Two medical experts, Dr. Aaron Lopata, Chief Medical Officer of the Maternal & Child Health Bureau (MCHB) in the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA); and Dr. Dayna Long, Medical Director for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland – Center for Community Health and Engagement, will join the first session of the Health Intersections Learning Community on the social determinants of health. Dr. Lopata will talk about the role HRSA’s MCHB plays to support state and community efforts in addressing social determinants of health. Programs, such as Home Visiting and Healthy Start, work within and with communities to address the broad range of social, economic, and environmental factors that directly impact the health and well-being of at-risk children and families.
Dr. Long will also be presenting on how community organizations, health clinics and institutions can build their capacity to address the social and environmental factors that impact health outcomes. Dr. Long will demonstrate how data can be aggregated to support population level analytics on determinants of health.