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Shifting from Disparities to Prosperities: Flipping the Model from Labeling Risks to Stacking Successes Toward Health for All

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Equity, is “when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.” Exploring ways systems reforms can actively support every person where they have an opportunity to attain their full health potential. If the status quo continues the ‘disadvantaged’ are prevented from achieving this potential due to social position or other socially constructed scenarios. A systemic shift towards health for all impact on reduce impact of historic inequities including-differences in length of life; quality of life; rates of disease, disability, and death; severity of disease; and access to treatment.

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Speakers

Dr. Lonnie Snowden

Professor of Health Policy at UC Berkeley and Health Disparities Researcher

Lonnie Snowden is a professor of health policy and management at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health has an extensive history of engaging policy development efforts utilizing his research that focuses on mental health care access, quality, and equity, for racial and ethnic communities and underserved populations.

Snowden has served on numerous review and advisory committees for the National Institutes of Mental Health and Drug Abuse and various foundations. He contributed sections to the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health and served as co-scientific editor of the supplement “Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity”: A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General.

Snowden’s numerous awards include the 2021 Presidential Citation, the Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Award, APA’s Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy, and the Berkeley Citation. Most recently Snowden was an integral member of APA’s COVID-19 Workgroup and coauthored an article reviewing existing literature on African American-white disparities in COVID-19.

As a psychologist committed to breaking down social and political barriers, Snowden’s calm composure and steadfastness have propelled and influenced his path to increase access and effectiveness of mental health care for racial and ethnic communities and underserved populations.

Arshia Gratiot

Eupnoss co-Founder and CEO

Arshia is a serial founder with an interest in the application of machine learning to solve everyday challenges Arshia began her career in technology working for Nokia and Microsoft. Soon after Arshia founded the first of three companies . Third Space Automation was a drone delivery company. Canary Sentinel was a digital health startup focused on developing health monitoring technologies for workers in high exposure environments. The latest feather in Arshia’s entrepreneurial journey is Eupnoos – a healthcare start-up transforming respiratory healthcare provision by taking lung function testing on to smartphones. Arshia is an avid believer in the need for more diversity in high tech industries.

Cynthia Orofo

Culture Care Collective Co-Founder

Cynthia is committed to advancing health innovation and entrepreneurship to improve health outcomes, valuing the significance of nursing involvement in developing novel and realistic solutions to contemporary health issues. Particularly in the age of rapidly advancing technology, interactive electronic platforms, virtual care delivery and education, and app development are of her particular interest to modernize interventions.

Dr. Kate Cordell, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Opeeka CEO, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder

Dr. Cordell is a nationwide thought leader for behavioral health technology, integrating data systems to support a whole- person approach to care. She has built models for federal, state, county, healthcare provider and community-based agencies to convert behavioral health and social program data into decisions and decisions into positive outcomes. Dr. Cordell works to identify whether individuals and families are improving during care. She is especially interested in what works for whom. Every person and family have a story, often complex but also sewn with common thread. Dr. Cordell uses longitudinal analysis methods to model the changing patterns in these complex tapestries, hoping to identify common elements of design.

Panelists

Eupnoos is a digital therapeutics company developing the world’s first medical-grade software only smartphone platform for clinical lung function tests such as spirometry for expiratory and inspiratory flow measurements along with symptom guided assessments. The aggregated and longitudinal data is interpreted to stage the patient, guide treatment decisions and measure response in chronic asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Learn more…

Opeeka helps care systems build a success-focused model across a system of care. Opeeka’s Person-Centered Intelligence Solution (P-CIS, /pieces/) facilitates the implementation of person-centered collaborative care while tracking trajectories of recovery. With models in peer-reviewed journals, Opeeka developed Success-Focused Artificial Intelligence (SF-AI) that identifies what works for whom. When more people reach success, care is more efficient, effective, equitable, and economical.

Culture Care Collective is a hybrid health support program where community health workers are integrated into clinical care teams to coordinate care for marginalized groups to increase access to socially supportive healthcare at low costs. By contracting CHW and supervisory personnel as well as licensing the health support software to healthcare organizations, the program strives to improve the health and social capital of marginalized communities by reducing disparities in clinical care. Learn more…