Community Benefit Connect Regional Convening

May 4, 2016, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm – Networking
May 4, 2016, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Training
Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, California

The Community Benefit Connect Regional Convening provides a unique networking opportunity for hospital community benefit professionals and those interested in community benefit. We will discuss current issues and challenges facing you as practitioners, and showcase the best of community benefit today. Community benefit professionals from a variety of settings will share models and make new connections. An optional afternoon session will provide training for practitioners new to community benefit. There we will investigate the seven components of the community benefit process. Join us as we learn from each other, discuss solutions to community challenges, and share advice and ideas. Come be inspired!

Event objectives

  • Meet and connect with community benefit colleagues.
  • Discuss emerging community benefit issues, and discover ideas and solutions.
  • Provide training on the components of the community benefit process.


May 4 – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Welcome and Participant Introductions
9:15 am Notable Practices Showcase

  • Mercy Housing
    Valerie Agostino, Senior Vice President, Community Impact & Heathcare Partnerships
  • Westside Health Access Project
    Anita Zamora, COO, Venice Family Clinic

10:15 am Break
10:30 am Measuring the Impact of Community Benefit Programs
Bridget Hogan Cole, Executive Director, Institute for High Quality Care

11:30 am Lunch
12:30 am Break Out Sessions (Group 1)

  • Connecting population health and community benefit
  • How community benefit can affect the social determinants of health
  • Implementation Strategies
  • Communicate community benefit value
  • Health literacy/health equity
  • Funding community benefit efforts

1:00 pm Break
1:30 pm Break Out Sessions (Group 2)
2:00 pm Summary Reports
2:30 pm Next Steps / Future Work / Evaluation
3:00 pm Adjourn

May 4 – 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Target Audience: those who are new to the community benefit role or need a refresher

Separate Registration

Light Snack

3:30 pm The Community Benefit Process: Assess, Engage,
Prioritize, Complete, Implement, Evaluate and Report

4:45 pm Break
5:00 pm FAQs and Q & A
5:30 pm Adjourn

Hotel Information


The convening meeting will be held at the Anaheim Marriott.

Anaheim Marriott
700 W Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802


Thank you for making the Convening Meeting a huge success!

It was a pleasure meeting and seeing many of you there at the Convening meeting. Please find below, the presentations in PDF format.

Convening Presentations

pdficon50x64Measuring Impact B. Cole


pdficon50x64Mercy Housing V. Agostino


pdficon50x64Westside Health Access A. Zamora