Attorney & Health Policy Expert
Daniel E. Dawes J.D. is a nationally recognized healthcare leader, attorney, policy expert, administrator and author who has been at the forefront of recent major federal healthcare policy negotiations in the United States. A thought leader in health policy, Daniel brings a forward-thinking, inclusive and multidisciplinary approach to address issues impacting diverse populations in urban and rural communities in our progressively complex health system. His work focuses on health reform, health equity, mental/behavioral health, social determinants of health, poverty, and health system transformation, and bridges research, healthcare, population health and public health – the translation of research discoveries into all communities, including under-resourced, vulnerable and marginalized communities. Read More >
150 Years of ObamaCare
Policy, Health Reform, and Health Disparities
A History of Health Equity and Behavioral Health
As a passionate advocate for underserved communities, Daniel Dawes has become a national thought leader on utilizing data on the social determinants of health to identify and eliminate healthcare disparities. But how can we also use data to reduce costs and improve outcomes for every single group and in every community? Dawes looks beyond social determinants to examine how the behavioral, community — even political — determinants of health can decrease the risk factors behind the poor health pandemic. In this dynamic presentation for healthcare and mental healthcare providers, employers, community leaders, policy makers and others, Dawes looks at the multiple factors affecting health and takes audience members further upstream to understand the root causes of disparities and how we can effectively disrupt the silos and engage in strategic partnerships to advance a more healthy, equitable and inclusive health system. It all begins with asking the right questions: Is a patient caring for a loved one and not taking care of herself? Depressed? Obese? Lonely? Are we effectively collecting, utilizing, and prioritizing the comprehensive data to identify these and other issues? Providing real life examples, he challenges audiences to look at both determinants and data in a whole new way. He also provides practical applications that they can immediately put into action.
"A heartfelt thanks for your excellent and engaging keynote address at our annual Diversity and Health Equity Summit. Your presentation received rave reviews and continues to foster ongoing discussions on strategies to improve our health care delivery. Your astute ability to navigate the energy in the room was impressive and your agility and command of the somewhat polarizing and controversial content was extraordinary."
"Daniel Dawes provided a fascinating look at the history of health equity in America for our audience of 5000 medical student and residents. He made an educational talk on health policy interesting, entertaining and accessible. His energy and enthusiasm kept the audience engaged and eager to learn more. We highly recommend him as a speaker."