Purpose and VisionNewsCurrently selectedEventsAwardsContact Us Home|About Presbyterian|News|News Article Page Image Page Content Presbyterian Leaders Address Opioid Epidemic, Social Determinants of Health Back to News ListingRelease Date: April 27, 2018 15th Annual World Health Care Congress features Presbyterian physician leadersALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – At next week's World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C., Presbyterian physician leaders will share best practices to address two critical issues impacting health care systems across the country—social determinants of health and the opioid epidemic. On Monday April 30 at 11:35 a.m., Jason Mitchell, MD, Chief Medical and Clinical Transformation Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, will discuss "Bottom-Line Impacts: Make the Business Case for Investing in Social Determinants of Health" with Alefiyah Mesiwala, MD, UPMC Health Plan and Karin VanZant, CareSource and moderator Hilary Heishman, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The session will address the role of payers and providers in addressing non-medical needs in a risk-based environment, how to demonstrate return on investment, data needs and specific collaborative models. On Wednesday, May 2 at 8:05 a.m., Daniel Duhigg, DO, Clinical Program Medical Director, Behavioral Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, will join the keynote session "Battle on All Fronts: Addressing the Opioid Crisis." The session will focus on innovative state programs, leveraging behavioral and community services and the role of technology in addressing the crisis. Panelists include Imelda Dacones, MD, Northwest Permanente, P.C. and Paul L. Uhrig, Surescripts with moderator Pamela Greenberg, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness.See the schedule here: http://www.worldcongress.com. Drs. Duhigg and Mitchell are available for interviews. ### About Presbyterian Healthcare ServicesPresbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of eight hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with more than 11,000 employees.Press Contact:Amanda SchoenbergSenior Corporate Communications SpecialistE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org(575) 388-1132 or c: (831) 332-5785 Back to News Listing Additional Content Back To Top Sidebar Content Dedicated Community LeadershipWe are accountable to our board of community leaders who dedicate their time, expertise, and energy to improving the health of patients, members, and our communities. Meet these remarkable leaders.Learn More.Legacy of CaringWe are committed to caring for our community -- and have been for more than 100 years. Learn more about Presbyterian’s first one hundred years of caring for the people of New Mexico, and where we are headed today.Learn More.Together for HealthPresbyterian Healthcare Services envisions a healthy New Mexico. Learn more about the priority health issues facing each of our communities identified in our most recent Community Health Assessment.Learn More.