohio. They will also describe how the Dayton region plans to use this model to work with at-risk populations.

Local Spotlights

This session highlights innovative practices in the Miami Valley that focus on empowering patients and families to better care for their health.

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