• Aug 14, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Location: Online - Complimentary
  • Latest Activity: Aug 17, 2020


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We’ve been planning for this for months, and now the launch date has arrived. Please join us to provide your input on our new National Action Agenda to Advance Upstream Determinants and Health Equity. The Equity Action Agenda (for short) is a unique, ambitious initiative that is being designed to instigate and implement tangible, systems-level change across the multiple domains that impact everyone’s health and well-being.

This strategic, multi-faceted  effort – which includes a symposium in California in early 2021 – is being shaped by SOCI, NIC, the Stanford University Center for Population Health Sciences (CPHS) and additional collaborators from across the country – hopefully including you! Presenters at this webinar will include Associate Professor David Rehkopf of CPHS; former CA Health Director Karen Smith (co-lead of the Action Agenda) and Daniel Stein, head of SOCI and NIC.

About the Presenter 

Daniel SteinDaniel Stein | President of the Stewards of Change Institute (SOCI), and Co-Principal Investigator for the National Interoperability Collaborative (NIC)

Daniel Stein is President of the Stewards of Change Institute (SOCI), a unique not-for-profit think tank and advocacy/implementation organization. He is also Co-Principal Investigator for the National Interoperability Collaborative (NIC), a new “Community of Networks” initiative led by SOCI and AcademyHealth. For over a decade, Stein has been a thought-leader, educator, consultant and advocate in promoting and implementing interoperability and information-sharing by working nationally in the private and public sectors – at the local, state and federal levels – to instigate systemic change. Through the Stewards of Change Consultancy, which is the implementation arm of SOCI, Stein also has provided his expertise and experience nationally to create the strategies, operational regimes, tools, trainings and materials needed to achieve tangible results and fulfill the Institute’s mission.

David RehkopfDavid Rehkopf | Associate Professor, CPHS

Dr. David Rehkopf is a social epidemiologist. He serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health and the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health.

David is currently the co-director of the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences. In this position he is committed to making high value data resources available to researchers across medical disciplines in order to better enable them to answer their most pressing clinical and population health questions.

His own research is focused on understanding the health implications of the myriad decisions that are made by corporations and governmental agencies every day - decisions that profoundly shape the social and economic worlds in which we live and work. While these changes are often invisible to us on a daily basis, his research passion is demonstrating, how, over time, these actions and decisions form structural nudges that can create better or worse health at a population level. What excites him about this work is that demonstrating the health implications of corporate and governmental decisions can give the public and policy makers evidence to support new strategies for promoting health and well-being. In all of his work, he has a focus on the implications of these exposures for health inequalities. 

Karen Smith

Karen Smith, MD, MPH | Former Director, California Department of Public Health

In 2015, former Gov. Brown appointed Dr. Smith as director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Prior to her appointment, Dr. Smith had been medical staff for infectious disease at Queen of the Valley Medical Center since 2012, served as public health officer and deputy director at the Napa County Health and Human Services Agency since 2004, and worked as a faculty consultant at the Francis J. Curry International Tuberculosis Center since 1997.  

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We look forward to your continued engagement. Feel free to add comments/thoughts/questions. Post a discussion, write a blog, and/or contribute your ideas for future discussion topicsWe’ll take a few minutes during our next call to sort through these, prioritize them and identify who will lead each discussion. Invite your colleagues so they can join too. 

About previous webinars

Please note that we have posted materials from the past webinars for those who were unable to attend. Check them out! 

We look forward to this working session and hope you'll participate to share your thoughts and insights. 

Invite your colleagues and friends.  

Daniel Stein 

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