Dr. Jennifer Walthall, Secretary of Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), will provide an inspiring lecture on the social determinants of health and how they informed her career path and her present focus at FSSA. She will leave you thinking in a whole new way about how to improve population health in Indiana, particularly among our most vulnerable Hoosier citizens.
This is the first of four lectures in CICOA’s 2019 Envision Lecture Series, which will be hosted in CICOA’s conference space at 8440 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Ste. 175, Indianapolis, 46240.
$10; free for students
9:00 a.m. Networking
9:15 a.m. Presentation
10:00 a.m. Q&A
10:30 a.m. Dismissal
About Dr. Walthall:
Jennifer Walthall, M.D., M.P.H. was appointed Secretary of the Family and Social Services Administration by Governor Eric J. Holcomb on Jan. 9, 2017. Prior to this appointment, she served as the Deputy State Health Commissioner and Director for Health Outcomes at the Indiana State Department of Health. Dr. Walthall is currently a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. She served as the Division Chief for Pediatric Emergency Medicine and was the Program Director for the Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics Residency from 2007-2015.
Dr. Walthall works clinically in the Riley Hospital for Children Emergency Department. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston Honors College and her Master in Public Health at the Richard Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University. She earned her Medical Doctorate at Indiana University School of Medicine and is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics.
Dr. Walthall is dedicated to building effective and efficient delivery of health care and social services to Hoosiers. She takes a public health and wellness approach to policy decisions and is committed to strategic alignment across government and the private sector to improve health outcomes.
The Family and Social Services Administration is a health care and social service funding agency that administers services to over one million Hoosiers through six care divisions: The Division of Family Resources, the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services, the Division of Mental Health and Addiction, the Division of Aging, and the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning. The mission of FSSA is to develop, finance and compassionately administer programs to provide healthcare and other social services to Hoosiers in need in order to enable them to achieve healthy, self-sufficient and productive lives. FSSA is led by the Secretary who is appointed by the Governor and is a member of the Governor’s cabinet.