The 2018 Health and Human Services Summit
Designing Generative Outcomes
When & Where
October 26-28, 2018
Harvard University | Cambridge, MA

About the Summit


For leaders in health and human services, designing and building an ecosystem to deliver new services, solutions, and outcomes poses several challenging questions:

  • Where should leaders start? What new types of outcomes and impact can be enabled by ecosystem-based business models?
  • What forms of structural, system, and process innovation will it take to prepare services and solutions to be delivered via an ecosystem?
  • What technologies, machines, and data and analytics are required to not only measure progress, but also drive cycles of service innovation?
  • As ecosystem-based business models become standard practice, what capabilities and cultural attributes should people and teams in organizations acquire?

To help leaders with these challenging questions, the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, Leadership for a Networked World, and Accenture, in collaboration with the American Public Human Services Association, are convening senior-most leaders for The 2018 Health and Human Services Summit: Designing Generative Outcomes.

This 9th annual Summit, to be held October 26th – 28th 2018 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will provide participants with an exclusive opportunity to not only learn from emerging health and human services ecosystems, but also ideate and design new ecosystem-enabled solutions that move organizations up the Health and Human Services Value Curve.

Summit participants will gain membership to a community of peers and experts, and leave the Summit prepared and poised to pursue innovation, and build entirely new Generative solutions to today's pressing health and human services challenges.

Who Should Attend?

Summit attendees are senior-level, health and human services executives, who aspire to improve performance in the near term and redesign public institutions for the long term. Regardless of title, all Summit attendees are “Chief Transformation Officers” in practice – leaders who work across traditional boundaries (organizational, jurisdictional, sectorial) to create public value.

Admission & Participation

The Summit is an invitation-only program for senior health and human services executives. Other applicants will be reviewed and accepted on a case-by-case basis, depending in part on available space. We typically receive more applications than we can accommodate, so apply for your seat as soon as possible. This event is supported by the hosting and collaborating organizations, so there is no tuition fee to attend. Travel and hotel expenses, however, are the responsibility of individual participants.

Uma Ahluwalia
Montgomery County (MD) Department of Health and Human Services

Bobby Cagle
LA County Department of Children and Family Services

Felipe Franco
Deputy Commissioner
City of New York, Administration for Children's Services

Lynn Johnson
Executive Director
Jefferson County Department of Human Services

Greg Moody
Ohio Office of Health Transformation

Stephanie Muth
Medicaid Director
State of Texas

Henry P. Stawinski III
Chief of Police
Prince George's County Police Department

Amy Tong
Director and State Chief Information Officer
California Department of Technology

Tracy Wareing Evans
President and CEO
American Public Human Services Association

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