May 7 from 2-3 p.m. CT

  • Free
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Webinar Description

Many community-based organizations are taking swift action to support children, families, and communities in response to the emergent needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This online forum will help you use real-time, simple, powerful measures to better understand who is most at risk, what they might need to improve their well-being, and how to demonstrate your impact. Learn to use the nationally adopted Well Being In the Nation measures to assess and improve your response to emerging needs now and in the future. 

Who Should Attend

  • Program Directors
  • CEOs
  • Health & Wellness Leaders

Presenters

Somava Saha, MD, MS
Executive Lead
Well-being and Equity (WE) in the World & 100 Million Healthier Lives

Somava Saha, MD, MS (aka Soma Stout) has dedicated her career to improving health, well-being, and equity through the development of thriving people, organizations, and communities. She has worked as a primary care internist and pediatrician in the safety net and a global public health practitioner for over 20 years. She has witnessed and demonstrated sustainable transformation in human and community flourishing around the world.

Currently, Dr. Saha serves as founder and executive lead of well-being and equity in the World (WE in the World), as well as executive lead of the Well Being In the Nation (WIN) Network, which work together to advance inter-generational well-being and equity.  She also continues to serve as faculty at Harvard Medical School and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Over the last five years, as vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Dr. Saha founded and led the 100 Million Healthier Lives (100MLives) initiative, which brought together 1,850+ partners in 30+ countries reaching more than 500 million people to improve health, well-being, and equity. She and her team at WE in the World continue to advance and scale the frameworks, tools, and outcomes from this initiative as a core implementation partner in 100MLives.

Previously, Dr. Saha served as vice president of Patient Centered Medical Home Development at Cambridge Health Alliance, where she co-led a transformation that improved health outcomes for a safety net population above the national 90th percentile, improved joy and meaning of work for the workforce, and reduced medical expense by 10%.  She served as president of the Medical Staff of Cambridge Health Alliance, as well as founding medical director of the CHA Revere Family Health Center and the Whidden Hospitalist Service, leading to substantial improvements in access, experience, quality, and cost for safety net patients.

In 2012, Dr. Saha was recognized as one of ten inaugural Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leaders for her contributions to improving the health of the nation. She has consulted with leaders from across the world, including the United Kingdom, Guyana, Sweden, Singapore, Australia, Tunisia, Denmark, and Brazil. She has appeared on a panel with the Dalai Lama, keynoted conferences around the world, and had her work featured on Sanjay Gupta, the Katie Couric Show, PBS, and CNN. In 2016, she was elected as a Leading Causes of Life Global Fellow.

Seth Fritsch
Project Manager
Well-being and Equity (WE) in the World & 100 Million Healthier Lives

Seth Fritsch is currently the project manager and a coach for 100 Million Healthier Lives, supported by WE in the World (Public Health Foundation Enterprises). Previously, he worked with a variety of community organizations and government administrations in facilitation and community development roles. Through Fritsch’s professional journey, he has learned several important lessons, including how essential it is to sustain equitable shared governance by co-designing solutions with people with lived experience.

 

 

 

Direct questions to Roquel Jones, operations associate at the Alliance.