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Bonnie Ewald

Associate Director, Center for Health and Social Care Integration

Rush University Medical Center

Bonnie Ewald is associate director of the Center for Health and Social Care Integration, an applied think tank based at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In this role, she leads workforce development trainings, technical assistance offerings, and policy advocacy initiatives to advance practices and policies that break down barriers to health. As program manager of strategic development and policy for Rush’s Social Work and Community Health department, Ms. Ewald also assists with grant development and strategy, co-leads Rush’s Community Health Worker hub and leads a team of AmeriCorps members integrating social care at Rush. She also serves as adjunct faculty in Rush’s Health Systems Management department. Ms. Ewald has a master’s degree in public policy studies from the University of Chicago, a postgraduate certificate in sustainable urban design from Archeworks, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and geography from the University of Wisconsin.

Sessions

Achieving Health Equity: Integrating Social Care Into Health Care Delivery at an Integrated Academic Health System

Presented by Bonnie Ewald, Christopher Nolan, Robyn Golden at 1:10 PM on Monday, March 22nd.

Decades of research demonstrate that improving social determinants of health (SDoH)—such as access to stable income and housing, nutritious and sufficient food, appropriate healthcare, and reliable transportation—is critical to reducing health disparities and improving overall health. The current healthcare delivery system is primarily focused on providing medical interventions to treat or prevent disease and is…