Session Details

104H - Collaborating for Community Health Improvement

Wednesday, March 22

4:30–5:30 p.m.

It can be challenging for community-based services, public health departments and community hospitals to develop joint implementation strategies following community health needs assessments, community health improvement plans and state health improvement plans. Often, these groups come together to determine health and social needs but then part ways to design siloed implementation plans. With limited dollars available, community benefit spending needs to be viewed through an investment lens. This session will help identify effective strategies, highlight the collaborative advantage and help participants build a business case for collaborating to improve community health.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the importance of needs assessments for population health on an individual and a community level for all hospitals—government, non-profit and for-profit.
  • Compare community benefit spending to community health investment, and illustrate methods to prioritize community benefit spending.

Presented By

Kina White, DrPH, FACHE

Kina White, DrPH, FACHE

Director, Office of Community Health Improvement

Mississippi State Department of Health
Shawn Rossi, DHA, FACHE

Shawn Rossi, DHA, FACHE

Vice President, Communication and Member Engagement

Mississippi Hospital Association