About the Event

In recent years, Philadelphia has gained global influence because of its healthcare institutions, high-quality universities, and business infrastructure. Philadelphia has a long and strong legacy as a global, welcoming city, with a vibrant and diverse community. Since a fourth of Philadelphians are immigrants or first-generation, finding treatments and approaches that are tailored to cultural backgrounds is an important piece of whole person health care.

How can Philadelphia become a leader in health equity among residents of many backgrounds, and ensure that people are treated with an eye toward culturally sensitive whole person health? What can we learn from other countries, or what can we share that we do well?

Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia at B.PHL Innovation Fest as we explore what organizations, providers, payers, and others are doing to treat the whole person – both in Philadelphia and around the world – and how social determinants impact health.

About the Moderator

  • Barbara Williams-Page, DO, Department of Family Medicine, Associate Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

About the Speakers

  • Sophia Ononye-Onyia, PhD, MPH, MBA, Founder and CEO, The Sophia Consulting Firm
  • Seun O. Ross, PhD, Executive Director of Health Equity, Independence Blue Cross
  • Other panelists may be confirmed...

To Register

To register for this panel, you can purchase a B.PHL Innovation Fest pass for 1-day (September 9 only) or 2-day (September 9 & 10) attendance. Tickets to B.PHL Innovation Fest include all panels and activities for the day.

Members of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia will receive a discount to receive 50% off passes. Please contact Stefanie Yeung, Membership Manager, at syeung@wacphila.org or 215-561-4700 x221 if you have not received your discount code but would like to register.

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