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Understanding The Impact Of COVID-19 On Social Determinants Of Health

December 15, 2020

Free Executive Web Briefing Courtesy Of Relias

December 15, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. Eastern

The pandemic has had a marked impact on the demand for social services — and the social determinants of health are directly related to rates of infection and mortality rates for COVID-19. In this web briefing, managers of health care provider organizations will learn about those relationships — and how to use data to better manage the needs of high-risk consumers.

The session will provide an update on the effects of the pandemic on social determinants, a case study on how one community mental health center is using data to manage their CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) initiative, and a three-prong model for reducing consumer risk for lack of access to mental health and social supports in 2021.


January 18
12:00 am

Featured Speakers

Dr. Rola Aamar, PhD, Senior Consultant for Clinical Effectiveness, Relias

Dr. Rola Aamar is currently the clinical effectiveness consultant at Relias for population health, bringing her clinical and operational knowledge of integrated care, clinical research, and behavioral healthcare to support client use of population performance data to improve clinical performance and patient health outcomes. In this role, she provides clinically-informed, data-driven consulting to clients to promote performance improvement.  Prior to joining Relias, Dr. Aamar began her career as a behavioral health clinician in integrated care working with multidisciplinary healthcare teams to develop comprehensive treatment programs for comorbid chronic health and mental health conditions. Dr. Aamar completed her PhD at Texas Tech University, where she focused her clinical research on the importance of treatment alliance between patients and healthcare providers to address treatment attrition and adherence to treatment recommendations. Prior to Relias, she developed and managed integrated care programs in primary care clinics, specialty clinics, community health centers, schools, and hospitals.

Dr. Leigh Steiner, PhD, Director of Clinical Analytics and Applications, Relias

Dr. Steiner serves as the Director of Clinical Analytics and Applications for Population Health at Relias. Her work is focused on improving behavioral health care management using data-driven analytics. She leads a clinical team who identifies new research in the field of behavioral health and client needs resulting in the constant development of Relias’ analytic tools.

Dr. Steiner has extensive national, state, and community experience in organizational development, executive development coaching and consulting; over three decades of experience as a change leader in the public mental health field; and expertise in teaching and training.  She served as the commissioner for Mental Health in the State of Illinois from 1989-2002; as an adjunct lecturer at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine; teaches in the Human Development and Counseling program at the University of Illinois at Springfield; and consults with community-based programs in change management, strategic planning and Appreciative Inquiry.

Dr. Steiner also served as the CEO of one of Illinois’ state hospital before becoming commissioner.  She began her clinical work in the Illinois prison system working with inmates with mental illnesses.

Dr. Steiner earned her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University in Psychology, Rehabilitation and Speech.  She has her certificate in Appreciative Inquiry from Case Western Reserve University.

Chance Wilson, Health Home Director, Jim Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center

Chance Wilson is the Director of Health Home for Jim Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center in Lawton, OK. He has worked in the mental health field for 12 years and has experience working in different types of programs. He started his career working with juvenile residential facilities before moving to comprehensive home-based care for families involved with DHS.  He then moved on to work in the Health Home program as a Case Manager and Wellness Coach, prior to becoming the Director of the program.

Registration for this executive web briefing has been provided at no charge courtesy of Relias.

Unable to attend? Still register! At the conclusion of the event, all registrants will receive a recorded copy of the executive web briefing and presentation slides.

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About Relias

For more than 11,000 healthcare organizations and 4,500,000 caregivers, Relias continues to help clients deliver better clinical and financial outcomes by reducing variation in care. Our platform employs performance metrics and assessments to reveal specific gaps in skills and addresses them with targeted, personalized and engaging learning. We help healthcare organizations, their people, and those under their care, get better. Better at identifying problems, addressing them with better knowledge and skills, and better outcomes for all. Let us help you get better: www.relias.com

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