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As health equity solidifies itself as a top priority for leaders both inside and outside of the healthcare sector, keeping a pulse on the trends, opportunities, and challenges in the space is essential.

Join Exec Club, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Deloitte, Northwestern Medicine, and UnitedHealthcare at the Health Equity Summit on April 10, 2024 to hear industry leaders share insights and wisdom about challenges and best practices in the fight for health equity.

Members: Complimentary
Member Guests: $75
Non-Members: $150

Opening Session

The fight for health equity isn’t confined to hospital corridors anymore—it’s become a priority for organizations across the board. From corporate giants to small businesses, business leaders are coming to a key realization: championing health equity isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s also smart business.

As organizations invest in the health of their employees and communities, though, questions arise: What key factors are affecting health equity in Chicago and beyond? Have new challenges arisen? How can organizations measure their impact in a meaningful way? What are the most effective ways an organization can make an impact?

Dr. Jay Bhatt

Managing Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions and Deloitte Health Equity Institute

Dr. Howard Chrisman

Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern Medicine

Dr. Ngozi Ezike

President & CEO, Sinai Chicago

Dr. Meeta Shah

Market Chief Medical Officer, Illinois – E&I MMD division, UnitedHealthcare Clinical Services

Katie Scarlett Brandt, Moderator

Editor in Chief, Chicago Health Magazine

Innovative Collaborations Session

Cross-sector collaboration in the fight for health equity is vital. Because it harnesses the strengths and resources of diverse sectors to tackle complex challenges from multiple angles, collaboration allows for all industries to have a role in fighting for health equity.

By bringing together the expertise and perspectives of public, private, civic, and nonprofit sectors, we can develop comprehensive and sustainable solutions that address the root causes of health disparities.

This collaborative approach empowers communities, fosters innovation, and drives meaningful progress towards a more equitable healthcare system for all.

Jenny Arwade

Co-Executive Director, Communities United

David Smith

CEO and Founder, Third Horizon Strategies

Dr. John Walkup

Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Lurie Children’s Hospital

Community Engagement and Workforce Development Session

Community engagement is the cornerstone of achieving health equity, as it ensures that solutions are tailored to the unique needs and priorities of local populations.

By actively involving communities in decision-making processes, we empower individuals to advocate for their own health and well-being, fostering a sense of ownership and accountability. Moreover, prioritizing workforce development and diversity ensures that healthcare providers reflect the communities they serve, leading to increased cultural competence and trust.

Together, community engagement and workforce diversity form a powerful alliance that drives equitable access to healthcare and promotes positive health outcomes for all.

Maria Rivera

Director of the Mentorship and Workforce Development Program, Lurie Children’s Hospital

Ayesha Jaco

Executive Director, West Side United

Meghan Phillip, Moderator

Executive Director, Health Care Council of Chicago (HC3)

Health Equity Summit Sponsors

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