Past Summit Proceedings 2016

Population Health: Leadership for Building Healthier Communities

April 6 - 8, 2016 | San Diego, CA

Summit 2016 addresses population health leadership for Building Healthier Communities through interactive exploration of population health knowledge, practices, measurements, and skills. You will be an active participant in shaping the future of our field by identifying cutting-edge behavioral health leadership roles within collaborative population health strategies. In addition, participants will explore current movements in population health and the implications for behavioral health; examine the intersections of health equity, social justice, and the social determinants of health; understand ways that population health is financed, assessed, and measured; and learn fromplace-based initiatives  promoting healthy, equitable communities.

Summit Schedule

Summit begins at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016 and ends on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. A detailed schedule is available as a PDF download from this link.

The College is pleased to have Prevention Institute co-hosting the 2016 Summit. Prevention Institute is a non-profit, national center dedicated to improving community health and wellbeing by building momentum for effective primary prevention. Primary prevention means taking action to build resilience and prevent problems before they occur. Prevention strategies can be effective in preventing, and reducing severity of some mental health conditions, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Further, good prevention strategies can delay onset and support treatment outcomes for those with mental health conditions. The Institute's work is characterized by a strong commitment to community participation and promotion of equitable health outcomes among all social and economic groups. 

Presenter Materials

Presenter slide decks and other materials shared will be posted to the web site as they are available. Material should be considered the property of the presenter and it's further use should be by request of the individual who produced the material.

Conversation Infographs

Keynote presentations and discussion group conversations were captured through the creation of infographs, which can be viewed from the links below. Each infograph may be viewed as a single image or as a presentation. Copies of the infographs as images may be obtained by contacting the office.

Health Equity and Social Justice Conversation Breakouts

Leadership Conversation Breakouts

Attendee List

The Excel spreadsheet provides contact information for those persons attending the 2016 Summit. Guests who would like to access the file for their records must enter the password provided during the event to open the document. Questions may be directed to the office.


Alfredo Aguirre, PhD, Behavioral
Health Director, San Diego County Health
and Human Services Agency

Maggie Bennington-Davis, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Health Share Oregon

Larry Cohen, MSW, Founder and
Executive Director, Prevention Institute

Larissa Estes, DrPH, Program
Manager, Prevention Institute

Lynda Frost, PhD, Director of Planning
and Programs, The Hogg Foundation
for Mental Health

Anthony Iton, MD, JD, MPH, Senior VP
for Healthy Communities, California Endowment

Ray King, MBA, MPA, President/CEO
Urban League of San Diego

Gregory Knoll, Esq., Executive Director/
Chief Counsel, Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.

Nick Macchione, FACHE, Director
San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency

Sheila Savannah, MA
Director, Prevention Institute

Marvin J. Southard, MSW, Mental Health
Director Emeritus, County of Los Angeles
Department of Mental Health