A Symposium in the NIC of Time: Moving Upstream to Improve Health and Well-Being
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Unique New England Event Will Highlight Benefits of Embedding and Broadening Information-Sharing, Collaboration and the Social Determinants in Our Everyday Work
About the Event
The symposium “faculty” includes prominent leaders in the field:
Key Presentations include:
The National Interoperability Collaborative (NIC) held a unique, highly interactive symposium on Nov. 26-28, 2018, in Avon, CT. This invitation-only event did provide a singular opportunity for participants to focus on concrete, actionable ways in which information-sharing, integration, interoperability and cross-systems approaches can – and do – enhance the delivery and effectiveness of health and human services for people of all ages, especially the least-served and most vulnerable among us.
“A Symposium in the NIC of Time: Moving Upstream to Improve Health and Well-Being” did convene a select group of senior officials from the public and private sectors, thought leaders, luminaries and subject-matter experts from New England and other parts of the country where NIC is currently working. Additional participants include NIC's partners, including federal agencies, academia, associations, industry and other organizations.
Information at the event were shared through diverse presentation formats and interactive activities to engage participants in meaningful discussion, ideation and planning. Key topics for discussion include:
- Early childhood programs integrating health and human services intervention
- Prevention models in child welfare that reduce opioid use disorder and addiction
- Upstream strategies that integrate two-generation models and the social determinants of health and well-being by leveraging existing and new technology
The event was organized by NIC and the New England States Consortium Systems Organization, with the support of the Kresge Foundation, IBM, the Connecticut Department of Social Services, the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors, the Milbank Memorial Fund and others.