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"Upstream Medicine" Innovator to Present in San Francisco

August 1, 2017

Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, a physician and public health innovator, will present at the Estes Park Institute San Francisco conference, October 29 – November 1.  Dr. Manchanda will deliver his important “upstream medicine” message which aims to reinvigorate primary care by teaching doctors to think about—and treat—the social and environmental conditions that often underlie sickness.

As a health care leader serving in a variety of settings, Dr. Manchanda has led transformation efforts and built cross-sector clinical and community programs that have improved health outcomes in vulnerable communities by focusing on health-related social risk factors such as homelessness, slum housing, and food insecurity.

In his TEDbook, The Upstream Doctors, Dr. Manchanda introduced a new model of the health care workforce that includes “upstreamists” who improve social determinants of health.  He is President of HealthBegins, a social enterprise that provides health care professionals with tools and support to improve care and the social factors that make people sick in the first place.

The Estes Park Institute looks forward to bringing this innovative health care leader and his important message to our San Francisco conference. 

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      Rishi Manchanda brings his
"Upstream Medicine" message to
          the Estes Park Institute
            San Francisco Conference