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.

CHT: 1 hour

Speakers: Karma Bass and Brad Clarke, Via Healthcare Consulting

Karma Bass is the founder of Via Healthcare Consulting and is a popular speaker, facilitator, and consultant. She has 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. Previously, Karma worked with Accord Limited, a consulting firm serving clients nationwide with services in strategic planning, governance and board retreats. She also was the president and CEO of Alliance Healthcare Foundation, where she reported to an independent, 11-person not-for-profit board.

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, Brad previously held leadership roles in corporate compliance, quality improvement and workforce development. He draws on this experience in supporting process improvement, navigating increasingly complex regulatory requirements and the development of governance work plans.