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2018 Health System Symposium

Georgia Department of Public Health

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 PM - Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

2018 Health System Symposium

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Type End Quantity
Day 1 Workshop 1: Quality Improvement (ALL DAY 6/5) May 1, 2018 Free  
Conference Speaker (CONFIRMED) Jun 5, 2018 Free  
Conference Exhibitor/Vendor Jun 5, 2018 Free  
Poster Presenter (CONFIRMED) Jun 5, 2018 Free  
Day 1 Workshop 2 (MORNING): Workshop 2: Opioid Epidemic: Understanding Pain Management and Prevention Opioid Misuse   more info Jun 5, 2018 Free  
Day 1 Workshop 3 (MORNING): The Case for Diabetes Population Health Improvement
If you are registering for this workshop, please note that you are only eligible to join the opioid workshop repeated in the afternoon.
Jun 5, 2018 Free  
Day 2 - June 6, 2018   more info Jun 5, 2018 Free  

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2018 Health System Sympsoium


A New Frontier of Innovation: Redefining 

Challenges and Creating Opportunities

Please join the Chronic Disease Prevention Section of the Georgia Department of Public Health for this important two-day health systems change symposium where you will leave with new ideas, an expanded network of like-minded professionals, and the inspiration to foster change. ​

The 2018 Health System Symposium will bring together organizations and key stakeholders dedicated to improving the health of Georgians.
The goal of the symposium is to engage attendees in a broad dialog on issues to improve the health of communities and integrate clinical and community health and prevention strategies.

The event is open to a wide range of public health and health care leaders in Georgia working in primary care and community settings, including: primary care physicians; nurses and nurse practitioners; medical directors and senior leaders; health care administrators and office practice managers; quality improvement leaders; and public health practitioners and students.

The symposium will take place on June 5-6, 2018 in Peachtree City, GA, and will feature three training workshops on Tuesday, June 5th and a full day of concurrent workshops on Wednesday, June 6th.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on both days. 
Day 1 will host a free networking reception and mixer. 
CEUs for Nurses and CHES Credits will be Provided

 Preliminary AGENDA



Preliminary Schedule as of April 13, 2018


Tuesday, June 5




Registration & Breakfast



Welcome & Introductions

Main Ballroom

9:30 – 12:30 PM

Preconference Workshops



Quality Improvement
(see description below)


Opioid Epidemic
(see description below)

                 Repeats in Afternoon


Diabetes Prevention and Management
(see description below)

Repeats in Afternoon


12:30 -1:30 PM



1:30 – 4:30 PM

Preconference Workshops Cont’d



Quality Improvement
(see description below)


Opioid Epidemic
(see description below)

             Select if attended DM


Diabetes Prevention and Management
(see description below)

Select if attended Opioid





4:45 – 6:45PM

Networking Reception, Poster Presentations, and vendor set-up




Wednesday, June 6





Registration & Breakfast


9:00-9:15 AM

Welcome & Introductions
Shana M. Scott, JD, MPH 
Health Systems Team Lead, DPH 


9:15AM – 10:15AM

Opening Keynote, TBD



10:15 – 10:30AM






10:30 – 12 Noon

Morning Concurrent Session I – Transforming the Mental Health System 



Community Alliances for Improving Behavioral Health Care – Stacey Hull

Integrating Behavior Health into Primary Care: Looking Back, Lessons Learned, Moving Forward - Sharon Rachel 

The Interagency Directors Team: A Public/Private Collaboration to Improve Children's Behavioral Health in Georgia – Linda McCall 











Morning Concurrent Session II – Partnerships and Collaborations   





Using Innovative Collaborative Efforts to Improve Population Health - Krystal Billups

SWGA Diabetes Coalition: Making a Difference and Improving Outcomes - Tracy Suber 

Health Connections: Navigating Resources for Vulnerable Populations through Innovative Partnerships - LaTorey Howard 

12:00 – 12:15 PM




12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Lunch / Lunch Keynote (TBD)




1:15 – 2:15 PM

Afternoon Concurrent Session I: Data, Quality Improvement, and Policy Making 



The Power of Policy: Taking Community Health Improvement to the Next Level – Jean O'Connor






Quality Payment Program- MIPS and MACRA- 2018 updates and lessons learned from 2017 – Donna Cohen, Alliant Quality




The PETAL Framework: Harnessing Technology and Data to Improve Health Equity – Danielle Brooks



2:15 – 2:30 PM






2:30 PM

Closing Plenary: Health Transformation Policy, Trends and New Directions

This closing session will explore the new landscape of healthcare and public health policy.  Panelists will discuss how the federal government is approaching population health through the healthcare delivery system, and opportunities for Georgia to implement innovative policies to enhance population and community health through healthcare transformation.  

Moderator: Bill Rencher, Georgia Health Policy Center  
           Tara Ramanathan–CDC  
        Beth Stephens– Georgia Watch   
           Laura Colbert – Georgians for a Healthy Future  
           Laura Harker – Georgia Budget and Policy Institute  





































Day 1 Pre-Conference Workshop Descriptions


General Track – ALL DAY 
             Quality Improvement Training (must attend full session)
Presentations: Population Health Improvement Partners 


Hospital/Health System/Clinic Training - Concurrent Morning & Afternoon (Either Diabetes or Opioids---CANNOT attend QI Training)
Session A
Opioid Epidemic: Understanding Pain Management and Preventing Opioid Misuse 


-         The statewide strategic plan for dealing with the opioid epidemic: James Langford, MBA, Executive Director, Georgia Prevention Project, Chair, Substance Abuse Research Alliance 


-         CDC Guidelines: Implementing Clinical and Practice-Level Strategies


-         Incorporating SBIRT into Clinical Practice: What is needed for Planning, Implementation and Sustainability: Dawn Brown, Krystal Billups, Marla Orlos, Mosaic Group  


-         Minimizing Opioid Use and Standardizing Outcomes Across Surgical Procedures: Margaret Holtz, MD, General Anesthesiologist, WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center, Stan Dysart, MD, MBA, Pinnacle Orthopedics, WellStar Health System (CONFIRMED) 


Session B
The Case for Diabetes Population Health Improvement 


-         Prediabetes as a Significant Public Health Issue: Miranda Ouellette, MPH, Diabetes Coordinator, Georgia Department of Public Health 


-         Diabetes and Population Health: Allison Smith, MPH, CHES, Diabetes Program Manager, Georgia Department of Public Health 


-         AMA Prevent Diabetes STAT: How to Implement a Screening, Testing and Referral Program in your Health System: TBD, American Medical Association   




Don't forget to book your hotel room with the Crowne Plaza Peachtree City. 




Have questions about 2018 Health System Symposium? Contact Georgia Department of Public Health

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Crowne Plaza Atlanta SW - Peachtree City
201 Aberdeen Parkway
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 PM - Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

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