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Member Forum: Leveraging the Social Determinants of Health
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FSSA's Office of Healthy Opportunities will discuss their initiatives to address SDOH by building an"ecosystem" of services to improve equity, social and economic mobility and outcomes. Indiana CTSI will talk about their Community Referral Platform. IPHCA will discuss the work they have been doing on SDOH.

When: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
10:00 AM
Where: Indiana CPA Society
900 96th St. #250
Indianapolis, IN  46240
United States
Presenter: Rachel Lane, FSSA, Dr. Sarah Wiehe, CTSI, IPHCA
Contact: Jason Bundy

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The Office of Healthy Opportunities: Improving Outcomes in Indiana

Human Services have often focused on helping people “downstream,” when a crisis arises; or at times “midstream,” to assist a family during a challenging time. While this is important work, achieving improved outcomes will require organizations to work “upstream” in order to address the root causes, barriers, and enablers of healthy families and thriving communities. In Indiana, the Office of Healthy Opportunities is striving to do just that. Inspired by Dr. Jennifer Sullivan, Secretary of Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration, a strategy has been developed to move upstream. To do this, officials in Indiana are focusing on social determinants of health – the environmental conditions and factors that influence health and human services outcomes – and building an ecosystem of services to improve equity, social and economic mobility, and overall outcomes. In this session, Rachel Lane will describe the journey to stand-up the Office of Healthy Opportunities and overall strategy. In particular the session will hone in on the new operating model and the data and analytics that support the movement and will showcase the interactive Healthy Opportunities Social Risk Map which has been created to identify gaps in services, inform policy and practice, and foster an ecosystem of growth. In addition, Lane will reflect on steps taken to align partners and stakeholders around a common vision and build a culture of putting people and families at the center.

Rachel L. Lane, MBA, LSS MBB, PMP®

Rachel is an experienced leader, change agent and collaborator with expertise in helping organizations in both public and private sectors develop and operationalize new business strategies, create innovative organizational capabilities and lead transformational initiatives. Her experience has resulted in the development of new business capabilities, improved customer experience and retention, reductions in cost-to-serve, increased capacity, improved workforce efficiency, and energized, high performing teams. 

Lane currently serves as Strategic Initiatives and Business Transformation Officer for the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) of Indiana where she is responsible for leading work across each of the agency’s seven divisions.  In addition, she leads the creation of the state’s first-ever, office focused on social determinants of health, Office of Healthy Opportunities. 

Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Developing a Community Services referral and follow up program

Monon Collaborative PDF

Dr. Sarah Wiehe will be discussing insights and challenges surrounding the development of a social services referral platform for healthcare providers and community based organizations. This includes the defining what collaboration looks like, how community organizations have responded across the state, the development level and future goals of the program.

Dr. Sarah Wiehe

Sarah Wiehe is Director of Community Health Partnerships and the Monon Collaborative with the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. She is a pediatrician and public health researcher Children’s Health Services Research at Indiana University School of Medicine, Research Scientist and Interim Director of the Center for Health Services Research at Regenstrief Institute, and adjunct faculty of Geography at IUPUI and Epidemiology at Fairbanks School of Public Health. Her research focuses on health equity issues among children, adolescents, and young adults. Specifically, she engages community stakeholders and leverages existing data to identify mechanisms and opportunities for intervention in order to improve health among vulnerable populations. She partners with patients and community stakeholders to strengthen the relevance, the impact and the sustainability to her both administrative and research work.