Reminder – Roundtable on the CMS Innovation Center Health Equity Strategy

Date: December 6, 2021

Reminder – Roundtable on the CMS Innovation Center Health Equity Strategy this Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center invites you to listen to a special roundtable discussion about the Center’s strategic objective to Advance Health Equity this Wednesday, December 8 from 1:30-3:00pm ET – Register here.

This roundtable is in follow-up to the release of the CMS Innovation Center’s recently published white paper Driving Health System Transformation – A Strategy for the CMS Innovation Center’s Second Decade. It will be an opportunity to hear from thought leaders in the areas of health equity and health care about their perspectives on what the CMS Innovation Center should prioritize when building models to eliminate health inequities; how the Center can better support self-reported demographics and social needs data collection; and ways the Center can help safety net providers overcome obstacles to participating in value-based, accountable care models.

Roundtable speakers will include:

  • Mayra Alvarez; President, The Children’s Partnership
  • Alice Chen; Chief Medical Officer, Covered California
  • Carrie Cochran-McClain; Chief Policy Officer, National Rural Health Association
  • Sinsi Hernández-Cancio; Vice President, Health Justice, National Partnership for Women and Families
  • Cara James; President and CEO, Grantmakers in Health
  • Veronica Mallett; President and CEO, Meharry Medical College Ventures
  • Benjamin Money, Jr.; Senior Vice President, Public Health Priorities, National Association of Community Health Centers
  • Kara Odom Walker; Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer, Nemours Health System        
  • Thomas Sequist; Chief Patient Experience and Equity Officer, Mass General Brigham; Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
  • Karthik Sivashanker; Vice President, Equitable Health Systems Innovation in the American Medical Association Center for Health Equity, American Medical Association

Additionally, CMS welcomes your written comments about the CMS Innovation Center’s health equity strategy objective. Written comments may be submitted at; please use “HEALTH EQUITY ROUNDTABLE” in the subject line of the email.

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