Summit Tracks


To break down industry silos and increase cross-sector collaboration, tracks at the Summit are flexible and cover what we believe to be the most influential forces in community and population health today. We encourage attendees to mix sessions in their own field with sessions on topics they are interested in but may know less about. While sessions may fit into more than one track, each prospective presenter should indicate the track within which the session would fit best.

Addressing Social Factors for Better Patient Outcomes: Effective Partnerships Between Healthcare and Non-Healthcare Sectors

To break down industry silos and increase cross-sector collaboration, tracks at the Summit are flexible and cover what we believe to be the most influential forces in community and population health today. We encourage attendees to mix sessions in their own field with sessions on topics they are interested in but may know less about. While sessions may fit into more than one track, each prospective presenter should indicate the track within which the session would fit best.

Selling Health: Effective Communication to Drive Change

Health communication plays an important role not just in disseminating health information, but in influencing behavior, supporting individuals’ desires to live healthier, improving communications between practitioners and the public, and facilitating collaboration. Sessions in this track will focus on encouraging healthy behaviors and communicating with decision-makers.

Advancing Health Equity: Strategies for Systemic Change

Every person should have the opportunity to achieve optimal health, yet good health is not distributed evenly across populations. To achieve health equity, we need to implement changes to systems that impact health, as well as examine our own implicit biases as leaders and practitioners. Systemic changes include examining and refreshing policies and practices of agencies and institutions. This track will focus on creating institutional and systemic change, including strategies for identifying and addressing institutional racism and implicit biases. Session presenters will share tools, processes, assessment strategies, and lessons learned.

Harnessing Information: Approaches to Sharing and Using Data to Power Cross-Sector Collaboration and Health Improvement

Sound public health investments and successful collaborations require effective systems for sharing and utilizing data and information. Inability to share data across (or within) organizations prevents the strategic and innovative use of data for the benefit of Texans and wastes valuable resources. This track includes sessions focused on data-sharing and data utilization for population health improvement

Fostering Healthy Places: Cross-Sector Approaches to Improve Health Where Texans Learn, Earn, and Pray

Healthier institutions support healthier people; this is especially true of the spaces in which we spend so much of our lives. Creating deep and lasting health improvements in these settings requires a systemic approach that empowers individuals to become change agents for their health and the health of others. Sessions in this track will focus on improving health within institutions like schools, workplaces, and places of worship, through partnerships with organizations outside of the target institution.

Building Healthy Communities: Collective Action to Drive Systemic Change

In order to transform health, we must collectively build communities in which all people have the opportunity to thrive. When organized and led effectively, cross-sector coalitions and non-traditional partnerships at local and state levels are uniquely capable of driving systemic change toward the creation of this culture of health. Sessions in this track will focus on the use of collective action to to catalyze the creation of thriving communities through better policies, built environments, and public spaces.
Addressing Social Factors for Better Patient Outcomes: Effective Partnerships Between
Healthcare and Non-Healthcare Sectors
To improve health outcomes of their patients, health care system innovators are experimenting with strategies to address the social and environmental factors impacting their patients’ health. These strategies often include partnering with and integrating the work of professionals who specialize in addressing non-healthcare factors, including housing, legal issues, parenting support, healthy behaviors, and food insecurity. Sessions in this track will share promising practices and lessons learned for linking or integrating medical care and non-medical services, and discuss individual, institutional, and system-level challenges and supports for partnerships between health care and other sectors.
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