The true goal of value-based care is to improve costs and outcomes for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or any other factor. The Institute is committed to advancing health value and health equity through identifying, collaborating, and educating around the necessary competencies. We are pleased to share this event which features leaders across industry who are prioritizing equity in their value journey.

Featured Speakers

Opening Keynote


Closing Keynote


*Note: Times and format are subject to change – please check this page to receive the latest up-to-date information.

November 30 (Pre-Event) 

7:00pm ET – Screening and Discussion: The Color of Care 

Produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning director Yance Ford, The Color of Care chronicles how people of color suffer from systemically substandard healthcare in the U.S. and how COVID-19 exposed the tragic consequences of this inequity.

Join us afterward for an important conversation with Keith Gambrell, whose father was the inspiration for the Color of Care.

December 1 (Event Day)

9:00am ET – Welcome and Opening Remarks 

Eric Weaver, Executive Director, Institute for Advancing Health Value 

9:15 ET – Opening Keynote: Policies Evolving Equity in Value-Based Care 

Dr. Dora Hughes, Chief Medical Officer, CMMI
Join an in-depth exploration of the most recent updates from CMMI as they are finalizing details on their strategy refresh to prioritize equity in value-based payment models.  

10:00am ET – Panel DISCUSSION: Health Plan Tactics for Health Equity

Gain insight into how regional payers are driving equity through value-based care. Panelists include:

  • Heather O’Toole, Chief Medical Officer, SelectHealth
  • Edwin Estevez, Market President, Value-Based Care, Prominence Health Plan
  • Danielle Lloyd, Senior VP of Private Market Innovations and Quality Initiatives, AHIP (Moderator)

10:45am ET – Break (15 Minutes)

Remember to play the game (get points and win prizes) and network with your value- and equity-minded peers.

11:00am ET – Panel Discussion: Health Equity Data Reporting and Analytics

Learn how providers are reshaping processes for tracking, analyzing and reporting data so that equity is the outcome of their value-based care work. Panelists include:

  • Jay Bhatt, Executive Director, Deloitte Health Equity Institute
  • Aneesh Chopra, President, Care Journey
  • Tamra Ruyman, Chief of Digital Health, PSW (Moderator)

11:45pm ET – Concurrent Sessions (Choose One)  

  1. Solving for Bias in Data and Algorithms: Andrew Eye, CEO and Founder, ClosedLoop 
  2. Equity in the Healthcare Workforce: John Bluford, President, The Bluford Institute 
  3. Aligning Value-Based Payments With Health Equity – A Framework for Reforming Payment Reforms: Dr. Amol S. Navather, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

12:15pm ET – KEYNOTE (TBA)


Remember to play the game (get points and win prizes) as well as network with your value- and equity-minded peers. 

1:30pm ET – Panel Discussion: Providing for Social Determinants of Health 

Providers are aligning care with what matters most for patients’ health. Learn how leaders are addressing social determinants of health to break down disparities in care.  

  • Lerla Joseph, CEO, CVCHIP
  • Mandy Cohen, CEO, Aledade Care Solutions
  • Philly Laptiste, Chief People Officer, C3 (Moderator)

2:15pm ET – Concurrent Sessions (choose one)  

  1. Providers and Payers Can Help Close the Benefits Gap – Tapping Unutilized Government Resources Available to Underserved and Marginalized Populations: Bert Miuccio, Senior Director, Benefits Data Trust
  2. Culturally Competent Workforce: Dr. Greg Foti, Chief Medical and Transformation Officer, AbsoluteCare
  3. Gender Affirming Care: Dallas Ducar, Founding CEO, Transhealth Northampton

2:45pm ET – Break (15 MINUTES)

Remember to play the game (get points and win prizes) as well as network with your value- and equity-minded peers. 

3:00pm ET – Panel: Empowering Patients to Improve Health Equity 

Patients and family members are literally fighting for healthcare and losing! They suffer immense and innumerable wrongs from a system that is intended to CARE for them. Hear powerful stories and insights that will drive home the need for value to align with equity.  

  • Keith Gambrell, family-member, featured in Color of Care
  • Kistein Monkhouse, Founder, Patient Orator (Moderator)

3:45pm ET – Closing Keynote: Achieving Health Equity Through Transformation and Innovation

Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola, Chief Health Equity Officer, Humana
Ms. Nwando Olayiwola is a family physician and the inaugural Chief Health Equity Officer of Humana. She is a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare and beyond and the proud author of Minority Women Professionals (MWPs) are MVPs. She is the founder of the Association of Minority Women Professionals (AMWP) & Inspire Health Solutions, LLC, which began the very successful national MWPs are MVPs conference series and professional development program in 2017. 

4:45pm ET – Closing Remarks

Eric Weaver, Executive Director, Institute for Advancing Health Value