NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves The Episcopal Church, announced that it will host a virtual conversation, Turning the Tide on Health Disparities: A Discussion on Social Determinants of Health, on Thursday, May 25, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET. The conversation will include industry leaders who have developed strategies that make grants or investments directly addressing the social determinants of health, with the aim of improving health outcomes for poor and underserved communities.
Despite the US healthcare system spending a disproportionate amount of money on clinical care, underlying factors that contribute to an individual’s health and wellbeing, such as social determinants of health, are often neglected. Unfortunately, many poor and underserved communities experience weaker social determinants of health, which are linked to inferior health outcomes.
“Improving health outcomes for the poor requires a holistic approach that addresses the social determinants of health,” said Mary Kate Wold, CEO and President of CPG. “We’re excited to bring together industry leaders to discuss investment strategies that have already had an impact in turning the tide on health disparities.”
The event is part of CPG’s ongoing Insights & Ideas series of discussions on socially responsible investing (SRI). Individuals interested in attending the event can register at cpg.org/Insights&Ideas.
The panelists will include Dr. Ann Barnes, CEO of The Episcopal Health Foundation; Dr. Len Fromer, President, Healthcare Initiatives at Turner Impact Capital; and Christopher Rowe, Managing Director at CPG.
Videos and presentations from prior Insights & Ideas discussions, which focused on climate change, investing in economically disadvantaged communities, faithful investing, positive impact investing, and sustainable investing, can be viewed at cpg.org/Insights&Ideas.
About the Church Pension Group
The Church Pension Group (CPG) is a financial services organization that serves The Episcopal Church. It maintains three lines of business—benefits, insurance, and publishing. CPG provides retirement, health, life insurance, and related benefits for clergy and lay employees of The Episcopal Church, as well as property and casualty insurance and book and music publishing, including the official worship materials of the Church. Follow CPG on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn. cpg.org