Melissa Fox, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE

Melissa Fox, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE

Chief Operating Officer,
Acenda Integrated Health

Melissa Fox oversees the operations for over 100 programs throughout 12 counties in New Jersey with services that include evidence-based programming in child welfare, prevention, juvenile justice, outpatient mental health, crisis services, substance use disorder treatment, and supportive housing.

Melissa has had a distinguished career of over 20 years leading innovations in healthcare operations including Federally Qualified Health Centers, Healthcare for the Homeless, Behavioral Health, Home Care and Hospice. Melissa has been featured in numerous publications and as an expert speaker for her work within diverse healthcare environments and addressing the importance of data in driving innovations within the healthcare setting. Fox is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Association of Health Services Executives, and the Medical Group Management Association.

Melissa has served as an expert speaker for organizations including the National Healthcare for the Homeless Council, National Nursing Centers Consortium, Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal, Open Minds, and the Health Center and Public Housing Symposium. She is also a Board Member of the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA), The Root Cause Coalition, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, the Urban Affairs Coalition, the National Wellness Institute, and the Gloucester County NAACP. She’s a member of the Rowan University Edelman College of Communications and Creative Arts Advisory Board, the Peirce College Human Services Advisory Board, and is an adjunct faculty member for Health Administration at Wilmington University.

All Sessions by Melissa Fox, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE

Employee Health & Well-being Track Wednesday May 25, 2022
10:55 am - 11:40 am

Integrating Behavioral Health into Employee Well-Being Programs to Foster a Resilient Workplace Culture

  • Normalizing help seeking behaviors around mental wellness concerns Efforts to prioritize mental health within and outside the workplace
  • Discuss approaches to engage employees in their mental health and well-being
  • Use traditional and non-traditional communication methods such as newsletters, social media, and self-guided education tools
  • Gain strategies to maximize EAP utilization
  • Understand the importance and value of incorporating a menu of primary, secondary and tertiary services
Moderator: Maeve O'Neill

Value-Based Care & Network Contracting Track Tuesday May 24, 2022
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Leverage Value-Based Care Models to Advance Health Equity and Improve Population Health

  • Understand the role of value-based care programs in addressing health equity and building healthier communities
  • Leverage value-based care models to reduce the impact of SDoH issues such as social isolation, food, transportation and loneliness on populations including the vulnerable and the seriously ill
  • Discuss efforts to incentivize models and programs that support SDoH initiatives
  • Learn how community health organizations help uncover the socioeconomic factors impacting the communities that they serve

Behavioral and Mental Health Track Wednesday May 25, 2022
10:55 am - 11:40 am

Integrating Behavioral Health into Employee Well-Being Programs to Foster a Resilient Workplace Culture

  • Normalizing help seeking behaviors around mental wellness concerns Efforts to prioritize mental health within and outside the workplace
  • Discuss approaches to engage employees in their mental health and well-being
  • Use traditional and non-traditional communication methods such as newsletters, social media, and self-guided education tools
  • Gain strategies to maximize EAP utilization
  • Understand the importance and value of incorporating a menu of primary, secondary and tertiary services
Moderator: Maeve O'Neill

Behavioral and Mental Health Track Monday May 23, 2022
11:25 am - 12:10 pm

Addressing the “New Normal”: The Path Forward to Address Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Discuss efforts to remove the stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorders
  • Learn how payers, providers, employers, and other health care stakeholders are supporting individuals with their mental health and well-being, and addiction treatment and recovery
  • Identify work being done to address the increasing rates of suicidal ideation and accidental overdose, particularly in adolescents and young adults
  • Examine strategies to effectively integrate behavioral health with primary care and support whole-person care
  • Highlight the innovations, advancements, and role of technology, to increase access to behavioral health services and treatment
Moderator: Melissa Fox