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Bridging the Gap: How Hospitals and Health Systems are Investing in Community Well-Being through Impact Investments

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Chair File: A Conversation on Community Health Investment with David Zuckerman from the Healthcare Anchor Network

David Zuckerman, the founder and president of the Healthcare Anchor Network, recently joined me to discuss how hospitals and health systems are playing a vital role in developing healthier communities through impact investments. These investments aim to enhance various aspects such as housing, food access, transportation, infrastructure, and economic opportunities within the community.

The Healthcare Anchor Network collaborates with hospitals and health systems across the country that have incorporated the anchor mission framework into their practices. According to David, this framework’s key strategy is to align business challenges with community needs and develop strategies that address both aspects simultaneously.

David shared several examples of impact investment and place-based investment approaches, stages, and benefits. He emphasized that these investments serve a dual purpose by delivering financial returns while also generating social impact within the community.

The positive effects of these investments on community health are significant. David highlighted research showing a strong link between factors like housing stability and employment opportunities to overall health. By investing in these areas, health systems can improve community well-being without diverting resources needed for healthcare services or other priorities.

This conversation was enlightening and informative, providing valuable insights into how hospitals and health systems can contribute positively to their communities’ development. Stay tuned for more discussions like this on a monthly basis as part of the Chair File series. Watch the full episode below:

By Samantha Nguyen

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