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Health Equity: A New & Necessary Frontier in Employee Benefits

October 23, 2023

Join Center for Houston’s Future and the Houston Business Coalition on Health (HBCH) on Monday, October 23, for a thought-provoking discussion on the important topic of health equity as an employee benefit.

The discussion, which features leaders from government, academia, employers and nonprofit organizations, will explore innovative strategies that align with employer values, gain management support, incorporate employee perspectives, foster collaborations between health plans and vendors, and address community needs.

Panelists Include:

Brett Perlman, CEO, Center for Houston’s Future

Chris Skisak, PhD, Executive Director, HBCH

Doug Lawson, PhD, CEO, St. Luke’s Health System

Quianta Moore, MD, JD, Executive Director, Hackett Center for Mental Health, Executive President of Health Equity

Shreela Sharma, PhD, Director, UT School of Public Health, Center for Health Equity

Renae Tomczak, CEO, Mental Health America Houston

Who Should Attend:
Houston employers, equity focused organizations, health systems, independent healthcare providers, academic institutions, city and county officials.

Program Objectives:

Create awareness among Houston employers to incorporate equity in benefits design

Understand the health inequities that exist in employer sponsored health benefits design and its relationship to employee and community health outcomes

Describe the value of multi-stakeholder community initiatives that benefit the employer, its employees and families and communities

Learn about a current employer-community equity-based initiative pilot that can serve as a template for other initiatives

Admission to the program is free.


October 23, 2023


Rice BioScience Research Collaborative