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Featured Speakers:

Katherine Behan, MD
SVP & Chief Population Health Officer
Jefferson Health

Dr. Kate Behan serves as SVP & Chief Population Health Officer of Jefferson Health, leading Jefferson’s strategy and implementation of value-based care. She has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry holding various roles of increasing responsibilities at several organizations, including Jefferson. Prior to this role, she served as the CMO of the Aria Health Physician Practices, and VP of Clinical Effectiveness at Jefferson Health Northeast.

Dr. Behan received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Providence College in Providence, RI, and her medical degree from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Behan is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She is also President of JeffCare Alliance, Jefferson’s Clinically Integrated Network. In addition, she serves on the Regional Policy Board of the American Hospital Association, and on the Board of the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization.

Daniel Kofi Asihene, MD
Family Physician
Jefferson University Physicians

Dr. Daniel (Kofi) Asihene is a family physician who graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine Residency at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center. There, he was involved in Jeff Brenner's hotspotting initiatives to care for high need high cost patients adversely impacted by social determinants of health. He currently practices as a lead physician for Jefferson University Physicians at Jefferson's NorthEast campus.

Melissa Patti, MSW, LCSW
Director of Program Initiatives
Maternity Care Coalition

Melissa Patti is a Philadelphia area social worker who has been working with families for over 15 years. In her current role as Director of Program Initiatives at Maternity Care Coalition, she focused on bringing innovation to home visiting and building strategic partnerships. She is a trained birth doula and child birth educator specializing in maternal behavioral health, and early childhood development. Melissa is passionate about supporting families and improving access to care in Philadelphia communities.


Mitchell A. Kaminski, MD, MBA
Program Director, Population Health
Jefferson College of Population Health

Dr. Kaminski is a family physician who has combined clinical practice and teaching with a career in healthcare leadership that has included private groups, hospital systems, and academic institutions. Previously he served as Chief Clinical Officer at the Delaware Valley ACO, helping to develop the clinical strategy and teams in one of the country’s largest ACOs. He has continued to teach and care for patients part-time, most recently at the Jefferson Department of Family and Community Medicine. He embraces the complex challenges of our transforming national and regional healthcare systems and brings front-line perspectives to his leadership positions.


Social determinants of health have become a primary front in our efforts to achieve better population health and to reduce healthcare disparities. While the need to address SDOH is clear, the “how?” is evolving. How can healthcare systems have an impact on community and social factors? How do frontline healthcare providers add this to busy schedules? Are community agencies prepared to engage with greater need identified through healthcare? How can healthcare systems collaborate with community agencies and with one another most effectively?

Components are being developed: screening tools to capture social determinant opportunities, platforms to partner with community agencies, and protocols to make it all happen.

This PopTalk session will feature a presentation, followed by a discussion among a panel of leaders representing a healthcare system, frontline primary care, and an agency already addressing SDOH for their constituents.

Presentation: 1:00:02