Aug. 6 from 2-3 p.m. CT

  • Free to members and nonmembers
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Webinar Description

Community-based organizations around the country have been taking swift action to support clients and communities with the emergent needs resulting from racial injustice and the COVID-19 crisis. Do you know if your efforts have been effective? Who has been helped? Who has been left out? During this webinar, learn to use the nationally adopted Well-Being in the Nation (WIN) measures to advance equity in “the time of corona” and demonstrate your organization’s impact.

The WIN measurement framework brings to light the different ways that poverty and income inequality are impacting people in the U.S. Powerful measures and an equity lens are applied to understand who is struggling and suffering and what they might need to improve well-being.

Experts from Well-Being and Equity in the World (WE) will help webinar participants dig into the data to see what shapes health, safety, and opportunity for different groups in your community. Connect with others, especially those affected by inequities, to understand, develop solutions, and act.

About the Alliance Health Equity Series

Everyone needs the building blocks for health and well-being in order to thrive, reach their full potential, and meaningfully contribute to society. But as the ongoing COVID-19 crisis demonstrates, people of color and many others are disproportionately affected by sickness and death due to reduced access to testing, higher chronic disease burden, and historical racial bias within health care institutions. The Alliance strategic action network is committed to health equity as a key strategy to increase the safety and well-being of individuals, families, and communities most impacted by inequality and racism. This is done by:

More from WE and the Alliance:

The Well-Being In the Nation (WIN) measurement framework was created by the WIN Network, which works to:

  1. Expand the vital conditions everyone needs to thrive—without exception—through relationships and system change.
  2. Change culture, policies, and systems that perpetuate legacies of trauma and exclusion to ones which create dignity and inclusion.
  3. Shift from a reactive, adversity-based economy to a proactive well-being-based economy.

Takeaways

  • Use the WIN database and tools to identify community data across the U.S.
  • Strategize how the WIN framework can apply to communities with high rates of COVID-19, racial injustice, and health disparities
  • Understand how to assess organizational impact in advancing health equity using the WIN measures

Who Should Attend

  • Program directors
  • Executives
  • Health & wellness leaders

Presenter

Somava Saha, MD, MS
Executive Lead
Well-being and Equity (WE) in the World & 100 Million Healthier Lives

Somava Saha, MD, MS (aka Soma Stout) has dedicated her career to improving health, well-being, and equity through the development of thriving people, organizations, and communities. She has worked as a primary care internist and pediatrician in the safety net and as a global public health practitioner for over 20 years. She has witnessed and demonstrated sustainable transformation in human and community flourishing around the world.

Currently, Dr. Saha serves as founder and executive lead of Well-being and Equity in the World (WE in the World), as well as executive lead of the Well Being In the Nation (WIN) Network, which work together to advance inter-generational well-being and equity.  She also continues to serve as faculty at Harvard Medical School and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Over the last five years, as vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Dr. Saha founded and led the 100 Million Healthier Lives (100MLives) initiative, which brought together 1,850 partners in more than 30 countries reaching more than 500 million people to improve health, well-being, and equity. She and her team at WE in the World continue to advance and scale the frameworks, tools, and outcomes from this initiative as a core implementation partner in 100MLives.

Previously, Dr. Saha served as vice president of patient centered medical home development at Cambridge Health Alliance, where she co-led a transformation that improved health outcomes for a safety net population above the national 90th percentile, improved joy and meaning of work for the workforce, and reduced medical expense by 10%.  She served as president of the Medical Staff of Cambridge Health Alliance, as well as founding medical director of the CHA Revere Family Health Center and the Whidden Hospitalist Service, leading to substantial improvements in access, experience, quality, and cost for safety net patients.

In 2012, Dr. Saha was recognized as one of 10 inaugural Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leaders for her contributions to improving the health of the nation. She has consulted with leaders from across the world, including the United Kingdom, Guyana, Sweden, Singapore, Australia, Tunisia, Denmark, and Brazil. She has appeared on a panel with the Dalai Lama, keynoted conferences around the world, and had her work featured on Sanjay Gupta, the Katie Couric Show, PBS, and CNN. In 2016, she was elected as a Leading Causes of Life Global Fellow.

Direct questions to Roquel Jones, operations associate at the Alliance.