Sunday, June 5, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
Orlando, Fla.

Registration Fee:
$215 Member Registrants
$240 Other Registrants

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This annual meeting on community benefit in Catholic health care will present new trends and approaches shaping community benefit and showcase some of the ministry’s most innovative community benefit programs. Held the morning the 2016 Catholic Health Assembly opens, it will include breakfast, presentations, discussion and lunch. This program is open to persons who attend the assembly as well as those who come in just for this half-day event.


After this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies for integrating community benefit and population health management.
  • Understand how local communities can use federal resources targeting substance abuse.
  • Identify opportunities to create population health initiatives using a nontraditional work force in collaboration with the physician community.
  • Assess what community resources and services are available within local communities to help persons who are homeless and develop collaborative partnerships with these organizations.


7:30 a.m.   Breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Welcome, Opening Reflection
8:15 a.m.   Resources and Strategies for Combating Substance Abuse
Substance abuse, particularly the abuse of prescription drugs, has reached epidemic proportions and is identified as a significant health need in community health needs assessments of hospitals across the country. Hear from an official from the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy about resources available to address this complex issue and a health care organization on its strategy for addressing the problem in their community.
Jane Sanville, Chief, Prevention Branch, Office of Demand Reduction, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President and Vondie Woodbury, Chair, CHA Community Benefit Committee
9:00 a.m.   Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice – Reducing Obesity in Low-Income Neighborhoods
Learn how a hospital partnered with cities, school districts, universities and community collaboratives to implement policy, system and environmental changes that reduced obesity in low-income children.
Barry Ross, Vice President, Healthy Communities, St. Joseph Health, St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton, Calif.
9:30 a.m.   Pathways to a Healthy Pregnancy
Hear how one organization is helping at risk pregnant women through the use of community health workers (CHWs) and an infrastructure that supports both the clinical and CHWs efforts to coordinate their care.
Tressa Crosby, Lead Community Health Worker, Mercy Health, The Health Project, Muskegon, Mich. and Stevi Riel, Executive Director and Community Benefit Officer, Mercy Health, The Health Project, Muskegon, Mich.
10:15 a.m.   Break
10:30 am   Compassionate and Coordinated Approach to Caring for the Homeless
Learn how a hospital is using a community care coordinator to identify the needs of homeless patients and make sure they are connected to the resources and services they need to move into a more stable and safe living environment.
Sr. Colleen Settles, OP, Vice President of Mission, Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, Calif. and Ronald D. Sorensen, Director, Community Health Partnerships, Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, Calif.
11:15 a.m.   The Evolution of Community Benefit and Population Health
How do we marry mission-driven community benefit programs and data-driven population health management? This session will describe how these critical parts of our organizations can help each other and improve the outcomes of those we serve.
Deryk Van Brunt, DrPH, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Xerox® Community Healthcare Solutions, President, Healthy Communities Institute Corporation, Clinical Professor, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health, Berkeley, Calif.
11:45 a.m.   CHA Update and Discussion of the Day
Noon   Lunch

Program subject to change.

Continuing Education

CHA provides all participants with a Certificate of Attendance indicating program contact hours upon completion of the event. Participants may submit the certificates to relevant organizations.

Executives: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members may self-report using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance. To self-report, log in as a member on the ACHE site (; use the link on the left-hand side to self-report applicable contact hours for CEU credit.

NACC Board Certified Chaplains: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) board certified chaplain members may self-report their continuing education hours (CEH's) using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance.

For more information please contact Danette Thompson, (314) 253-3408.

Cancellation Policy

Pre-Assembly Community Benefit Program

Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing (mail or email). Phone cancellations will not be accepted.

Submit all requests to CHA Service Center via email at or mail to CHA-Service Center, 4455 Woodson Road, St. Louis, MO  63134. CHA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows; however, substitutions are gladly accepted.

Cancellations received by April 1: A refund of the full registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee, will be given for cancellations received by April 1, 2016.

Cancellations received between April 2 and May 5: A refund of 50% of the registration fee will be given for cancellations received between April 2 and May 5, 2016.

No refunds will be granted for requests made after May 5, 2016.

Register for Pre-Assembly Community Benefit Program ONLY

Register for 2016 Assembly AND Pre-Assembly Community Benefit Program

Pre-Assembly Community Benefit Program