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PCC's 25th Anniversary Symposium

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For 25 years the Primary Care Coalition has been "making health happen."

Join us on November 28th at the University of Maryland to celebrate our 25th anniversary. 
We will explore how we can work toward a vibrant community that supports all people in living healthy lives.

Disparities in health outcomes are often the result of inequitable socio-economic circumstances. The PCC works to support all people in leading healthy lives with the recognition that people who experience racial, gender, and other inequities are likely to experience poorer health outcomes. This conference will explore the many different ways health inequities are apparent in our health care system and how to lift up opportunities to create more equitable, person-centered systems and culture of care delivery. 

Keynote Speakers

Niall Brennan BA, MPP, President and CEO of the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI)

Mr. Brennan was appointed President and Executive Director of HCCI in June 2017. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing HCCI’s advancements in price transparency and public reporting, increasing both the comprehensiveness and access to HCCI’s expansive data set, as well as working with state policy and decision makers to improve their health care systems. Prior to joining HCCI, Mr. Brennan was Chief Data Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). At CMS, he led improvements in data collection and dissemination and efforts to help CMS better harness its vast data resources to drive higher quality, patient-centered care at a lower cost, and directed leading-edge analytics on the Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance marketplaces. He also dramatically increased the amount of CMS data made available to external users to promote better understanding of health care in the United States. He has published widely in leading academic journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and Health Affairs. He has also worked at the Brookings Institution, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the Congressional Budget Office, the Urban Institute, and Price WaterhouseCoopers.

Michele Lent Hirsch, Author of Invisible: How Young Women with Serious Health Issues Navigate Work, Relationships, and the Pressure to Seem Just Fine. 

"Disability is largely about the world's failure to make space for you."

Hirsch, plagued by a variety of medical issues—Lyme disease, thyroid cancer, and mast-cell-activation syndrome, among other problems—starting in her early 20s, decided to seek out other young women going through the same experience of facing life-changing medical problems. Interspersing her own story with those of the women she interviewed and with the results of research studies, she recounts stories of discrimination and misunderstanding.

Michele Lent Hirsch is a writer and editor who specializes in science, gender, and health. She has taught journalism at Manhattanville College, conducted research as a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A native New Yorker, she is also a member of Columbia University's Neuwrite network, a selective group of writers and scientists. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Remarks By 

Leslie Graham

President and CEO

Primary Care Coalition

 Isiah (Ike) Leggett

County Executive

Montgomery County

Rick Wieczorek 

President and CEO

NIH Federal Credit Union


Both Morning and Afternoon Breakout Sessions Will Follow Three Concurrent Tracks:

Morning Breakout Sessions
Generational Equity
How the Racial Wealth Divide Affects Health Outcomes
Behavioral Health EquityThe Case for Integrated Behavioral Health Care
Population HealthMaryland Health Care Transformation Update

Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Generational Equity
- Understanding the Racial Gap in Birth Outcomes

Behavioral Health Equity - ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Interface Training 
Population HealthCare Coordination and Team Based Care - Guide to Effective Implementation

WHERE: The Samuel Riggs IV, Alumni Center, University of Maryland  - 7801 Alumni Drive, College Park, Maryland 20742

WHEN: Wednesday, November 28th, 9:00am - 3:00pm

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Wednesday 11/28/2018

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The Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, University of Maryland
7801 Alumni Drive
College Park, MD 20742

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