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This year's Graduate Program and Practitioner Workshop theme is Who is the “We” in We the People? This theme highlights the need to engage in those “difficult conversations” in the classroom and in the workplace that are often put off or avoided permanently. Until and unless there is some agreement on this core value among those whose voices are heard, health care policy will remain contentious and chaotic, and progress toward a singular aim will be difficult.This year's program will include speakers and presenters that will benefit both faculty and practitioners by providing a positive narrative surrounding this complex, interconnected problem.


Keynote Speaker

         

DavidNashHeadshot.jpgDavid B. Nash, MD, MBA
Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health

Leadership for Improving Health

Dr. Nash is a national thought leader in population health.  He will challenge current leaders to change the model of care to promote health rather than focus on delivering services and outline his exciting and compelling vision for the future.  Repeatedly named to Modern Healthcare’s list of Most Powerful Persons in Healthcare, his national activities cover a wide scope.  He serves on the NCF Task Force on Improving Population in Health and the John M. Eisenberg Award Committee for The Joint Commission.  He is also a founding member of the AAMC-IQ Steering Committee, the group charged with infusing the tenets of quality and safety into medical education.  He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and edited 23 books, including most recently Population Health:  Creating a Culture of Wellness (2nd edition).












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