Institute for H.O.P.E.™ Seminar Series

Seminar Brings Leading Thought Leaders Together  

Research shows that 80% of a person’s health depends on factors beyond the hospital walls – needs like housing, food insecurity, social isolation and employment.

With the support of nationally renowned speakers, the MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™ aims to deepen understanding of these factors – often referred to as the social determinants of health – and how they contribute to the health and well-being of our community.

October 4, 2021

Addressing Social Determinants Of Health: What the United States Can Learn from Developing Countries 
Monday, October 4, 2021  |  12 noon to 1 p.m. ET

Eugene Richardson, Ph.D., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Join us as Dr. Eugene Richardson will discuss efforts to address social determinants of health (SDOH) in developing countries and what we can learn from those efforts that might be applicable in the United States.

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June 7, 2021

Community Health Equity Through an Academic Lens
Monday, June 7, 2021  |  12 noon to 1 p.m. ET

Evelyn Figueroa, MD
Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

The session will describe how an academic family physician was able to develop community-centered resources for her patients and the larger community. The session helps clinicians improve their skills at locating patient-centered community resources in order to promote wellness and health equity.

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May 3, 2021

A Prescription for the Neighborhood
Monday, May 3, 2021  |  12:00 noon to 1 p.m. ET

Dr. Kelly Kelleher
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Ohio State University College of Pediatrics

Nick Jones
Director of Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Learn how two innovative organizations are leveraging the powerful effects neighborhoods have on the health and well-being of families.

Neighborhoods have independent and powerful effects on child and family health that are not addressable through traditional healthcare services. Community leadership and wealth-building by healthcare organizations may be one solution. We present the case of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Columbus’ South Side neighborhood as instructive.

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March 2021

What Can the Health Care Sector Do About Patients’ Social Conditions?

Dr. Laura Gottlieb
Professor of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco