Do you want to speak at SOCAP23? The SOCAP Open Session Submission Period Is LIVE!

Submit Your Ideas Here by April 1!

Healthcare Capital Accountability to Anti-Racism and Equity: Setting Standards for Community Ownership and Power-Sharing

Jen Lewis-Walden July 13, 2022

Over the past two years, a global pandemic and national reckoning on racial equity have underscored the disproportionate burden of health inequities carried by BIPOC and low-income communities. Against this backdrop, healthcare institutions are stating their intentions to prioritize racial and economic justice in the communities they serve. Actualizing these intentions — and codifying them into tangible commitments and investments — requires addressing a key determinant of health: power. In the context of healthcare, power can be seen as control over the definition, scope, funding, and evaluation of what “counts” as health, and historically, those communities with the greatest inequities are the same communities who have been excluded from this control, particularly when it comes to funding decisions and allocations. To achieve equity and to ensure better health, healthcare funders and impact investors must commit to authentically supporting community power-building processes that center restorative capital principles (for example, Shift recently piloted a California-based participatory grantmaking process for health). Hear from innovators advancing tangible power-sharing and anti-racism commitments with community leaders and healthcare leaders and efforts to lay the groundwork for national standards of healthcare accountability.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Accountability

  • Power and Capital

  • Reimagine Systems

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion


Anti-racism, social determinants of health, community-led change

Purpose and Desired Outcome

To build new narratives and momentum to hold healthcare accountable to commitments to anti-racism and health equity by sharing ideas, examples, and opportunities for community power healthcare governance and investments.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Artists & Culture-makers

  • Government

  • Academia

  • Service Providers


  • NameArtair Rogers
  • TitlePhD Candidate
  • OrganizationHarvard University School of Public Health
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameSonia Sarkar
  • TitleLeadership Team
  • OrganizationShift Health Accelerator
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameJen Lewis-Walden
  • TitleLeadership Team
  • OrganizationShift Health Accelerator
  • StatusConfirmed
Join the SOCAP Newsletter!