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Population Health Summit IV: Working Across Sectors to Address Social Determinants of Health

December 12, 2016

On December 12, 2016, NYSHealth, The New York Academy of Medicine, and NYU Langone Medical Center's Department of Population Health sponsored the fourth annual Population Health Summit, "Working Across Sectors to Address Social Determinants of Health."

The annual population health summit seeks to deepen and extend the understanding of ongoing efforts in New York State and nationally that demonstrate effective collaboration between health care and other sectors to advance population health.

Given the growing evidence that nonmedical determinants (such as housing, access to affordable foods, and opportunities for physical activity) have a disproportionate impact on a population’s health, the summit focuses on how the health care sector and New York State’s health care delivery reform initiatives have responded to address the social determinants of health through a wide range of activities that bridge health care and population health activities.

This year's summit featured a diverse set of national and New York State leaders who discussed the innovative ways that they are addressing the nonmedical determinants of health in their health care and population health activities. Speakers described unique community-based partnerships that are working to address socioeconomic determinants of health in various settings; the metrics being used to measure this collaborative work; and some of the key elements that have contributed to the success of these collaborations.

For the first time, the summit included a poster session, featuring nearly 70 posters from students, academic researchers, health care institutions, and community-based organizations working on projects focused on improving population health.

Watch a webcast recording of the summit. 

See the summit agenda and speaker biographies

Download the conference speakers' presentations below:

See the suggested readings for this year's conference below: