webinar details:
Thursday, sept 17, 12:00-1:00PM (PDT)

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Continuing our collective work to eliminate health inequities, we are excited to offer a second part to the conversation from last month featuring leaders from: the National Health Foundation, PFCCpartners, Vision y Compromiso, and Cook County Health and Hospitals System.

The leaders on the panel will identify and offer tactics to engage patients and communities to more effectively address health inequities and disparate outcomes. Spotlighting both their successes and challenges, these leaders will also share shifting efforts and necessary steps for a team to bring to the table to support outreach, research, and other community co-design and partnering efforts.

Who should attend this webinar?

Those in community or patient-facing work, supporting efforts to eliminate inequities in health and health care.


Panel moderator:

Mary Minniti
— Senior Policy and Program Specialist, Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC)

Mary Minniti is a certified health care quality professional and peer-reviewed author and has over 25 years experience supporting health care clinicians and staff as they improve the quality and outcomes of care. She has worked on national innovation projects aimed at transforming clinical practice. Collaborating with the American College of Physicians as well as the Primary Care Collaborative, Mary has provided technical assistance to practices on implementing effective patient and family engagement strategies. Prior to joining IPFCC, she served as the Quality Director for a multi-specialty group, led a community-wide national innovation project to improve diabetes and heart failure care, and was principal investigator for an AHRQ patient-centered medication management study.


Kelly Bruno
— President & CEO, National Health Foundation (NHF)

Kelly Bruno is president and chief executive officer of NHF, a nonprofit organization that works within under-resourced communities to identify and advance solutions that remove barriers and promote health for all.  She joined NHF in 2007, bringing over a decade of executive healthcare leadership and social service administration experience to the organization.

Kelly leads a team dedicated to working with local communities to tackle the social determinants of health and right the wrongs of health disparities. One of her most significant contributions was to spearhead a recuperative care program that provides hospitals with a safe place to discharge individuals experiencing homelessness.

Kelly also oversees programs that are changing the way neighborhoods can access healthy foods; shifting the level of expectations teen mothers set for themselves, their academics and their futures; and making it easier and safer for South Los Angeles residents to exercise and be active.


Libby Hoy
— Founder & CEO, Patient & Family Centered Care Partners (PFCCpartners)

As the mother of three sons living with mitochondrial disease, Libby Hoy has over 25 years of experience navigating the healthcare system. She began volunteering as a Parent Mentor in 1995 and has been working to improve health systems and empower patients and families to be active partners in care ever since. Libby strives to build the infrastructure and capacity for healthcare organizations to engage all patients and families, from the bedside to the boardroom.

In 2010, Libby founded PFCCpartners to create a community of patients, families, providers and health care organizations committed to the shared learning of Patient & Family Centered Care practice. PFCCpartners​ also​ ​​supports the PFANetwork, inclusive of more than ​600 Patient Family Advisors working in healthcare settings across the country to partner for improvement in the quality, safety, experience and the design of healthcare.

Libby is committed to partnership and has served as a patient family advisor to organizations such as Center for Medicaid Medicare Services, National Quality Forum, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, National Academy of Medicine and many others. In these efforts and in all activities, she strives to co-create better care and a better healthcare system through partnership.


Leticia Reyes-Nash
Director of Programmatic Services and Innovation, Cook County Health (CCH)

As Director of Programmatic Services and Innovation in the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Leticia Reyes-Nash serves both Chicago and the suburban Cook County region. She works across the system in her current role to expand programs and services for those served by CCH through innovative partnerships with public and private partners with a focus on health equity and justice. Leticia conceptualized, launched, and co-leads the Center for Health Equity and Innovation (the Center) at CCH. The Center brings together CCH’s data analytics, ideation and funding to support better health, stronger communities and impactful investments.

Prior to CCH, Leticia served as the Chief of Health Policy, for the Illinois Department of Public Health where she led the development of Healthy Illinois 2021, a Plan for Population Health Improvement and a Plan for Behavioral and Physical Health Integration. She also secured $25 million and led the implementation of the We Choose Health Initiative implementing policy, system and environmental change in 58 counties in Illinois.

Leticia is seasoned in managing grassroots advocacy and organizing, in addition to her extensive healthcare and government experience, she managed statewide field operations in political campaigns in seven states. She is a Culture of Health Leader, a competitive fellowship program awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in October 2017.


Maria Lemus
— Executive Director, Vision y Compromiso

Maria Lemus is founding Executive Director of Vision Y Compromiso organization since 2000. Visión y Compromiso and its Network of Promotoras and Community Health Worker  is committed to supporting Promotoras and Community Health Workers (P/CHW) towards achieving healthy and dignified lives for Latinos who endure disproportionate rates of health disparities by providing leadership, capacity building and advocacy for over 4000 Promotores and Community Health Workers associated with clinics, hospitals, community based organizations in rural and urban communities.

Prior to Visión y Compromiso, Maria was active as a community consultant to local community organizations.  Her 21 years management experience in Rural Health Division of the California Department of Health Services and the AIDS Office, City and County of San Francisco and the California Department of Corrections.

Maria received a California State Assembly Recognition Resolution, is an alum of the National Hispana Leadership Institute and the California Women’s Policy Institute of the Womens Foundation, received the Community Latina Award by the California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, the Champions of Health Award from the California Center for Public Health, and the Siempre Award by Tiburcio Vasquez Community Clinic, served as a Board member of the Koshland Committee at the San Francisco Foundation, a Fellow of the Purpose Prize, Fellow of the Mexican American Solidarity Foundation, recipient of the Contra Costa Women’s Hall of Fame “Women Improving Healthcare”,  Faculty Advisor for the Women’s Health Leadership and mentor for emerging women leaders, Outstanding PTA President Award, Past President California Chicano Correctional Workers Association.

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