In recent years, nonprofit hospitals have faced an unprecedented level of public scrutiny regarding their charitable or community benefit obligations. The current economic crisis has dramatically raised the stakes as communities are confronted with both reduced funding and increased safety net demands.
Dialogue4Health is hosting a proactive discussion focusing on the opportunities and challenges associated with building stronger working relationships between nonprofit hospitals, local public health agencies and diverse community stakeholders.
A program of the Public Health Institute's Dialogue4Health, The Community Benefit Pressure Cooker: Balancing emergency demands with the need to build healthier communities, is a free, interactive forum that brings leading experts together to examine this issue and offer surprising insights critical to anyone concerned about the health of our nation.
Public Health Institute
Kevin is a Senior Investigator at the Public Health Institute. He has led research and fieldwork in hospital community benefit and health workforce diversity at PHI for over two decades, working with hospitals, government agencies, and community stakeholders across the country.
Recent work includes a national study of…
The Access Project
Mark serves as director of The Access Project, a national research and advocacy organization. He is responsible for overall management and coordination of the group’s efforts to provide local initiatives with research and policy assistance. This assistance is designed to enhance local groups’ policy advocacy campaigns to expand or improve access to…
Senior Director, Mission, Advocacy and Community Health at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
Catholic Healthcare West
San Francisco, CA
Abbie Yant is a healthcare administrator with 30 years experience in government and private health care settings. She has extensive experience in government relations, media relations, community outreach and community benefit and program administration.
She currently is the Senior Director of Mission, Advocacy and Community Health at Saint…
Area Health Officer, Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Silvia Prieto is currently the Area Health Officer for the East and the South Bat Service Planning Areas of Los Angeles County. She develops, administers and the directs the core public health functions to over 3 million residents. This includes assessing and assuring activities related to communicable and chronic…
Vice President, Public Policy and Programs
Public Health Institute
As Vice President for Public Policy and Programs for the Public Health Institute (PHI), Matthew works to advance and support the public policy goals of the organization’s domestic and global health programs. He is responsible for designing and implementing strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting…