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HEALTH OF AMERICA VIRTUAL FORUM

October 20 + 21, 2021 | Virtual Meeting

Join leading industry experts, innovators and healthcare decision makers as we explore two of the most pressing health challenges facing our country today – maternal health and behavioral health.

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$229 All access | $149 single day

The third annual BCBS Health of America Forum will take a deep dive into the key issues driving the maternal and behavioral health crises in America, including racial and health disparities, and what steps should be taken to shape new forward-thinking solutions to reimagine a more equitable healthcare system for all.

 Day 1: Maternal Health

  • Hear renowned speakers, leading healthcare experts and business leaders explore the broad range of health challenges facing people who are pregnant and their root causes
  • Learn about new research and data insights on concerning maternal health trends, and national health equity programs that are driving positive change for people of color and their babies
  • Engage in active discussions on proven solutions to empower people in the workplace and foster health equity
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 Day 2: Behavioral Health

  • Raise awareness about mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, that affect various generations and marginalized communities
  • Explore ways to reduce stigma associated with mental illness by promoting help-seeking behaviors and emotional wellbeing practices
  • Discover ways to become more resilient and effective in balancing work and life demands

 Agenda

The virtual event will take place over two days with several networking opportunities throughout.

Day 1: Wednesday, October 20
Maternal Health
9:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m. CDT

Day 2: Thursday, October 21
Behavioral Health
9:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m. CDT

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Speakers

Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

13 Year NFL Veteran, Founder and CEO of House of Athlete, Founder and Host of I AM Athlete, Mental Health Advocate, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder of Project 375, Co-Host of First Things First on Fox Sports 1

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Sara Haines

Sara Haines

Co-Host, The View

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Solome Tibebu

Solome Tibebu

Director, The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health, Founder & Host, Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech

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Ryan Connolly, MD, MS

Ryan Connolly, MD, MS

Psychiatrist and Behavioral Health Medical Director, Independence Blue Cross

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Gail Boudreaux

Gail Boudreaux

President and CEO, Anthem, Inc.

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Greg Deavens

Greg Deavens

Chief Executive Officer, Independence Blue Cross

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Stacey Stewart

Stacey Stewart

President and CEO, March of Dimes

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Destiny-Simone Ramjohn, Ph.D.

Destiny-Simone Ramjohn, Ph.D.

Vice President of Community Health and Social Impact, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

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Lisa Harris

Lisa Harris, M.D.

Vice President of Medical Affairs, Excellus Health Plan

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Dr. Jim Polo

Dr. Jim Polo

Executive Medical Director, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon

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Dylan Landers-Nelson

Dylan Landers-Nelson

Director, Business Group on Health

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Mark Talluto

Mark Talluto

Vice President, Strategy and Analytics, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

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Albert Chu

Albert Chu

Executive Director of Health Analytics, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

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Trúc Tang

Trúc Tang

Clinical Quality Program Director of Health Equity, Anthem, Inc.

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 Who Should Attend?

  • Healthcare Providers and Health Payers
  • Professionals in Health Policy, Public Health and Community Health
  • Behavioral Health and Wellness Experts
  • Benefit Design and EAP Decision Makers
  • Business Leaders and DEI Practitioners
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Sponsors

Stay tuned for articles from our innovative thought leaders sharing details on their programs and services directly impacting the maternal health and behavioral health challenges our nation is facing.

Questions?

For questions about the content of this program, please contact Kathy Horky at Kathy.Horky@bcbsa.com or at 312.297.6094. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or cancellation policies, please contact the Conference Registrar at conferences@bcbsa.com or at 312.297.5825.

 

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