Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM EST
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM EST

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The Westin Alexandria 
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314


The discounted group rate is no longer available.  Contact the hotels directly for availability and rates:

•  The Westin Alexandria (event hotel)
    Book online or call +1 703-253-8600

•  Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town/Duke Street
   1456 Duke Street, Alexandria  VA  22314
   Book online  or call +1 703-548-5474

Registration is open to both PQA members and non-members. Complimentary registration.

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The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) is hosting the “Social Determinants of Health Forum: Exploring Medication Access and Quality” November 14-15 in Alexandria, Va. This multi-stakeholder forum will discuss new opportunities for improving care by targeting patients’ unmet social needs.

To help forum participants identify opportunities to improve medication access and inform quality measurement, PQA will present a conceptual framework of the patient medication access journey. The forum also will explore the ROI of new care delivery models, discuss the role of healthcare providers, including pharmacists, and the utility of new data ecosystems in these models.

PQA invites senior healthcare decision-makers to attend this interactive forum, as consensus and collaboration are needed to address unmet social needs and their impact on medication access and healthcare quality. There is no charge to attend, but individuals must register in advance. Please limit 2-3 representatives per organization.

After attending the forum, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of social determinants on health, including medication access and quality
  • Inform new opportunities for improving care by targeting patients' unmet social needs
  • Socialize a conceptual framework describing the medication access patient journey and its implications for quality measurement
  • Describe how quality performance measurement can reduce disparities and improve access

Forum Agenda

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 
12:00 – 3:30pm     Registration
1:00 – 1:15pm    Welcome Remarks
1:15 – 2:00pm  Keynote: What Makes Us Healthy? The Challenges of the Health Haves and the Health Have Nots
2:00 – 2:45pm    My Zip Code and Me:  When Social Determinants Get Personal
2:45 – 3:00pm Break
3:00 – 4:30pm    What’s the ROI? Bold Goals, Better Outcomes (with Discussion Panel)
4:30 – 6:00pm    Networking Reception
Thursday, November 15, 2018 
8:00 – 8:45am   Continental Breakfast
8:45 – 10:00am    A Conceptual Framework of the Patient Medication Access Journey and Quality Measurement (with Discussion Panel)
10:00 – 10:15   Break
10:15 – 11:00am    Keynote: How Do We Measure a State of Equal and Equitable Opportunity
11:00 – 11:50am          Beyond Risk Adjustment:  The Role of Quality Measurement in Improving Access and Reducing  Disparities (Discussion Panel)
11:50 – 12:00pm   Closing Remarks
12:00pm Adjourn