HPLA Dialogue - March 31, 2021 (Online)

Mar 10, 2021, 14:46 PM by Dylan Lancaster
UTMB’s Office of the President, and the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine present a Health Policy Dialogue on:

The Importance of Institutional Support for Diabetes Prevention

This free webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from Noon to 1:00pm. Speakers at this event are:

  • Elizabeth A. Joy, MD, MPH, FACSM, FAMSSM  -  Senior Medical Director for Wellness & Nutrition, Intermountain Healthcare, Utah.
  • Neha SachdevMD - Director, Health Systems Relationships, American Medical Association (AMA).
  • Janet WilliamsMA  -  Senior Manager, Policy & Health System Strategy, American Medical Association (AMA).

Chair: Ben G. Raimer, MD, MA, FAAP  -  President ad interim, UTMB
Moderator: Carlos A. Clark, DO  -  Chief Medical Information Officer, UTMB


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More Information on our speakers: 

Elizabeth A. Joy, MD, MPH, FACSM, FAMSSM  -  Dr. Joy is Senior Medical Director for Wellness & Nutrition at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah.
She practices Family and Sports Medicine at the Salt Lake LiVeWell Center. She is faculty in the University of Utah Departments of Family & Preventive Medicine, and Nutrition & Integrative Physiology.
She is Past President of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), serves on the Exercise Is Medicine (EIM) Governance Committee, and chairs the EIM Clinical Practice Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors for the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance. Her research interests lie in physical activity promotion and diabetes prevention.

Neha Sachdev, MD  -  Neha Sachdev is the Director of Health Systems Relationships in Improving Health Outcomes at the American Medical Association (AMA). In her role, Dr. Sachdev works with physicians, care teams and health care organizations to implement evidence-based strategies for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Prior to joining the AMA, she was a core faculty attending physician at the Virtua Health family medicine residency program.
Dr. Sachdev completed her residency training in family medicine at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She earned her medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hispanic Studies and Health and Societies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Janet Williams, MA  -  Ms. Janet Williams is senior manager in the Improving Health Outcomes (IHO) group at the American Medical Association.
She has more than 30 years public health program and policy development experience. At the AMA she collaborates with large health systems on strategy development and implementation of a diabetes prevention strategy. She also manages IHO’s policy portfolio that includes institutional, regulatory and legislative policies. She managed the AMA’s prediabetes initiative with the YMCA of the USA under the CMMI award by recruiting clinical practices, health systems and physicians to identify and refer their patients with prediabetes to the YMCA’s program. Janet also serves as the AMA’s Point of Contact and subject matter expert for the CDC’s NDPP Service Center.
Before joining the AMA, Janet was director of tobacco prevention and control for the Cook County Department of Public Health and deputy executive director of public affairs for the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago. She holds a masters in media advocacy and public policy from DePaul University.