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On Demand Webinar - How Community-Based Organizations Can Harness Healthcare Partnerships & Technology for a More Sustainable Future

Ernest Cawvey, Executive Director, Macomb Community Action Agency | Clinton Township, MI

Trudy Williams, Director of Utilization Management, Team Wellness Center | Detroit, MI  

Erica Friedman, State Director, Michigan Community Network, Healthify

Community-based organizations (CBOs) play a key role in improving the healthcare delivery system. Research has confirmed what many have known all along, that social needs are closely tied to health outcomes and equity. Community organizations, with an unparalleled knowledge of local culture and needs, have an opportunity to strategically leverage their capabilities for the betterment of their community. Through healthcare partnerships and technological innovation, CBOs can take the lead in healthcare transformation.

Register now and join our panel of community leaders for a conversation on best practices when approaching healthcare-CBO partnerships, and how to effectively leverage technology to coordinate care and improve health outcomes.

Topics Include:

  • Healthcare Transformation: Learn how community-based organizations and healthcare partnerships are essential in the transition towards value-based care.
  • Leverage Technology: Discover the role of technology in improving care coordination and increasing capacity to better meet community needs.
  • The Michigan Community Network: Understand how social service providers and health plans in Michigan are moving the needle on social services integration.                

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Meet the Speakers

Trudy Williams, Director of Utilization Management 

Trunella (Trudy) Williams, is the Director of Authorization and Utilization Management at Team Wellness Center, located in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. In her former role as the Director of Programming, Trudy played an instrumental role in developing key programs, including: Permanent Supportive Housing; Individualized Placements and Supports Supportive Employment Program.; the various Vocational Trainings; and others. Trudy’s professional roles include being a trainer for the National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Permanent Supportive Housing Program as well as a Fidelity Reviewer for the State of Michigan regarding the Individualized Placements and Supports Program Evidenced Based Model. Trudy holds a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management with a focus in Mental Health.

Ernest Cawvey, Executive Director

Ernest Cawvey is the Director of Macomb Community Action and part of the national Community Action movement. Previously, Ernest worked for the Michigan Public Health Institute, advancing population health approaches through work on the State Innovation Model via the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. He has a broad range of experience supporting community development, economic development, and cross-sector approaches to advance health equity and address the social determinants of health. Ernest has worked to develop innovative investment opportunities for regional stakeholders through his work with ReThink Health, the Oxford Free Clinic, the Kalamazoo Poverty Reduction Initiative, and the Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations. Across these positions, Ernest has consulted on a range of population health projects and hospital-community partnerships. Ernest holds an MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University, a graduate certificate from the Moynihan Institute for Global Affairs and the Transnational NGO Initiative, and a BA in International Affairs from Kalamazoo College. 

Meet the Moderator

Erica Friedman, State Director, Michigan Community Network

Erica is the Michigan State Director at Healthify, a social determinants of health tech company dedicated to closing the health equity gaps in our communities. Erica has 15+ years of experience in social impact technology and healthcare, including five years as an inpatient medical social worker at the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Erica attended the University of Michigan where she studied political science and psychology. She received her Masters in Social Work and Public Health (MSW/MPH) at the University of Pittsburgh. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA.

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