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 7:00 am

Registration Desk Open

 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Breakout Sessions (Click on the session title for description and speaker information)

Improving Community and Environmental Health
Durham/Duke Familiar Faces Partnership: Archetypal Community Health Puzzle
Lifecycle Logic: Utilizing the Phases of Community Collaborations for Internal and External Success
Are You Making an Impact? Evaluating the Population Health Impact of Community Benefit Programs

 9:15 am - 9:30 am


 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Breakout Sessions (Click on the session title for description and speaker information)

Leveraging Community Readiness to Improve Total Population Health
Leveraging Strong Community Partnerships for Successful and Sustainable Community Health Improvement
It’s Not Just about Needs: Including Strengths and Assets in Community Assessments
More Than a Name...Moving from Fragmentation to Strategic Focus

 10:45 am - 11:00 am


 11:00 am - 11:45 am

new bannerNetworking Poster Session
Presenters will be available to discuss their programs and initiatives. 



new bannerProfessional Development Workshop
This mentoring workshop will provide attendees an opportunity to engage one-on-one with each other. The workshop will engage mentors and mentees to share candid advice, feedback, coaching and other professional assistance.

Mentors: Pay it forward—help those just starting out. By mentoring those just starting in the community health field, you will elevate the role of the community health provider. Mentors can earn continuing education credit from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing for participating in this session.
Mentees: New to the field of community health? This workshop can provide insight into what to expect and, just maybe, a lasting relationship with a community health expert. Your mentor will contact you before the conference so you are prepared for a great discussion when you meet in person.

**During the registration process, please indicate if you would be interesting in mentoring or participating as a mentee.


 11:45 am - 1:00 pm


 1:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Brenner_JKeynote Address
Jeffrey Brenner, MD, executive director, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Dr. Brenner will discuss the growing relevance of and opportunities inherent in developing “hot spots” programs and the role of “big data” in identifying and adding new value to the health system.

 2:20 pm - 2:45 pm


 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions (Click on the session title for description and speaker information)

Hospitals Building Healthier Communities: Investing Outside Institutional Walls
Improving Population Health through Strategic Integration of the Community Health Needs Assessment
Demonstrating Results and Impact through “SMART” Monitoring and Evaluation
Begin with the End in Mind: Building the Second-Curve CHNA Management Structure

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
(Advanced registration required; additional cost of $20; limited capacity)

Interactive Field Trip
Attendees will board a bus and visit the town of Bithlo, Fla., a semi-rural impoverished community 30 minutes east of Orlando. During the visit, they will see a first-hand account of how an innovative partnership is transforming this long-forgotten community and creating a community in which anyone would be eager to live. The Bithlo transformation effort is spearheaded by United Global Outreach, a humanitarian aid organization. Since 2009, the organization has enlisted the support of more than 4,500 volunteers and 70 community, faith, business and other partners, including Florida Hospital. View the master plan and review the community's accomplishments.
Recently, volunteers started an area called Transformation Village that will include schools, a library, clinics and businesses.
Read the case study to find out more about this impressive transformation and book your seat on the bus today. This is an extremely limited event and is nearly sold out.
Learning objectives:

  • Understand how a comprehensive “place-based” effort can spur lasting change.
  • Learn tactics to move a community health agenda forward by leveraging multi-sector partnerships.
  • Discover ways hospitals can participate in multi-sector partnerships.
  • Identify ways to leverage evidence-based opportunities to improve the health for the community.

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Advanced Discussion Groups
(Advanced registration required; limited capacity)

Advanced Discussion Group #1: Community and Population Health: Conversation on Present and Future Implementation Strategies

John VuConnie Evashwick

John Vu, vice president, strategy, community benefit, research and health policy, Kaiser Permanente and Connie J. Evashwick, adjunct faculty, San Diego State University School of Public Health

There is no clear consensus on the difference between the definition and implementation of “population health” and “community health.”  In this advanced discussion session, attendees will discuss these terms and their applications. With a shared vocabulary, the presenters will delve into implications for strategy and how an organization should approach the set of activities required to meet different outcomes in the populations that they serve.


Advanced Discussion Group #2: The Role for Community Benefit in Disaster Preparedness and Community Resiliency Efforts

Anne De Biasi, director of policy development, Trust for America’s Health

As hospitals play a greater and greater role in community health, there are important opportunities to help whole communities prepare for disasters. Hospitals can achieve this by not just seeking to help promote a “healthy community” but by looking to promote a “resilient community” that is, a community that can stay strong in the face of emergencies and disasters. Participants in this session will learn about emerging practices and theory drawing a connection between community benefit programs and community resilience. They can use this new knowledge to extend their hospital’s efforts to incorporate partnerships in the community and other best practices that prepare a community for disasters and other emergencies and promote community resiliency overall.

Advanced Discussion Group #3: Federal Policy and Issues Forum

RasmussenErik Rasmussen, senior associate director, federal relations department, American Hospital Association

This advanced discussion session will feature a presentation about the changing health care environment and current and new federal policies that could affect hospitals. This forum will provide the latest update on federal legislative and regulatory policies affecting hospitals. In addition, the session will discuss community benefit and the potential changes to the tax code. Attendees will learn what is at stake in the immediate future as hospitals confront changes in Congress, a difficult budget environment, and an uncertain fiscal future as it relates to hospital payment and quality.


6:00 pm

 Networking Dine-a-Rounds (sign up at the conference)

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