Joanne Skaggs, MD, FACP
Inpatient Medical Director Adult Division OU Health, Medical Director Population Health OU Health Ph
OU Health
I served as a Board Member for the Access Health Advisory Board-Greenville, South Carolina, Board of Managers for MyHealth First Network, and now as the Medical Director for Population Health for OU Health Physicians and the Inpatient Medical Director of OU Health – University of Oklahoma Medical Center. Within my positions, I have worked to create care models that place emphasis on equitable care, access to care, interprofessional teamwork and collaborative practice. One such care model that I have helped to implement within our metropolitan healthcare system is a team-based comprehensive screening of social determinants of health and community connectivity.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

To address gaps in clinical education between the University of Oklahoma Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, a novel curriculum was initiated with focus on the exploration of health inequity, community health, health literacy, and social determinants of health (SDoH). Interprofessional education and collaboration occurs with the goal of providing coordinated services to patients in a community-based practice setting through a student-run interprofessional Unity Clinic serving the uninsured of Oklahoma City.Students gain foundational knowledge in interprofessional based collaboration to teach,…
Description: Sepsis is the leading cause for hospital readmissions at OU Health – University of Oklahoma Medical Center with social determinants of health (SDoH) contributing and disproportionally affecting the Asian, Native American, and African American populations as well as those with domestic partners and those being discharged to law enforcement. Health literacy is an often missed key component of patient education. We have created an inpatient student-led interprofessional curriculum that seeks to expose students to SDoH, health literate patient education, community resources, and to…