JFS Community Connections: “Looking Beyond Health Care: What Determines a Healthy Community” with DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth Or
5315 Creedmoor Road
Raleigh, NC 27612

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Join us for a special evening with NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr. Mandy Cohen.

Mandy Cohen, the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, will discuss the Department’s efforts to look beyond what is typically thought of as “health care” and invest more strategically in health—both medical care and the social determinants of health. The Department’s goal is to better knit together communities and the healthcare system to drive better health and well-being for all North Carolinians through initiatives including standardized set of social determinants of health screening questions, a resource platform to connect people with health-related resource needs with resources in their communities, and private-public partnership pilots.

About the speaker:

Mandy K. Cohen, MD, MPH

Since being appointed as Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in January, Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, and her team have worked tirelessly to improve the health safety and well-being of North Carolinians. DHHS

is a cabinet-level agency with approximately 16,000 employees and an annual budget of $20 billion. Among her top priorities are combating the opioid crisis, building a strong, efficient Medicaid program, and improving early childhood education.

Cohen is an internal medicine physician and has experience leading complex health organizations. Before coming to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services she was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She brings a deep understanding of health care to the state and has been responsible for implementing policies for Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Federal Marketplace.

A graduate of Cornell University, she received her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine, a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and trained in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Cohen is married to Sam Cohen, a health care regulatory lawyer. The couple has two daughters, ages 3 and 5.

This event is free, but registration is required below. Please consider a donation of $5/person to offset our costs.

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