NRHI's 3rd Annual


Strengthening Community Partnerships to Improve Value
October 15 - 16, 2019
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Southeast Oak St.
Minneapolis, MN
Call for Posters Re-Opened!
Due to the high level of interest in our posters presentations, we re-opened the call for posters.

New Deadline:

September 30th, 2019


Conference Agenda

*Subject to changes
Summit Objectives:
Attendees will
October 15th

1:00 pm   The Path to Affordable Care

Nancy Giunto, Executive Director, Washington Health Alliance

Community Spotlight Presentations

1:15 pm    Health Collaborative of Greater Columbus

Improving Health through the Pathways Hub Model
Carrie Baker, President & CEO

2:00 pm    Minnesota Community Measurement

Leveraging the Power of Data to Address Health, Price and Waste
Julie Sonier, President & CEO

2:45 pm   Snack

3:00 pm    Massachusetts Health Quality Partners

Activating Consumers to Improve Outcomes and Lower Costs
Barbra Rabson, MPH, President & CEO

3:45 pm    Virginia Center for Health Innovation

Tackling Low Value Care by Increasing Provider and Purchaser Engagement
Ashley Edwards, CIO

4:30 – 5:30 pm   Poster Exhibit Opens

5:30 – 7:30 pm   Networking Reception

Featured Speaker:
Jennifer Lundblad, President & CEO, Stratis Health

October 16th

7:15 am  Networking Breakfast

8:00 am  Welcome – Will, Ideas, Execution

Craig Brammer, President & CEO, The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement and The Health Collaborative

Susan Dentzer, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Visiting Fellow

8:15 am   Keynote Address: Healthcare Affordability and Price: Holding Space for the Tough Conversation

Christopher Koller, President, Milbank Memorial Fund

9:00 am   Creating Local Change – Acting Together

Deb Krause, VP, Minnesota Health Action Group

Claire Neely, MD, President and CEO, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

Shelly Zuzek, MSW, LICSW
Director of Integrated Care, Vail Place

Andrea Walsh, JD, President & CEO, HealthPartners

Susan Dentzer, Moderator

10:00 am  Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

10:25 am Speaker

Katherine Capps, Co-Founder & Executive Director, GTMRx 

10:45 am  Keynote Address 

Martin Makary, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Medicine

11:30 am  Lunch Buffet & Networking

12:15 pm  Keynote Address

Lewis Sandy, MD, MBA EVP Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth Group

1:00 pm   Keynote Address: Value-Based Care and the Future of Care Delivery in America

David Muhlestein, PhD, JD, CRO, Leavitt Partners

1:45 pm   Health Equity and the Critical Connection to Affordability – Panel Discussion

Jan Malcom, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health

Ann-Marie Akiwumi, MPH, PMP, IMPAQ International

Rick Foster, MD, Executive Director, Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina

Katelin Conway, MPH, MBA, Mountain Pacific Quality Health

Susan Dentzer, Moderator

2:45 pm   Closing Remarks

3:00 pm   Adjourn

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Support for this event was provided in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.