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May 26, 2021 | online

2021 Integrated Health Care conference

Integrated Health Care conference


Please note that all listed times are Mountain Standard Time. Check this time conversion website to verify the correct start times in your time zone.

9 – 9:05 a.m. — Welcome and opening remarks

  • Deborah Helitzer, dean and professor, ASU College of Health Solutions

9:05 – 9:10 a.m. — Introduction to the 2021 Integrated Health Care Conference

  • Ronald O’Donnell, clinical professor and 2021 IHC conference chair, ASU College of Health Solutions

9:10 – 9:25 a.m. — How COVID-19 May Have Changed Medicine for the Better

  • Dr. Frank LoVecchio, medical director of clinical and community translational research, ASU College of Health Solutions

9:25 – 9:30 a.m. — Break

9:30 – 10:40 a.m. — Population Health in an Integrated Care Environment: Payer and Provider Collaboration to Improve Patient Outcomes


  • David Allazetta, CEO, Novum Behavioral Health Systems
  • Jami Snyder, director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • James Stringham, vice president/CEO, Banner University Health Plans
  • Charlton Wilson, chief medical officer, Mercy Care


  • Dr. Satya Sarma, medical director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AZHCCS)

10:40 – 10:45 a.m. — Break

10:45 – 11:25 a.m. — The Value of Health Literacy Training for Employee Population Health: Clinical and Economic Benefits of Empowering Consumers to Talk with their Doctors

  • Alfred Lewis, CEO, Quizzify LLC; founder, Validation Institute
  • Dr. Robert Groves, executive vice president and chief medical officer, Banner|Aetna (a joint venture between Banner Health and Aetna/CVS)

11:25 – 11:30 a.m. — Break

11:30 a.m. – noon — Analysis of Effects of COVID-19 Vaccine Strategies on Population Health

  • Robert Kaplan, distinguished research professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; adjunct professor of medicine, Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center

Noon – 12:15 p.m. — Break

12:15 – 1:25 p.m. — A Shot of Prevention: Population Health Management Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccination to Target Disenfranchised, Minority and Rural Communities


  • Evelyn Burrell, clinical training director, Northern Arizona University; owner, Arise Consultation and Training Services
  • Yajaira Johnson-Esparza, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, UT Health San Antonio; integrated behavioral consultant at Robert B. Green Family Health Center
  • Cathy Hudgins, director of behavioral health, New Horizons Healthcare; faculty associate and SME for Project ECHO for Behavioral Health Integration at ASU Project ECHO
  • Robynne Lute, integrated care provider at Compass Health Network; consultant for integrated health care
  • Sue Tham, deputy associate director, Tribal Behavioral Health Authority, Pascua Yaqui Tribe
  • Eboni Winford, director of research and health equity, Cherokee Health Systems


  • Lesley Manson, clinical associate professor and associate chair of integrated initiatives, ASU College of Health Solutions; consultant for integrated health care

1:25 – 1:30 p.m. — Break

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. — Team-based Care and the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment Challenges in the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Kristen K. Will, clinical associate professor, ASU College of Health Solutions

1:45 – 2 p.m. — Family Check-Up 4 Health program: A randomized clinical trial in primary care

  • Cady Berkel, associate professor, ASU College of Health Solutions