Tag Archives: Health Outcomes

Shifting the Paradigm

Where Health Truly Happens: Addressing Non-Medical Barriers Can Improve Health Outcomes, Engagement

There is a seismic shift taking place in the health care ecosystem with changing roles for everyone. In this transition to value-based and consumer-driven health care, there is a need to recognize the importance of non-medical causes of poor health such as poverty, access to healthy food, job skills, safe neighborhoods and healthy housing. Hospitals […]


Jessica Saunders Jessica Saunders is the director of the Office of Community Health and Engagement Programs at Dayton Children's Hospital. She is responsible for the overall direction and coordination of Dayton Children's child health and wellness efforts in the community, including the Dayton Asthma Alliance and the Family Resource Connection social needs screening and referral program. Jessica also leads the community health needs assessment research, planning and priority area program implementation as well as the community benefit programming of Dayton Children’s. In her tenure at Dayton Children’s, she has coordinated internal, regional, state and national organizations and resources to provide specific programs designed to prevent illness, injury and other harm and improve the health of children. She serves on multiple community boards addressing children’s health and education and is adjunct faculty for both the University of Dayton Department of Political Science Master's in Public Administration and the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Population & Public Health Sciences.

Jessica Saunders has 3 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org