Investing in Community Health: A Toolkit for Hospitals

A CHA/Vizient Community Benefit Webinar
Nov. 19, 2020 | 1 - 2 p.m. ET

Decades of structural racism and disinvestment have resulted in places of concentrated poverty and significant health inequity. When crisis hits, as we have seen with COVID-19 and its economic fallout, the people who live in these communities, especially Black and Latinx people, suffer disproportionately and recovery is lengthy and uneven.

This CHA/Vizient webinar will introduce a new toolkit, developed in collaboration with the Center for Community Investment, designed to help health care organizations create investment strategies that can help improve social, economic, and environmental conditions in disadvantaged communities – which in turn improves community health – while producing some economic return for investors.

Right now, the health care sector is rightly preoccupied with responding to COVID-19. Yet, the time will come when our communities will need to recover from the pandemic and its economic and health consequences. Community investment will be critical to building back better and the steps outlined in the toolkit can help health care organizations be part of the effort to mobilize and deploy needed capital.


Nov. 19, 2020
1-2 p.m. ET

Registration Fee:
CHA and Vizient members: Free
Non-member: $100

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VIZIENT MEMBERS: DON’T FORGET TO INSERT THE SPECIAL VIZIENT-MEMBER DISCOUNT CODE TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNTED PRICING. If you have forgotten the code, contact Terri Scannell at terri.scannell@vizientinc.com or (972) 830-6840.



Robin Hacke 150

Robin Hacke, MBA
Executive Director
Center for Community Investment

Robin Hacke is executive director and co-founder of the Center for Community Investment. She brings more than two decades of investment experience to the work, having served as director of capital innovation for Living Cities, as a venture capitalist and strategy consultant in the technology industry, and as a public finance banker.

Most recently, Ms. Hacke was a senior fellow at The Kresge Foundation from 2014-2016, where she researched and incubated a capital absorption practice to improve the ability of cities to attract and leverage capital for investment in public purposes and explored how philanthropy can develop strategies to advance this goal. She has served as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, a consultant to major foundations and a member of the Steering Committee for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Working Cities Challenge.

Who Should Attend?

  • Mission leaders
  • Community benefit leaders
  • Finance/tax leaders
  • CFOs
  • Sponsors
  • Philanthropy leaders
  • Strategy/planning leaders
  • Investment/portfolio management associates
  • Population health leaders
  • Board members

CHA Member Benefit

CHA's webinars are designed to offer timely, convenient, relevant, cost-effective education about key topics and issues.


For more information contact the CHA Service Center or Julie Trocchio, senior director, community benefit and continuing care.