Tagged: hospitals

Advancing the Anchor Mission of Healthcare

In December 2016, Dr. Doug Jutte represented the Network at the first national convening among hospital and health system leaders on the “Anchor Mission of Healthcare,” sponsored by the Democracy Collaborative. The meeting brought together 43 health systems from across the country, with representatives from urban, rural, community-based, public, academic, children’s hospitals, Catholic and other religiously …

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Building Healthy Communities Through Local Economy Strategies

The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) has spent the last 15 years working with thousands of local businesses, investors, and civic leaders who are actively engaged in improving local economies and communities across the U.S. and Canada. These leaders work to support entrepreneurs, drive investment in local businesses, and build equity in their …

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Fast Fact: More than $32 billion is spent on DSRIP in 8 states.

This Fast Fact is part of a series in partnership with the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), the national coordinating center for Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the full Fast Facts series! Fact In total, more than $32 billion is being spent on Delivery …

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Three Joining Forces Grantees Share How CDFIs Help Them Meet their Health Equity Goals

Across the country, new opportunities like the BUILD Health Challenge are pushing community organizations to form cross-sector partnerships in order to improve and promote . One valuable collaborative partner is the  sector, which brings public and private investment into place-based initiatives. How are communities leveraging  (CDFIs) and other community development organizations to address their population health goals? Our …

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Age-Friendly Health Centers: A Proving Ground for Change

Read the full Expert Insight series! This article first appeared on the Capital Impact Partners blog on August 30, 2016.  Wouldn’t we all like to age in our homes and communities, surrounded by what is familiar, supported by a team that really understands who we are and how to serve us as individuals with unique needs? This …

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Three Health Systems Leaders Share How Hospitals Can Improve Health Beyond the Doctor’s Office

“We’ve got to be in the ZIP code improvement business.” -Tyler Norris, Kaiser Permanente Now more than ever, hospitals and healthcare systems are looking beyond the doctor’s office to address other factors that influence their patients’ health and well-being. How are they doing this? And why now? Our guest panelists shared their insights during our June …

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Join us for the June 27 Network Commons: “How Can Hospitals Improve Neighborhoods?” at 9:30 am PT/ 12:30 pm ET

            Historically, hospitals have played a key role in providing medical care and employment opportunities in their communities. Now more than ever, hospitals and healthcare systems are looking beyond the doctor’s office to address other factors that influence their patients’ health and well-being. How are they doing this? And why …

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How Hospitals Can Help Cure Entire Communities

It is no secret by now that neighborhood, education, and other “social determinants” all affect personal and . When communities nine miles apart have starkly different life expectancies, the impact of place on well-being is clear. Hospitals, as important anchor institutions in a community, are beginning to ask what more they can do to reduce …

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Dispatches: Network Director Doug Jutte reports on the ACHI annual meeting

What meeting did you attend? The Association for Community Health Improvement‘s annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. I helped organize the first ever track, co-led a community development overview session with Amy Gillman from Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and co-organized a community development and health metrics session with Jessica Mulcahy from Success Measures at NeighborWorks and Nancy …

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