Healthy Communities Initiative

Healthy Communities Conference Series

New York, New York

December 6, 2019

The community development and health sectors often work in the same communities, with the same people, towards the same aims, but often separately.

Please join us at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for a discussion on how these sectors can work together.  How they can invest together in the upstream social determinants of health.  How they can partner more effectively to improve health and increase health equity.

Invite friends, meet new colleagues, and learn more about innovative and cross-sector work to improve population health.

We look forward to seeing you!

Conference Sponsors:

2:30pm – 3:00pm

REGISTRATION

3:00pm – 3:10 pm

OPENING AND WELCOME REMARKS

  • David Erickson, SVP and Head of Outreach & Education, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Rosa Gil, Founder, President & CEO, Comunilife

3:05pm – 3:40pm

HEALTH & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INVESTING IN NEIGHBORHOODS

Moderator:  Javier Silva, Associate Director, Community Engagement – Federal Reserve Bank of New York

  • Michellene Davis, Executive Vice President – RWJ Barnabas Health
  • Wayne Meyer, President – New Jersey Community Capital
  • Abigail Suarez, Vice President, Global Philanthropy – JP Morgan Chase & Co.

3:40pm – 4:25pm

ANCHOR STRATEGIES TO CREATE OPPORTUNITIES IN NEIGHBORHOODS

Moderator:  Ron Taylor, Officer, Diversity & Inclusion – Federal Reserve Bank of New York

  • Hector Batista, Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief Operating Officer – The City University of New York
  • Mitchell Katz, President & Chief Executive Officer – NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation
  • Tyler Norris, President – Well Being Trust
  • Julia Ryan, Vice President, Health Initiatives – Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
  • Tom Wright, President & CEO – Regional Planning Association

4:25pm – 5:40pm

CROSS-SECTOR STRATEGIES IN A PLACE:  THE BRONX

Moderator: Dave Chokshi, MD, Chief Population Health Officer – NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation

  • Donnel Baird, Founder & CEO – BlocPower
  • Brian Bannon, The Merryl and James Tisch Director – New York Public Library
  • Antony Bugg-Levine, President & CEO – Nonprofit Finance Fund
  • Marlene Cintron, President – Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation
  • Gary Cunningham, President & CEO – Prosperity Now
  • Kimberly Latimer-Nelligan, President – Low Income Investment Fund

5:40pm – 5:55pm

CLOSING CONVERSATION

  • Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, Clinical Professor Global Health – New York University
  • Don Schwarz, MD, Senior Vice President, Program – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

5:55pm – 6:00pm

Wrap Up and Next Steps

  • Andrea Levere, President Emerita – Prosperity Now

6:00PM – 7:00PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION

New York Fed President John C. Williams and leaders from New Jersey Community Capital and RWJ Barnabas Health tour one of the refurbished houses in Newark, NJ that is the result of how the healthcare and hosing sectors are collaborating to make a difference.

The top contributors to long-term health may be surprising.  Only a fraction of what affects our health is actually related to healthcare.  Below are links to two videos that provide some insights on how to improve outcomes for long-term health:

*  Meeting People Where They Really Are (David Erickson, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic’s Transform 2018 Conference)

*  What Really Makes Us Healthy? Health Beyond Healthcare (William Dowling, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)