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FALL 2022: Public Gain and Private Profit - Earned Value in Social Enterprise
Public-private partnerships have a new player at the table. Social entrepreneurs are building new value propositions that use private investment to produce sustainable social change organizations while delivering direct cost reductions to governmental support for social services. By directly quantifying the economic value that is earned through positive social change, these social enterprises are bringing new life and much-needed balance to an oft-criticized strategy for improving the human condition.
Our keynote speaker provided the context on public and private financing for social entrepreneurs and organizations committed to social change. Our panel of experts contributed a brief case study followed by perspectives born of their experiences in the public and private sector funding.
, D.P.A., ’14, associate professor of social innovation, Graduate School of the University of Maryland, Baltimore
Amma Felix, president and CEO, Collegiate Directions, Inc.
Darius Graham, program director, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Will Anderson, managing director and co-founder, Impact Principals
Video: Public Gain and Private Profit - Earned Value in Social Enterprise
SPRING 2022: Confronting Healthcare Inequities Through Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Inequities in access to care, services received, and outcomes have a long history prior to the current pandemic. However, the pandemic revealed stark healthcare differences by race, ethnicity, and socio-economic class. While there are attempts to eliminate these through national legislation, political divisions make the ultimate outcome uncertain.
The energy of the private sector, particularly of entrepreneurs, demonstrates how specific disparities can harness the potential of technology, addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion even prior to legislative action.
Our panel consisted of experts with the vision, energy, and courage to found businesses that can fill gaps and connect patients with culturally appropriate services and care.
Christopher Gibbons, M.D., M.P.H., digital health innovator, entrepreneur, physician and scientist
Michael Brown, vice president of sales, Hurdle
Yahya Shaikh, M.D., M.P.H., principal scientist, Connected Health Systems at MITRE Corporation
- Ana Castillo-Nye, Ed.M, director, organizational development and community partnerships, Lutherville Pharmacy
Video: Confronting Healthcare Inequities Through Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Our panel of experts—with backgrounds in entrepreneurship and healthcare—discuss inequities in access to care, services received, and outcomes.
SPRING 2021: The Coronavirus Pandemic and Sustained Peak Loads for First Responders: Promoting Resilience and Care for Burnout
First responders must respond to the concurrent economic, social and medical crises confronting our society. Their work ranges from security and law enforcement to medical interventions and social work. It tests the limits of their capacities, and is unrelenting. The panel addressed evidence-based strategies to promote first responders’ resilience, and, when those are not sufficient, treatment and wellness for their recovery.
Lora Peppard, Ph.D., DNP, PMHNP-BC
deputy director for treatment and prevention, Washington/Baltimore HIDTA
director of ADAPT, The University of Baltimore’s Center for Drug Policy and Prevention
TOPIC: Promoting Resilience to Protect and Prevent
View Dr. Lora Peppard's PowerPoint presentation.
D. Kenneth Beyer, FF/EMT, IVT
co-founder and president/CEO, Harbor of Grace Recovery Center
National Law Enforcement/First Responder Wellness Center
TOPIC: Care Services: From Stress & Trauma to Treatment & Wellness
SPRING 2019: Opioids & Addiction: A Public-Health Approach to Change
Trend data on overdose deaths and judicial proceedings show the tragedy of the opioid crisis, its blight on rural and urban America and the failure to resolve it. Where initiatives have made a positive difference, they include a bundle of evidence-based public health, criminal justice and policy actions. The panel of experts addressed the core of a public-health approach to changing the trends in addiction, incarceration and death from opioids.
- Thomas H. Carr , Executive Director, Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement, The University of Baltimore
- Jennifer L. Martin , Deputy Commissioner, Population Health and Disease Prevention, Baltimore City Health Department
FALL 2017: Developing Performance Management Systems for Public-Private Partnerships
Public-private arrangements are increasingly used to address large and complicated endeavors. Managing the performance of these initiatives, however, requires special technical and managerial tools. This dialogue brought together an Italian expert on such performance management systems with experts at the federal and state levels in the U.S. Our U.S. experts used real estate as the focus for their comments.
- Carmine Bianchi, Ph.D., Professor of Business and Public Management, University of Palermo
Steve Cassard, Director of Special Projects, Maryland Economic Development Corporation
- Robert Helwig, J.D., Installations, Housing and Utilities Privatization, Office of the Secretary of Defense (2000-14)
SPRING 2017: The Opioid Addiction Epidemic: Causes, Consequences and Treatments
Pain management and the promotion of prescription medicines led many patients to addiction and the nation to a crisis in managing it. Public- and private-sector experts held an interactive and in-depth discussion of the opioid crisis, sharing insights into lessons learned and next steps followed by an audience Q&A.
Lorena de Leon, MBA, director, National Clinical Programs, OPTUMCare
Kimberly A. Johnson, Ph.D., director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA
- Yngvild Olsen, M.D., M.P.H., FASAM, medical director, Institutes for Behavior Resources Inc/REACH Health Services, ASAM
FALL 2015: Cybersecurity: Is Patient Privacy Extinct? Lessons Learned for Secure, Reliable Public-Private Systems
Privacy breaches to electronic health records and related financial data are happening faster and more frequently than ever. Recently, a breach at a major provider gave unauthorized access to the personal health information of 78.8 million. In light of this and other disturbing developments in the realm of health care privacy, academic and public- and private sector experts led an interactive and in-depth discussion about patient privacy, discussing the issue as it relates to the interaction between public-sector laws and private-sector initiatives and offering insight into lessons learned and next steps.
Kirk Grothe, CEO, Livanta
- Charles Tumosa, professor of the practice, UBalt College of Public Affairs, School of Criminal Justice
SPRING 2013: Public-Private Partnerships in an Age of Austerity: State-Local and Federal-State Dynamics
The Rosenberg Dialogue Series explores opportunities for the private sector to work in partnership with the public and nonprofit (nongovernmental organization) sectors to create a vibrant and economically strong society. This dialogue delves into how federalism and intergovernmental relations influence the type and extent of such partnerships.
John Callahan, executive in residence and program director, UBalt College of Public Affairs, School of Health and Human Services
- John Willis, executive in residence, UBalt College of Public Affairs, School of Public and International Affairs
FALL 2012: Maryland Hospitals and Environmental Sustainability: Green Health-Care Facilities
Health care is a vital component of Maryland's economy, but health-care facilities face many worksite and environmental challenges. Economic, social and environmental health impacts of energy consumption; water usage; material purchase, use and wastage; as well as the quantity and toxicity of the chemicals used in and for health care must be managed concurrently.
For health-care providers, there is also a moral imperative—an ethical obligation—to create a resilient health-care system that benefits citizens as well as organized stakeholders. Achieving this balance within resource constraints requires management efficiency, operational effectiveness, cost containment while maintaining quality of care, and ensuring employees' health, general safety and environmental sustainability.
How can these goals be achieved affordably and reliably? What are the opportunities for public-private-sector collaboration?
Joan Plisko, technical director, Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment
- Clifford Mitchell, director, Environmental Health Bureau, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
SPRING 2012: Access to Pharmaceutical Products and Services for Underserved Populations: Public- and Private-Sector Roles in the United States and India
The front line of our public health system is not a doctor's office, an emergency room or even a clinic, but our local pharmacies. The community pharmacist is the first and often most frequent point of contact that many people have with the organized health-care system. Medicine shortages are the most visible consequence of a changed and interconnected world, but underserved populations confront unmet needs for access to pharmacist services and clinical information.
Education for community pharmacists' clinical roles continues to require significant curricular change and mentored experiential education. This has led to an undersupply of pharmacists globally, with implications for unmet medical needs and avoidable drug interactions that manifest in other areas of the health-care system: crisis visits to emergency rooms; hospitalizations; and secondary, perhaps chronic, disabilities.
Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, professor and chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Anne Y.F. Lin, dean, School of Pharmacy, Notre Dame of Maryland University
- Prasada Reddy, pharmacist, Taastrup Apotek, Copenhagen area, Denmark; Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University; RMES's College of Pharmacy
The Henry A. Rosenberg Dialogue Series is made possible by the generous support of the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation and the University of Baltimore Foundation.