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Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems

When: 
Monday, October 16, 2017
9:00am - 11:00am
Where: 
The California Community Foundation, Joan Palevsky Center for the Future of Los Angeles
281 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90012
$100.00
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SCG invites you to join your health care funder colleagues to explore innovative strategies in health care delivery systems. We’ll hear from health care professionals who are leading efforts in developing programs that address emergency room overcrowding and bridge the gap between housing and health care services specifically for homeless patients.

We will take a deep dive into models of mobile health care and recuperative care and learn more about how they are impacting the wellbeing of vulnerable communities as well as ways to improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the health care system.

Some of the models we’ll learn about include:

  • The National Health Foundation’s collaborative effort with the County of Los Angeles, public and private hospitals, and other local organizations to double the number of recuperative care beds available to homeless patients discharged from hospitals needing aftercare.
  • Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Nurse Practitioner Response Unit (NPRU) which offers immediate on-scene evaluation, treatment and release of low-acuity 9-1-1 callers with primary or urgent care complaints among other services.

 

Speakers

  • Al Ballesteros, President & Chief Executive Officer, JWCH Institute, Inc. 
  • Kelly Bruno, President & CEO, National Health Foundation
  • Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH, FACEP, Medical Director of the Los Angeles Fire Department
  • Peter Long, Ph.D, President & CEO, Blue Shield of California Foundation  (Moderator)

 

Biographies

Al Ballesteros, President & Chief Executive Officer, JWCH Institute, Inc. (Pending)

Al Ballesteros is the President & Chief Executive Officer of JWCH Institute, Inc. a Los Angeles based non-profit, Federally Qualified Community Health Center. He is also a Commissioner and past Co-Chair of the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV, appointed by the LA County Board of Supervisors. Other current community work includes: Member of the Board of Directors, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission; Member of the Board of Directors, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County Founder; and Publisher of Adelante Magazine, a Latino Gay and Lesbian Monthly Publication produced and distributed in California.

Kelly Bruno, President & CEO, National Health Foundation

Kelly Bruno is an experienced social service and health care executive, with 20 years of service in the non-profit sector. Currently the President and CEO for National Health Foundation (NHF), Bruno leads a team of motivated professionals to address community needs by developing and implementing innovative, systemic solutions to gaps in the healthcare delivery system. Prior to her role as CEO, she served as the CEO for three years and Vice President of Programs for five years. In those positions, she was responsible for designing and implementing programs that focus on healthcare system delivery change and insuring the uninsured population. Beginning in 2007, Bruno guided a collaborative effort with the County of Los Angeles, public and private hospitals, and other local organizations to double the number of recuperative care beds available to homeless patients discharged from hospitals needing aftercare. 

Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH, FACEP, Medical Director of the Los Angeles Fire Department

Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH, FACEP is the Medical Director of the Los Angeles Fire Department, which is the nation's second busiest EMS provider. Dr. Eckstein is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, and the Director of Prehospital Care at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science Degree with distinction with a major in microbiology from Cornell University in 1985, Dr. Eckstein obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in 1989. He completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California School of Medicine Medical Center in 1993, after serving as Chief Resident during his fourth year of training. Dr. Eckstein then became the Director of Prehospital Care at LAC/USC Medical Center in 1993. He became the Medical Director of the Los Angeles Fire Department in 1996, and was promoted to the rank of Professor of Emergency Medicine and Clinical Scholar at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in 2009. Dr. Eckstein is the Co-Principal Investigator for the Los Angeles Prehospital Stroke Screen study, which was incorporated into the 2000 American Heart Association Guidelines, and the Field Administration of Magnesium for Stroke (FAST-MAG) study, which is a multi-million dollar, multi-center, NIH funded prehospital stroke trial.

Peter Long, Ph.D., President and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation

Dr. Long leads the Foundation in its mission to improve the lives of all Californians, particularly the underserved, by making health care accessible, effective, and affordable, and by ending domestic violence. In 2013 alone, the Foundation provided $34 million to 326 organizations across California, making it one of the state’s largest grantmaking institutions. Prior to joining Blue Shield of California Foundation, Dr. Long served in leadership roles at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and The California Endowment. He has extensive experience working on health policy issues at the state, national, and global levels, and has written numerous papers on the topic. Dr. Long also served as the director of development and programs for the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley in San Jose, before assuming his position there as executive director. Previously, in Cape Town, South Africa, Dr. Long was a legislative analyst for the National Progressive Primary Health Care Network during the country’s transition to democracy.


Fee
SCG Members: No cost to participate
Non-Members: $100

Who May Attend
Current SCG members only

Registration
SCG members: log in to your SCG account to register online. 

If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact Tuly Martinez at [email protected].