Social Determinants of Health

Date: July 30, 2020

Speaker: Joel Brown, Vice President of Acute Care, ChristianaCare

Topic: Social Determinants of Care

About ChristianaCare

Christiana Care Hospital DelawareHeadquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible, and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, two hospitals (1,227 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care, and women’s health. ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. Christiana Care is continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With their unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.

About Joel M. Brown II, MSM-HCA RRT FAARC

Joel M. Brown II serves the Vice President of Acute Care, for the Medical Group at the Christiana Care Health System. He maintains operational responsibility for all Acute Care clinical practices to include hospital medicine, surgery, critical care, radiology, and other acute practices. In this role, he works in partnership with the Physician Executive, Acute Care to ensure ongoing creation of a collaborative practice environment with a focus on impacting health, standardizing clinical and business operations, and ensuring coordination of care.

Joel is an accomplished Respiratory Care Practitioner and leader in the State of Delaware with over twenty years of experience and an internationally recognized public speaker, researcher, and author. He is an active member of the Delaware State Society for Respiratory Care (DSRC) and an advisory board member for Delaware Technical Community College (Wilmington and Georgetown), West Chester University, and Millersville University’s Respiratory Care programs. In 2012, he was awarded the designation of Fellow for the American Association of Respiratory Care, which is given to leaders in his field that have made a life-lasting impact on the profession. Later, he was awarded the DSRC’s Senator Blevins’s Award for his work towards the advancement of the practice of Respiratory Care and the ARCF Fellowship Award for Neonatal and Pediatric Therapist for his contributions in research. Joel is also the former Chair of the Delaware Department of Professional Regulation’s Respiratory Care Practice Act Council.

Joel is a President of the Executive Board for Delaware Guidance Services and serves on the board of Leadership Delaware. In addition, he is actively involved in a scholarship fund that he and his wife developed for low-income children who plan to attend college.

In addition to his civilian accomplishments, he served and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Reserves as a Medic. Joel is married to his wife, Rashida, and has two lovely daughters, Jordan and Morgan. He and his family also have a rescued English Bulldog named Jax.

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