Davis Lecture: Paying for Social Care, Investing in What Matters

The Center for Health Administration at the Crown Family School invite you to

Michael M. Davis Lecture Series

“Paying for Social Care: Investing in What Matters”


Two major reports from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) in 2019 and 2021 have called for clinicians, health care systems, and society to foster health equity by integrating social care into health care delivery and partnering with communities to address social determinants of health. However, good intentions by clinicians and systems are stymied by payment restrictions and the outright lack of payment for social interventions that may improve health and reduce costs. Value-based care initiatives and demonstration projects under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) provide some flexibility but are not widespread and need further development and evaluation. As framed by a model included in both NASEM reports, health care organizations are increasing awareness about social risk factors and social needs, adjusting care based on this awareness, helping address needs, aligning health care resources with community priorities and assets, and advocating for more social resources to improve community health and well-being. The 2 NASEM reports call for payment reform to provide clinicians and organizations maximum flexibility in addressing the health and social care needs of individuals and communities.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn about social care – what is it and why is it vital to health care.
  • To be educated on value-based care as an investment in social care and Medicare innovations.
  • To learn how social workers nationally can be advocates and ambassadors for social care and fees/payment reform.

Presented by Robyn Golden, PhD.​, Chairperson of the Department of Social Work; RUSH University and Bonnie Ewald, MPPS.​, Assistant Professor,​ RUSH University.

Moderated by Jeanne C. Marsh, PhD, MSW, George Herbert Jones Distinguished Service Professor; Director, Center for Health Administration Studies; Co-Director, Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy

The event is free open to the public. Registration required.

Hybrid Presentation: In-person and virtual via Zoom

1.5 CEUs available for $30, select Add-On.

Lunch provided for in-person attendees, registration required.



  • Eligibility for CEU’s requires indication at registration, attendance to live event, and completion of the post-event survey.
  • Post event, pending attendance verification, a PDF copy of the CEU certificate will be sent to the email provided during registration.
  • 1.5-hour CEU’s are available for $30. The Professional Development Program (PDP) is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers (LSW/LCSW), clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors (LPC/LCPC). License #s 159.000140, 168.000115, and 268.000004.

If you have any questions about access or to request a reasonable accommodation that will facilitate your full participation in this event such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille or electronic text, food options for individuals with dietary restrictions, etc. please contact the event organizer.