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THT Governing for Population Health: Increasing Reach, Improving Impact

THT Governing for Population Health: Increasing Reach, Improving Impact

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Governing for Population Health – Increasing Reach, Improving Impact



Now more than ever it is important for boards to understand and include a population health perspective in their decision-making and oversight. While there may be some uncertainty over exactly what our hospitals and health systems will look like post-COVID, ensuring a focus beyond the walls of the hospital will remain a relevant strategy to improve impact and health outcomes.

Karma Bass and Brad Clarke explore the board’s shifting role as hospitals and health systems focus on keeping populations healthy, reducing disparities, and improving health equity. They will examine what it takes to become a voice for the community within the organization, and conversely, to be a voice for the organization in the community. How does a board shift its focus, the way it thinks and the way it operates, from the four walls of the hospital to encompass and embrace a community? What are the leadership challenges to becoming a population health board?

Karma and Brad will share examples of hospitals that are successfully advancing their Population Health management efforts and how they’re doing it.



·         Define what population health, community health and public health mean and outline the process of ‘moving upstream’

·         Discuss the shifting role of the hospital and health system board

·         Explore the ethical, financial and governmental drivers for a focus on population health

·         Examine the Board role in community health needs assessments and community collaboratives



This webinar is designed for hospital and health system governing boards, CEOs, senior executives, and other leaders with governance responsibilities.



Karma H. Bass, MPH, FACHE

Karma Bass is a sought-after speaker, facilitator, and consultant with in-depth knowledge and experience in governance, strategic planning, philanthropy, quality oversight, healthcare policy, and board effectiveness. Her clients include hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare and not-for-profit organizations. Before founding Via Healthcare Consulting, Karma worked with Accord Limited, a Chicago-based consulting firm serving clients nationwide with services in strategic planning, governance, speaking, and board retreats. She spent two years as president and CEO of Alliance Healthcare Foundation in San Diego, where she reported to an independent, 11-person not-for-profit board. Karma also spent 10 years at The Governance Institute, holding various positions including Vice President, Membership Services, and Director of Research & Publications. Such experience gives Karma a uniquely valuable and timely perspective as a consultant to hospital and health systems boards.



Brad D. Clarke, MPH

Brad Clarke has more than 15 years’ experience working with managed care, hospital and nonprofit organizations in both the United States and New Zealand. In addition to consulting experience, Mr. Clarke previously held leadership roles in corporate compliance, quality improvement and workforce development. Mr. Clarke draws on this experience in supporting process improvement, navigating increasingly complex regulatory requirements and the development of governance work plans. Mr. Clarke holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Auckland.


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