June 10, 2021


About The Event

The mounting social unrest, extreme economic uncertainty and glaring health care disparities our country has seen over the past year have reinforced the need for employer benefits programs to account for and directly address employees’ social determinants of health (SDoH), which drive 80% of health outcomes.* 

Join us for a conversation on employer considerations in designing a benefits program and workforce vaccination strategy that incorporates SDoH in order to support the unique and dynamic needs of employees. Learn how the latest research on health equity and use of data-driven insights can address a diverse range of SDoH challenges and achieve an equitable benefits design.  

This webinar will cover: 

  • How have the pandemic, racial inequities and other factors intensified the impacts of the social determinants of health and how does this affect employee health and productivity? 
  • Social determinants of health impact vaccine access and literacy. As employers implement workforce vaccination plans, how can they tailor education and communication strategies to vulnerable populations?  
  • How can data help employers identify their vulnerable populations and drive actionable, personalized recommendations that empower employees to better manage their health? 

*Source: Sherman, Health Affairs, 36:2 2017​ 

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This program is valid for 1.00 Professional Development Credit toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.

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Speaker Details

Dr. Bruce Sherman

Medical Advisor, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions and Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health Education at UNC-Greensboro

Bruce Sherman, MD, FCCP, FACOEM, is medical advisor for the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, where he provides clinical support for organizational activities. He also serves as medical director for Cone Health in Greensboro, NC, where he provides clinical and strategic support for the employee health plan and broader organizational strategic planning, with the goal of implementing integrated, data-driven approaches to optimize individual and population-level health and well-being. Dr. Sherman has ongoing research interests in the areas of equitable employer health benefits strategies, disparities in care and the business value of investments in workforce health. Previously, he served as the consulting corporate medical director for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Whirlpool Corporation and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.  
A frequent speaker, Dr. Sherman has presented on a broad array of population health management and human resources practice-related topics to diverse audiences and has published numerous related articles. He received his M.D. from NYU School of Medicine, his MA from Harvard and his ScB from Brown. Finally, he is a member of the clinical faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Mary Cain

Senior Director of Clinical Strategy and Behavior Change, Castlight Health

Mary Cain, MPH, is senior director of clinical strategy and behavior change at Castlight Health, a leading health navigation company that partners with Fortune 500 companies and health plans to transform employee and member benefits, deliver better health outcomes, and maximize returns on health care investments. Throughout her career, Mary has worked in strategic planning and forecasting for health and wellness services organizations developing and delivering health and wellness products, programs and services. She has developed and managed products and services across the health continuum including prevention, lifestyle management and disease management services. She conceived, designed and implemented an award-winning health behavior change coaching program and is passionate about creating opportunities to increase individual activation and for activated patients to engage in self-care.  

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