2019 Connectivity Summit
on Rural Aging

Demystifying “Social Determinants of Health” to
Promote Healthier Aging in the 21st Century

August 14 – 15, 2019 | Nashville, Tennessee

About The Summit

This year, we will focus on, “Demystifying Social Determinants of Health to Promote Healthier Aging in the 21st Century.” The two-day event will inspire a lively conversation and action-oriented agenda focused on addressing social determinants of health, as part of our broader campaign to tackle social isolation and improve the health and well-being of older Americans, especially those who live in rural areas.

Increasingly, stakeholders across the United States recognize that social determinants of health play an important role in understanding population health and improving health outcomes. Not coincidentally, we are starting to understand the serious public health threat posed by social isolation and loneliness, particularly for older Americans.

This year’s Summit bridge the topics to explore how social determinants of health impact older Americans’ social connectedness. We will explore how social and community support, food security, transportation, available health services, and other environmental factors influence older Americans’ quality of life and their social connections. The Summit will be an incubator for collaboration among diverse stakeholders to evaluate existing models of success and to consider new opportunities to address social isolation and improve the well-being of rural seniors.

More information on this year’s Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging will be coming shortly!

Co-Sponsors

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Donato J. Tramuto
Chief Executive Officer,
Tivity Health
Founder,
Health eVillages

Dr. Joe Coughlin
Founder & Director,
MIT AgeLab

David B. Nash, MD, MBA
Dean,
Jefferson College of Population Health

Sponsoring Partners

Speakers


Senator William H. Frist, MD


Katie Couric


Caraline Coats
Vice President,
Humana’s Bold Goal and Population Health Strategy


Heather Dimeris, M.S., R.D.
Deputy Associate Director,
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy


Garth Graham, MD, MPH, FACP, FACC
Vice President,
Community Health & Impact, CVS Health President, Aetna Foundation


Mary Grealy
President,
Healthcare Leadership Council


Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience,
Brigham Young University


Cara V. James, PhD
Director,
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Paul Keckley
Managing Editor,
The Keckley Report


Jill A. Lesser
President,
WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, a Network of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s


Alan Morgan, MPA
Chief Executive Officer,
National Rural Health Association


David B. Nash, MD, MBA
Dean,
Jefferson College of Population Health


Rick Nicholls
Chief of Staff,
Administration for Community Living


Anand Parekh, MD
Chief Medical Advisor,
Bipartisan Policy Center


Jamo Rubin, MD
President,
Signify Community


Joseph B. Sobel, M.D, MPH, MBA
Vice President & Chief Medical Officer of Senior Products,
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee


Phil Suiter
Vice President and Chief Wellness Officer,
Walmart Health and Wellness’ Care Clinics


Donato J. Tramuto
Chief Executive Officer,
Tivity Health
Founder,
Health eVillages


Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA​
Chief Health Officer & Senior Vice President, Market Innovation,
Solera Health


Robin Whitney
Chief Strategic Planning, Business Development, Real Estate Officer, Chief Construction and Property Management Officer,
ProMedica