Kevin Barnett

Executive Director of CACHE, Public Health Institute
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Kevin has led research and fieldwork to advance hospital community benefit practices and increase health workforce diversity for nearly three decades, working with hospitals, government agencies, and community stakeholders across the country. He serves as the Executive Director of CACHE, a national center supporting evidence-informed intersectoral collaboration between healthcare, related sectors, and diverse community stakeholders. Recent work includes partnerships with the National League of Cities (NLC) to support equity focused strategies in cities across the country. Current work includes a partnership with the New Hampshire Hospital Association and the Center for Impact Finance at UNH to support a statewide strategy for community development investment and policy advocacy, a partnership with Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) at the Hospital Association of Southern California that includes a collaborative strategy to invest in affordable housing through the LA Partnership, and a contract with the city of Roanoke, Virginia to facilitate the establishment of two Resident Advisory Councils to guide intersectoral investments in community revitalization. 

Recent work in the workforce diversity arena includes serving as co-director of the management team for the California Future Health Workforce Commission and co-author of the 2018 report “Meeting the Demand For Health.”  

Kevin serves on the Board of Directors for the Trinity Health System and the Pathways Community Hub Institute, the Metrics Advisory Council for the Lown Institute Hospitals Index, the Advisory Board of Health Career Connection, and the Expert Working Group for the UMN Rural Health Research Center.