Population Health Summit

2017

South Carolina healthcare professionals, social workers, business leaders and non-profit stakeholders joined together from across the state at 10 different locations for the 2017 Population Health Summit on June 14. The gathering combined statewide video-conferenced keynotes with local discussions on regionally-relevant population health opportunities.

The day-long meeting had a diverse range of keynote speakers, with presentations from Dr. Duane Neff, MSW, who told the story of an uphill battle to create change in York County, to Children’s Trust’s Dr. Melissa Strompolis’ detailed dive into how data can and should be utilized to drive the conversation around improving population health.

Other speakers included Dr. Lilian Peake, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health at SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, who prefaced remarks about the reality of the statewide health metrics with an intellectual history of population health. She was followed by Anton Gunn, MUSC’s Chief Diversity Officer and the former head of the Office of External Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who spoke passionately about the urgent need to address health equity quickly and decisively.

In between these keynotes, though, is where the real action took place. New contacts were made and potential partnerships discussed as site facilitators had the attendees think constructively about how to truly create “Collective Impact (CI)” and how the diverse array of stakeholders could work together on a common agenda. During breakout sessions, small groups used readiness assessment worksheets to determine the degree to which their organizations fully understand and are prepared for CI. Considerations included when such an approach was appropriate as well as what preconditions and existing infrastructure needs to be in place to be successful.

By thinking through these issues together, attendees saw new and different perspectives on similar and shared work that sharpened their own strategic thinking about how to affect change in population health. They left energized, inspired and better prepared to tackle their day-to-day activities that are continuing to move the needle in South Carolina! 

Creating Change in York County, One Year Later
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SC AHEC has posted the featured keynotes from the SC Population Health Summit. A quick registration (or signing in with your SCHOOLS account used to register for the Summit) is needed to watch the recordings.

Dr. Duane Neff from Winthrop University shared the story of how Impact York County got started at the 2016 Population Health Summit and their progress since then. Access Dr. Neff’s PowerPoint here.

Once viewed, please complete the brief program evaluation so AHEC and partners can bring more of these programs to our community.

State Perspectives on Population Health
Description

SC AHEC has posted the featured keynotes from the SC Population Health Summit. A quick registration (or signing in with your SCHOOLS account used to register for the Summit) is needed to watch the recordings.

Dr. Lilian Peake from SC Department of Health and Environmental Control presented on state perspectives on population health. Her PowerPoint presentation is accessible here.

Once viewed, please complete the brief program evaluation so AHEC and partners can bring more of these programs to our community.

Health Equity: The Time is Now
Description

SC AHEC has posted the featured keynotes from the SC Population Health Summit. A quick registration (or signing in with your SCHOOLS account used to register for the Summit) is needed to watch the recordings.

Anton Gunn, MSW, of MUSC presented on the urgency of health equity efforts in our state.

Once viewed, please complete the brief program evaluation so AHEC and partners can bring more of these programs to our community.

Digging Deep: Using Data to Drive Conversation
Description

SC AHEC has posted the featured keynotes from the SC Population Health Summit. A quick registration (or signing in with your SCHOOLS account used to register for the Summit) is needed to watch the recordings.

Dr. Melissa Strompolis from the Children’s Trust of SC emphasized to the audience that data is a starting point for conversations about community change. Her presentation is accessible here. 

Once viewed, please complete the brief program evaluation so AHEC and partners can bring more of these programs to our community.

2016

On May 20, 2016, the Alliance for a Healthier SC hosted the first ever South Carolina Population Health Summit. The Alliance used SC AHEC’s South Carolina Health Occupations Outreach Learning System (SCHOOLS) to host five simultaneous meetings in different regions throughout the state. This allowed for two keynote speakers to present to all sites simultaneously, and the five sites subsequently discussed the keynotes with local panelists from each region. The SC Population Health Summit broke AHEC’s record for amount of participants in a SCHOOLS program at 176 and reviews were unanimously positive! The video recordings from the two keynote speakers are available below.

How to Break the Data Paralysis and Move to Action
Description

SC AHEC has posted the featured keynotes from the SC Population Health Summit. A quick registration (or signing in with your SCHOOLS account used to register for the Summit) is needed to watch the recordings.

Kathy Dunleavy and Kathleen Brady from Spartanburg, SC presented on how to break the data paralysis to move from data analysis to action.

Once viewed, please complete the brief program evaluation so AHEC and partners can bring more of these programs to our community.

How to Grow the Movement to Improve Health for All
Description

SC AHEC has posted the featured keynotes from the SC Population Health Summit. A quick registration (or signing in with your SCHOOLS account used to register for the Summit) is needed to watch the recordings.

Dale Fleming from Live Well San Diego, CA, presented on how to structure and grow a movement to improve health county-wide. 

Once viewed, please complete the brief program evaluation so AHEC and partners can bring more of these programs to our community.