With the recognition that social factors contribute significantly to poor health outcomes and unnecessary spending, particularly among low-income individuals, health care and community-based organizations (CBOs) across the country are increasingly entering into partnerships designed to address the social determinants of health. These partnerships are bringing together health systems and CBOs in new ways, building on complementary skills and expertise.
This webinar explored promising strategies for creating and sustaining health care and CBO partnerships that address social determinants of health. It included a panel discussion featuring representatives from three unique health care-community partnerships: Project Access NOW (Portland, Oregon), Hunger Free Colorado, and 2-1-1 San Diego’s Community Information Exchange. The webinar is made possible through support from Kaiser Permanente Community Health and co-hosted by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) and Nonprofit Finance Fund.
I. Welcome and Introduction
Speaker: Tricia McGinnis, Senior Vice President, CHCS; Nima Krodel, Vice President, Nonprofit Finance Fund; and Loel Solomon, Vice President for Community Benefit, Kaiser Permanente Community Health
Tricia McGinnis and Nima Krodel welcomed attendees. Loel Solomon offered introductory remarks.
II. Advancing Health Care-Community-Based Organization Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health
Speakers: Anna Spencer, Senior Program Officer, CHCS and Nima Krodel, Vice President, Nonprofit Finance Fund
Anna Spencer and Nima Krodel described project goals and shared key lessons for supporting successful partnerships between health care and community-based organizations.
III. Reflections from Successful Partnerships
Speakers: Janet Hamilton, Project Access NOW; Maryann McClendon, Hunger Free Colorado; and Karis Grounds, 2-1-1 San Diego’s Community Information Exchange
In a structured panel discussion, representatives from Project Access NOW (Portland, Oregon), Hunger Free Colorado, and 2-1-1 San Diego’s Community Information Exchange offered perspectives on promising strategies for effective health care and CBO partnerships to address social determinants of health.