Dear Leaders, Partners, and Supporters,
As Aunt Martha’s continues our year-long celebration of “50 years of leading the way,” we are excited to announce that on Friday, April 1st, 2022, Aunt Martha’s and the Institute of Medicine of Chicago will be co-hosting a free workshop on Value-Based Care Principles and Implementation Strategies with sessions from a highly regarded Harvard University researcher and researchers from Health Management Associates (HMA) Community Partners! Please plan to join us for the workshop and cocktail reception as we come together to re-envision systems that are holistic in care, that generate better outcomes for their patients and clients, and in doing so, create systems that reduce costs.
Our keynote speaker, Dr. Junaid Nabi, Senior Researcher in Health Care Strategy at Harvard University Business School, will join us to offer a workshop on value-based care (VBC) principles and implementation strategies with a question and answer session to follow. Dr. Nabi is a physician and health systems researcher who looks at how value-based care strategy can transform care delivery and promote equity across the value chain. This workshop will introduce principles of value-based care designed exclusively for our guests by Dr. Nabi, including invitees from health care, managed care, child welfare, community/social services, policy makers, and policy shapers. The practical steps to be discussed require no background in value-based care. To paraphrase Dr. Nabi’s approach, in order to deliver high-value care, it takes partnering across expertise and industry to create a solution that addresses such complex problems.
Following this session, Health Management Associates (HMA) will present the findings of their yearlong evaluation of real-world application of value-based care in the child welfare setting – Aunt Martha’s Integrated Care Center (ICC). At the ICC, Aunt Martha’s has taken value-based principles and applied them within a child welfare setting.
The HMA report details the outcomes for youth at the ICC and its return on investment for the State of Illinois, offering the first case study on value-based care within Illinois’ child welfare system. HMA will address the results of this study, including metrics to understand how youth are getting better and an analysis of the savings generated. A question and answer session will also follow their presentation with the HMA researchers and a panel of Aunt Martha’s practitioners who have implemented this work, moderated by the President of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC), Dr. Cheryl Whitaker.
Let’s think differently about what’s possible; how can we reengineer systems of care to ensure every single patient and client within the health care, child welfare, and other systems have the care they deserve? How can we be more cost effective? Whether you represent a hospital system, Federally Qualified Health Center, child welfare provider, or are a partner in this work, please join us to consider these questions – and to begin to answer them – the afternoon of Friday, April 1, 2022 at the Gleacher Center on the University of Chicago’s downtown campus. The schedule is as follows:
· 1:30-3PM – Value-Based Care Session with Dr. Junaid Nabi
· 3-3:15 PM – Break
· 3:15-4 PM – Q&A with Dr. Junaid Nabi
· 4-4:25 PM – HMA Report Presentation
· 4:25-5 PM – Q&A Panel moderated by Dr. Cheryl WhitakerM MD, MPH, FACP
President of IOMC Board of Governors
-Dr. Charles Barron – Aunt Martha’s Chief Medical Officer
-Dr. Wanda Parker – Aunt Martha’s Vice President of Clinical and Therapeutic Services
-Philoniese Moore – Senior Vice President of ICC/CQC Operations,
· 5-6:30 PM – Cocktail Hour Reception
While admission is free, space will be limited, so we ask that you register no later than Friday, March 18, 2022 to secure your seat. Additional details and registration can be found online here. I look forward to these discussions, and to building a bright future together for the youth who come into our care.
President & CEO, Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness
Vice President, Board of Governors, Institute of Medicine of Chicago