Block-by-Block Better Health
Building Healthy Communities in Northeast Ohio
Friday, November 9, 2018| 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
Summit County Public Health
1867 West Market Street, Building A | Akron, OH 44313
Toyin Ajayi, MD. MPhil
Chief Health Officer
Cityblock Health
Keynote Address:
Bringing a new approach to urban health – one block at a time
Cityblock Health is a novel community-based care delivery company in New York City, NY, designed to serve populations with complex needs. It partners with community-based organizations, health plans and clinicians to tackle challenges of urban health. Cityblock focuses on providing access to integrated primary care, behavioral health and social services for Medicaid and low-income Medicare beneficiaries with the aim of building a scalable solution that addresses the root causes of poor health in underserved populations. In addition to care delivery services, Cityblock leverages the power of technology to codify workflow and enhance communication between care teams, members and the communities in which they reside to achieve shared goaols and drive action and accountability at scale. Lastly, Cityblock's Neighborhood Hubs are living, breathing spaces for caregivers, members, and local organizations to meet, engage, and execute on the many factors that affect health at the local level. Cityblock customizes its Hubs, community by community, to meet their needs and support their vision.

Toyin served as Chief Medical Officer of Commonwealth Care Alliance, a nationally-renowned integrated health plan and care delivery system for individuals dually-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. In this role, she led clinical operations, spearheaded care delivery innovations and oversaw multi-disciplinary teams of clinicians, community health workers and administrators serving more than 20,000 beneficiaries across the state of Massachusetts. Toyin is a board-certified Family Physician, and continues to practice primary care and hospital medicine, focused on patients with chronic, complex and end-of-life needs.

Nick Browning
President, Huntington Bank, Akron Region
President, Huntington-Akron Foundation
Featured Speaker:
Building a Better Akron
The Huntington-Akron Foundation is helping to convene, inform, align and invest in the work of like-minded funders and provider organizations to improve the lives of individuals and families living in Akron’s neighborhoods. Nick recognizes that basic health and social needs must be met while at the same time advancing efforts around sustainable economic development through comprehensive data-informed planning and implementation.

Reaction Panel:
Norman Christopher, MD
Chaiman, Department of Pediactrics
Akron Children's Hospital

Joel Davidson, MD, FAAP
Community Pediatrics Resident Education Coordinator
Akron Children's Hospital
Andrew Overbeck, AICP
Chris Richardson, M.Ed
Chief Executive Officer
AxessPointe Community Health Centers Inc.

Donna Skoda, MS, RD, LD
Health Commissioner
Summit County Public Health
Derran K. Wimer
Executive Director
Summit Education Initiative
Breakout Sessions:
  • Social determinants of health and improvement strategies: A workshop
    Adam T. Perzynski, PhD & Aleece Caron, PhD - The MetroHealth System
  • Community collaboration to address childhood asthma
    P. Cooper White, MD - Akron Children's Hospital
    Sam Rubens, MPA, RS, - Akron Regional Air Quality Management District, Summit County Public Health
  • Better Health Partnership updates

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) through the joint providership of Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron and Better Health Partnership. The Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the OSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

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Carol Kaschube
Customer Relations and Business Manager