march, 2021

16mar12:00 pm1:30 pmHow Health Systems Can Meaningfully Partner with Community Members Event Organized By: Center for Health Care Strategies Event Type:Webinar

Event Details

Date and Time: March 16, 2021, 12- 1:30 pm PT

Health care organizations are increasingly looking for ways to meaningfully partner with community members to better address specific community needs and priorities, especially for people with complex health and social needs. Health systems, however, may face several challenges when engaging with individuals and communities, including: structural racism that has led to systemic power imbalances between health systems and the communities they serve; lack of trust; and uncertainty of how to incorporate the feedback provided.

This webinar will offer considerations for health care organizations and government entities to build effective partnerships with the individuals and communities they serve. It will share experiences of two sites — Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis and the Los Angeles Department of Health Services Whole Person Care Program — that participated in the Community Partnership Pilot, a CHCS initiative made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Sites will detail insights gleaned from their work engaging those with specific lived experiences to co-develop strategies to better meet the needs of their communities. They will also discuss opportunities for health systems to address the factors driving health and racial inequities in a way that places community members at the forefront of these efforts.

Health systems, county organizations, state officials, community-based organizations, and other interested stakeholders are invited to join this 90-minute event.


  • Amy Harris, Director of Population Health, and Patricia Schaffer, Community Health Programs Liaison, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Diamond Lee and Diana Zúñiga, Associate Directors of Regional Collaboration, Whole Person Care, Los Angeles Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, California
  • Members from the Los Angeles County Reentry Health Advisory Collaborative (RHAC), Los Angeles, California

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