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Health Equity
in Birth Outcomes Forum

September 15, 2021

 

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Hosted by iCare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana, in partnership with Urban League and United Way

 

Summary

Topic:
Poor birth outcomes are a serious issue in Wisconsin. Wisconsin leads the nation in racial birth disparities impacting black women and babies and is first in the nation for black infant mortality. But there are approaches that are making a difference.

This Forum will bring together experts from across the country to share insights from evidence-based programs that are working….and why.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Program runs from 8:30 am to 11:45 am

Format: As COVID levels are again increasing, for the safety of our guests and speakers, the Forum will be held virtually as a Zoom Webinar. 

Fee: There is no fee to attend but advance registration is required. Forum expenses are covered by iCare. Space is limited. Please register by Thursday, September 2, 2021 to reserve your spot. 

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Overview of scheduled speakers:

Jim Jones will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Jim Jones
State Medicaid Director
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Nwando Olayiwola, MD will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Chief Health Equity Officer
Humana

Lynda Krisowaty will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Lynda Krisowaty, MHS
Senior Program Manager, Evidence-Based Practice
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

Laura Powis will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Laura Powis, MPH
Program Manager, Evidence-Based Policy and Practice
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

Jordan Wildermuth will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Jordan Wildermuth, MSW
Senior Government Affairs Manager
The National Service Office for Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First

Daniele Le Bon Gort will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Shannon Sainer, MSW, MS
Director of Impact & Learning
The National Service Office for Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First

Dr. Eve M. Hall will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Eve M. Hall, PhD
President/CEO
Milwaukee Urban League

Jasmine Zapata MD will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH, FAAP
Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist, Bureau of Community Health Promotion, Division of Public Health
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Tony Mollica will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Tony Mollica, MS, MHI
CEO/President
Humana / iCare

Anita Holloway, MD, MBA
Market Medical Officer
Humana
iCare Board Member

Lisa Holden, speaker at iCare Forum

Lisa Holden, RN
Vice President Accountable Care/Operations
Humana / iCare

Bill Jensen, EmCee of iCare

Master of Ceremonies Bill Jensen, MBA
Vice President
Humana / iCare

Speaker Bios

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Jim Jones

Jim Jones will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Jim Jones
State Medicaid Director
Wisconsin Department of Health Services


Jim has spent his 35+ year career working on health coverage and public assistance programs, developing his policy, process and systems expertise working in state government and private consulting. His eight years as a consultant saw him working with states, the federal government, health plans and non-profit organizations. He is currently the Administrator for the Division of Medicaid Services within the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, where he oversees Wisconsin’s BadgerCare, Family Care, Medicaid, FoodShare and other programs focused on improving the health outcomes of Wisconsin’s citizens. With a $12 billion budget and more than 1,400 staff, Wisconsin’s DMS serves over 1.25 million individuals focusing on providing person-centric service helping individuals live their best lives.

Nwando Olayiwola

Nwando Olayiwola, MD will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Chief Health Equity Officer
Humana


Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola is the Chief Health Equity Officer & Senior Vice President for Humana. She is responsible for creating and implementing a strategy to achieve health equity across all lines of business, including care delivery, giving all communities and groups of people a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.  Dr. Olayiwola leads cross-functional efforts for the organization’s journey toward more equitable care.

A longtime advocate for underserved communities, Dr. Olayiwola brings more than 20 years of experience inclinical, community and academic medicine, health technology leadership, public health and domestic and international health systems redesign to Humana. Her October 2020 Ted Talk is a clarion call for health equity.
Prior to joining Humana, Dr. Olayiwola was the Chair & Professor in the Department of Family and Community
Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where she was also the Founding Director of the Center for Primary Care Innovation and Transformation and Co-Chair of the OSU Wexner Medical Center’s Anti-Racism Action Plan. She previouslyserved as Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for RubiconMD, Director of the UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care, and Chief Medical Officer of Community Health Center, Inc., Connecticut’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center system. She continues to practice as a Board-certified family physician serving a largely medically underserved patient population.

Dr. Olayiwola was a Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellow in Minority Health Policy at Harvard Medical School from 2004 to 2005. During this fellowship and leadership training, she received her master’s degree in public health with a concentration in health policy from the Harvard School of Public Health. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition/Pre-Medicine at the Ohio State University and her medical degree from the Ohio State University/Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She completed her residency training in family medicine at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was a Chief Resident. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Family Physicians who Are Changing our World by FMEC and the Woman of the Year by the American Telemedicine Association. Dr. Olayiwola is married and has two school-aged children.

Lynda Krisowaty

Lynda Krisowaty will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Lynda Krisowaty, MHS
Senior Program Manager, Evidence-Based Practice
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs


Lynda Krisowaty currently serves as the Senior Program Manager for Evidence-Based Practice and leads AMCHP’s Evidence & Implementation team. In this role, she manages activities which enhance the MCH workforce’s capacity to identify/develop, implement, improve, and sustain evidence-based/-informed practices as well as apply evidence-based decision making tools and processes. She has a Master of Health Science in mental health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in anthropology from the State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY Binghamton).

Laura Powis

Laura Powis will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Laura Powis, MPH
Program Manager, Evidence-Based Policy and Practice
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs


Laura Powis serves as the Program Manager for Evidence-Based Policy & Practice on AMCHP’s Evidence and Implementation team. In this role, she manages AMCHP's Innovation Hub, an online platform that houses the MCH Innovations Database, a searchable repository of “what’s working” in the field of MCH that includes effective practices, programs, and strategies from the field that are positively impacting MCH populations. She leads the development of Innovation Hub's Evidence-informed Policy Track, and supports AMCHP’s Global Health Workgroup. Ms. Powis received a Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in human development from Cornell University.

Jordan Wildermuth

Jordan Wildermuth will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Jordan Wildermuth, MSW
Senior Government Affairs Manager
The National Service Office for Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First


Jordan Wildermuth is the Senior Government Affairs Manager for The National Service Office for Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First where he leads a regional government affairs team to support growth, sustainability and impact of public funding and policies for Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First. Jordan has supported the Nurse-Family Partnership implementations in Wisconsin for four years, specifically working on innovative funding mechanisms to bring the program to scale.

Shannon Sainer

Daniele Le Bon Gort will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

SHANNON SAINER, MSW, MS
Director of Impact & Learning
The National Service Office for Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First


Shannon serves as a Director of Impact and Learning, the evaluation and research department at the National Service Office of Nurse Family Partnership and Child First. Shannon has focused her career on understanding the economic, health and social impact of maternal, adolescent and child health programs and policies. Previously, she was a consultant for federal adolescent health grantees and local nonprofits and served in various roles including Director of Evaluation and Programs at a Colorado-based adolescent health organization. Shannon holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver and a Masters in Health Services Research from the University of Colorado.

 

Eve M. Hall

Dr. Eve M. Hall will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Eve M. Hall, PhD
President/CEO
Milwaukee Urban League


As president and chief executive officer of the Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) since 2017, Dr. Eve Hall has worked to advance the organization’s profile; restructured staff, programs and services for optimal impact; expanded corporate and business leader networks and partnerships; and surpassed fundraising goals to fund expanded employment, education programs, services and advocacy.

She has furthered efforts to renovate and upgrade MUL facilities for improved safety and is focused on advancing with others continued neighborhood revitalization. Community and business convenings have increased through roundtables and forums on equity/equality and critical issues.

Jasmine Zapata

Jasmine Zapata MD will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH, FAAP
Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist, Bureau of Community Health Promotion, Division of Public Health
Wisconsin Department of Health Services


Dr. Jasmine Zapata is a double board certified physician specializing in the fields of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine. She currently serves as Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist within the Bureau of Community Health Promotion at the Wisconsin Department of Health where she provides expert guidance for a variety of public health promotion, planning and policy efforts. In this role she also serves as co-chair for the Governor’s Health Equity Council Subcommittee on Power, Access, and Representation as well as co-chair of the Wisconsin Maternal Mortality Review Team. She is also an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health where she practices clinically in the newborn nursery and is involved in a variety of scholarly activities aimed at increasing diversity in medicine and promoting health equity in birth outcomes. She has many lived experiences that help her uniquely connect with the communities she serves and is well known for her infectious energy, passionate advocacy, and heart for service. Her ultimate mission in life is to “heal, uplift, and inspire.”

Tony Mollica

Tony Mollica will speak at the iCare Health Equity in Birth Outcomes Forum

Tony Mollica, MS, MHI
CEO/President
Humana / iCare


Tony has served as Humana’s VP, Regional Market President – Medicaid CEO and previously as Director of Innovation and as Director, Corporate Strategy and Population Health and Director Product Management & Strategy, Medicaid/Medicare-Dual Eligibles, LTSS, & Behavioral Health.

Anita Holloway

Anita Holloway, MD, MBA
Market Medical Officer
Humana
iCare Board Member


Dr. Holloway is a physician executive and clinician with more than 25 years’ experience caring for and helping providers, employers, health plans, individual patients, and community leaders obtain appropriate care and address the needs of patients. Her areas of expertise include healthcare management, evidenced-based medicine, strategic planning, advocacy, interdisciplinary collaboration, project management, disease management and data analysis. She received her MD at the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and her MBA in Health Management from The Johns Hopkins University – Carey Business School.

Lisa Holden

Lisa Holden, speaker at iCare Forum

Lisa Holden, RN
Vice President Accountable Care/Operations
Humana / iCare


Lisa Holden is iCare's Vice President of Accountable Care. Over the past thirty years, she has been focused on education and advocacy for underserved individuals and communities. 

Bill Jensen

Bill Jensen, EmCee of iCare

Master of Ceremonies Bill Jensen, MBA
Vice President
Humana / iCare


Mr. Jensen is responsible for all of iCare’s sales, marketing, public relations and new business development activities.  Previously, Mr. Jensen was Corporate Strategy and Compliance Officer for Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, a staff-model HMO consistently ranked among NCQA’s top ten nationally.  Mr. Jensen holds an MBA in marketing and a BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  He has participated in workgroups and studies sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Strategies, the SNP Alliance, the National Quality Forum and NCQA.

iCare supports health equityWhy attend?

You should register if you are interested in improving health births in Wisconsin. A few examples of those who may want to attend include:

  • Birth-to-3 programs in Wisconsin
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHCs) in Wisconsin
  • OB Physicians
  • Clinical Neonatal Programs
  • Internal Medicine Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Community organizations
  • Wisconsin Community Prenatal Care Coordination (PNCC) agencies
  • Wisconsin HMOs and MCOs
  • Elected Officials
  • Tribal representatives
  • Local public health departments
  • Media

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