FRA and RISE will join forces for the first time in a premier virtual event August 19-20 to bring together investors, health plans, and community-based organizations (CBOs) to discuss how to couple improved health outcomes with positive financial return.

During the two-day summit, attendees will experience engaged networking, interactive and high-quality presentations, and timely industry updates from the comfort of their home offices. Industry experts will share insights and best practices including how to determine opportunities in health care, tips to fund models and investment strategies, and metrics to evaluate impact investments in health care.

The Health Care Impact Investing Summit will be held virtually on August 19-20. Here are some highlighted features of the upcoming event:

A kick-off keynote panel

Day one will jump start with a keynote panel on the trends and opportunities in health care impact investing. The panel moderator, Tony Berkley, vice president, impact & responsible investments, Prudential Financial, Inc., will be joined by Curt LaBelle, managing partner, Global Health Investment Fund; Ben Bynum, M.D., portfolio director, program related investments (PRI), The Colorado Health Foundation; and In Seon Hwang, co-founder and CEO, Ascend Partners.

Panelists will discuss impact investment and risk management in the health care industry; share key factors investors should consider amid COVID-19; explore how to measure, evaluate, and manage impact investing opportunities with broader impact investing tools; and discuss how to set up a bulletproof impact fund and effectively track impact.

Insightful case study outcomes

Christopher Ausura, chief of special projects, Health Equity Institute, RI Department of Health, will lead a conversation between featured speakers on best practices for funding and sustaining social determinants of health (SDoH) efforts. Presenters will discuss lessons learned for successful community partnership investment opportunities, barriers to financing targeted SDoH investments, and investment worthy opportunities that arise in vulnerable populations.

A case study to understand how impact investors, venture capitalists, and private equity firms develop a successful health care evaluation strategy will be presented by Chris Ho, associate director, Vickers Venture Partners, and Byron Haney, senior Director, Huron Consulting Group. Ho and Haney will share how to determine which areas of health care are investment worthy for each unique audience, offer benchmark practices to develop a successful evaluation strategy, and discuss which financial levers are critical to success from each vantage point.

Interactive panel discussions

LaBelle will return to moderate a panel discussion about the keys to measure the impact of health care investing. Panelists will explore the balance between financial returns and health outcomes, discuss how far to measure the effects of an intervention, and evaluate risk and return for impact investing in health care.

A panel discussion on the shift to whole person health care will be led by Rev. Alexander Plum, MPH, CHES, director, clinical & social health integration, Henry Ford Health System. Speakers will discuss the shift to disease prevention, whole health care, and the opportunity for investors; behavioral health integration with primary care and the role of private equity; as well as case studies from health plans on programs to evaluate investor portfolios.

Virtual attendance basics

Virtual conference participants will receive a link to the live streaming summit (credentials cannot be shared or used simultaneously with another user). Simply log in via your computer, sit back, and learn and network virtually.

The virtual conference software is compatible with desktop computers, iPads, tablet computers, and iPhone cellular devices with wireless internet connection. Click here to check for system compatibility with the live stream platform in advance.

Presentations will remain available online for approximately 90 days after the virtual conference has taken place. Attendees can re-watch sessions or catch any presentations they missed during the live event.

To learn more about The Health Care Impact Investing Summit, including the full agenda, list of speakers, and registration information, click here.