Council Connect Article

SF Section Breakfast Spotlights Hospitals’ Work on Health Needs

On Oct. 22, Hospital Council’s San Francisco Section sponsored the triennial Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Breakfast with San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership (SFHIP). Results of the 2019 CHNA were presented, and current programs addressing the five priority health needs were highlighted.

The SFHIP described its three priorities: community healing, economic inclusion, and food security.

“What else is possible if we align our efforts and strengthen our collaborations?” attendees were asked, as they were challenged to join SFHIP members in advancing health equity by:

  • Aligning their organization’s work to address the health needs identified in the CHNA
  • Collaborating with SFHIP to work towards community healing, economic inclusion, and food security
  • Sharing wisdom, experience, and ideas to contribute to a citywide effort that is more impactful than any of the stakeholders could be when working on their own

Attendees came from a wide range of government, hospital, health care, and community-based not-for-profit organizations. Local leaders in attendance included:

  • Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)
  • Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco)
  • Rafael Mandelman, SF District 8 Supervisor
  • Grant Colfax, MD, SF County Director of Public Health
  • Jeanine Nicholson, SF Fire Chief
  • Rachel Norton, SF School Board Director
  • Dan Bernal, SF Health Commissioner

Participants were encouraged to share the key content slides from the breakfast presentations with their staff and colleagues and use the CHNA data to inform their personal and organizational work. 

For additional information or questions, contact Michon Coleman, RVP, SF Section, at