Two officials from regional office of U.S. Health and Human Services visit Lankenau

The MLH Center for Population Health Research (CPHR) at LIMR was honored to host two officials of the regional office of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday, July 11.

Matthew Baker, (below left) regional director of HHS, and Tom Harris (below center), regional outreach specialist for HHS, visited Lankenau to meet with MLH President and CEO Jack Lynch (above right), MLH Chief Medical Officer Andrew Norton, CPHR Executive Director Sharon Larson (below far right), and others from MLH and CPHR, to discuss the contributions that healthcare systems like MLH can make in defining, in a timely fashion, overall community health needs.

During the morning meeting, Dr. Larson described the research interests of the CPHR staff and offered HHS any assistance needed in helping the agency with its mission to advance population health in our region. Mr. Baker noted that HHS is particularly focused these days on the opioid crisis, value-based health care, health insurance access and affordability, and rural health. Also pictured above are CPHR postdoctoral fellows Justin Beaupre (second from left), and Chidinma Tiko-Okoye (second from right).

While at Lankenau, Mr. Baker (fourth from right) and Mr. Harris (second from right) also visited the Deaver Wellness Farm. They are pictured here with the CPHR staff and Chinwe Onyekere, system director, health equity and GME (center in blue dress).

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