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Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University to Hold National Conference on Addressing Social, Legal Factors that Affect Health

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For Immediate Release: March 25, 2016

Media Contact: Kate Marple, 617-945-4618, [email protected]

Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University to Hold National Conference on Addressing Social, Legal Factors that Affect Health

Newswise — WASHINGTON, DC and INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 25, 2016)—The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, part of Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, will host its eleventh annual conference on April 6-8, 2016, in Indianapolis, Indiana to discuss how to better address the social and civil legal problems that negatively affect the health of 50 million low-income Americans. Leaders from health care, law, public health, and government in 36 states will present research and strategies aimed at effectively integrating social and legal interventions into routine health care.

With featured remarks from James Corbett, Senior Vice President of Community Health and Values Integration at Centura Health; Parveen Chand, Chief Operating Officer at Eskenazi Health; and Bob Marsalli, Executive Director of the Montana Primary Care Association; participants will explore topics including:

  • The positive impact of civil legal aid services on the health of children, pregnant women, and high-need, high-cost patients
  • The role of civil legal aid lawyers in helping hospitals and health centers address population health and payment reform
  • Partnerships between Primary Care Associations and statewide legal aid agencies
  • How Medicaid and federal health center funding can help support civil legal services for patients

A full agenda is available at: http://medical-legalpartnership.org/national-center/summit/

EVENT:
11th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit: “Health is a Shared Value”

WHEN:
April 7, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
April 8, 2016 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204

SPEAKERS:

Thursday, April 7

James Corbett, Senior Vice President of Community Health and Values Integration, Centura Health (9:15 a.m.)

Friday, April 8

Parveen Chand, Chief Operating Officer, Eskenazi Health (9:00 a.m.)

Patty Hebenstreit, General Counsel, MDWise, Inc. (9:00 a.m.)

Tom Koutsoumpas, Founding Member, Healthsperien (9:00 a.m.)

Kristine Gonnella, Manager, Technical Assistance and Consultation, National Nursing Centers Consortium (11:45 a.m.)

Bob Marsalli, Executive Director, Montana Primary Care Association (11:45 a.m.)

Alison Paul, Executive Director, Montana Legal Services Association (11:45 a.m.)

Patti Vanhook, Associate Dean for Practice and Community Outreach, East Tennessee State University College of Nursing (11:45 a.m.)

MEDIA:
The event is free to the media, but members of the press should contact Kate Marple to register at 617-945-4618 or [email protected]

About the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership:

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership works to improve the health and well-being of people and communities by leading health, public health, and legal sectors in an integrated, upstream approach to combating health-harming social conditions. It is a project of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. @National_MLP

About Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University:

Established in July 1997 as the School of Public Health and Health Services, Milken Institute School of Public Health is the only school of public health in the nation’s capital. Today, more than 1,900 students from 54 U.S. states and territories and more than 50 countries pursue undergraduate, graduate and doctoral-level degrees in public health. The school also offers an online Master of Public Health, [email protected], and an online Executive Master of Health Administration, [email protected], which allow students to pursue their degree from anywhere in the world.

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