Maria Velasquez, MPA
National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs
Maria Velasquez is the Senior Program Manager of National Partnerships for the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs and the Camden Coalition. Maria supports and maintains strategic partnerships and upholds field presence and networking on behalf of the National Center. Previously, she was a National Consultant for the Annie E Casey Foundation Child Welfare Strategy Group working with multiple jurisdictions supporting, coaching and advocating for system reform. In her work at AECF Maria partnered with state leaders and shared culturally sensitive best practices around recruitment, development and support of foster and adoptive families.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Hubs: Synergizing Academia and Community Partners to Address Complex Care Needs
Workshop Description:Academic and community partnerships have the potential to create win-win scenarios for interprofessional learners, patients, and community members. This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn from the experience of the four Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative Hubs, supported by the Camden Coalition and National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. This workshop will provide all participants the opportunity to develop action-oriented goals for their own interprofessional academic-community partnerships. Academic and…
The movement to pay attention to the social determinants of health (SDOH) is strong in health care, and the SDOH are now considered core to health and health care. These wide-ranging drivers that have implications for interprofessional clinical learning environments include: reducing readmissions to hospitals, optimal team composition to address underlying causes of disease, cost savings, value-added care, payment and performance metrics, innovative team-based delivery processes, and social justice. This plenary will focus on three perspectives of the SDOH: business, national focus on…