Opening a children’s museum seems an unlikely endeavor for a health care system. So does establishing a trendy restaurant district. But these are just two of the innovative strategies financed in recent years by Catholic health systems seeking to spur economic development and improve well-being in the low-income communities they serve.
As America ages, housing and community development allies work together to develop new choices for seniors. With creative models of long-term care and assisted living continuing to crop up, innovative aging-in-place programs offer an important alternative for many. The variety of options ensures that seniors with different levels of capability and dependence can live safely where they wish.
Children’s hospitals in Ohio are making key investments to address a major cause of poor health — substandard housing.
The causes of poor health are rooted in neighborhood. Partners in San Francisco’s HOPE SF effort are learning the solutions are too.