SAVE THE DATE: Monday, May 16 (3-4pm Eastern) – Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation Webinar: Working to Improve Care for Older Adults: From Data to Policy

Learn what the data says about the health of older adults and how it can be used for policy and practice change.


  • Moderator: Marcus Escobedo, MPA, Senior Program Officer, The John A. Hartford Foundation
  • Julie Bynum, MD, MPH, author of the Dartmouth Atlas report, “Our Parents, Ourselves: Health Care for an Aging Population”
  • Ann Hwang, MD, Director, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation
  • Maureen Maigret, RN, BS, MPA, Senior Agenda Coalition-Rhode Island
  • Martha Watson, MS, APRN, GCNS-BC, Geriatric Provider Advocate, Rhode Island

    More information about the webinar will follow.

Thursday, April 28 (4-5:30pm Eastern) – Webinar: A Focus on Health Equity and Coverage

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management, in collaboration with the AHA’s Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence, Equity of Care and Hospital Engagement Network 2.0, will host a webinar focused on health equity and coverage. Cara James will discuss the CMS initiative “From Coverage to Care” designed to help Americans understand health coverage options and make the most of primary care and preventive services available to them.

Lori Marshall and David Davis will share Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ journey toward health care equity. Marshall and Davis will explain key strategies related to starting and implementing their hospital’s journey to health equity and the steps that all hospitals can take to make sure health equity is embedded in their work.


  • Cara James, Ph.D., Director, Office of Minority Heath, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Lori Marshall, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., Administrator, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Chair, CHLA Diversity Council
  • David Davis, M.N., R.N., Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

The webinar is free of charge. Advanced registration is required.

Wednesday, May 11 (1-2:30pm Eastern) – Learning Community Call: Health and Housing 101: Understanding the Intersections

In response to the growing national and local discourse about the connections between housing and health outcomes, Community Catalyst sees a clear interest in identifying the role health policy advocates can play in protecting and expanding access to quality, affordable, appropriate housing for vulnerable populations. In addition to the demonstrable connections between housing and health outcomes, housing is a fundamental human right that is under threat in many communities.

This is the first in a series of Community Catalyst learning community calls to engage national, regional, state and local partners who are working or want to start working in this health and housing. The call will provide participants an overview of key concepts, as well as current research and thinking in the areas of health and housing from both the clinical perspective and the housing policy perspective. Participants will hear about future topics in this learning community call series that will feature health and housing advocates, national partners and grassroots organizations.

This first learning community call will feature:

  • Janet Viveiros from the National Housing Partnership
  • Dr. Megan Sandel from Boston Medical Center and Children’s Health Watch

Please RSVP to participate in this informative call.