Roundtable on

Community Health and Advancing Health Equity

This Roundtable supports partnerships between payer, provider and life sciences companies that can improve community health and advance health equity among racial groups and vulnerable populations. Special attention will be given to automating health data capture and assessment at the community level and addressing structural barriers to management of social determinants of longer-term population health. The goal of this Roundtable is to accelerate adoption of new models for improving the health of a community and promoting health equity for and among local populations. A crucial part of this work will include engaging with and listening to community members and partnering with key community organizations.


  • Mandy Cohen, MD, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

  • Pat Geraghty, President & CEO, GuideWell & Florida Blue

  • Rod Hochman, MD, President & CEO, Providence

  • Wright Lassiter, III, President & CEO, Henry Ford Health System

  • Mark Smith, MD, Founding President & Former CEO, California Health Care Foundation

Industry Adviser

  • Tim Suther, SVP & General Manager, Data Solutions, Change Healthcare

Work Groups

  • Leveraging Data to Improve Health Equity
  • Building Scalable Models and Community Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health

Roundtable Partner