Co-Director, Management Team, California Future Health Workforce Commission
Senior Investigator, Public Health Institute
Kevin Barnett is Co-Director of the California Future Health Workforce Commission and a Senior Investigator at the Public Health Institute. He has led research and fieldwork in hospital community benefit and health workforce diversity at PHI for over two decades, working with hospitals, government agencies, and community stakeholders across the country.
Recent work includes a national study of community health assessments and implementation strategies for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a national initiative funded by the Kresge Foundation to align and focus investments by hospitals, other health sector stakeholders, and financial institutions in low-income communities.
Current work includes Alignment of Governance and Leadership in Healthcare (AGLH), a partnership with The Governance Institute and Stakeholder Health with funding from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to build population health knowledge among hospital board members and senior leadership, a national study of hospital interventions to address food insecurity, and the establishment of a national coordinating center to align hospital community benefit expenditures with health and community development sector investments to address health inequities in economically disadvantaged communities.
He serves as the Co-Director of the California Health Workforce Alliance, as a member of the Board of Directors of Communities Joined in Action, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Trinity Health System.