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

Written by Alison Moore on July 6, 2016

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At our Network Commons live discussion on June 27, 2016, three field leaders discussed how hospitals and healthcare systems are investing in communities and leveraging opportunities to coordinate with the community development sector to improve population health.

“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 27 Network Commons event.

The Network’s Executive Director, Doug Jutte, moderated a rich discussion with three prominent leaders from the health care and public health sectors:


Check out the highlights. Missed the event or need a refresher on our speakers’ practical tips? Check out this video recording of the June 27 event on the Build Healthy Places Network’s YouTube channel.

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Learn more. Read our guest blog by Tyler Norris and Ted Howard on hospitals as anchor institutions. Stay tuned for an in-depth blog exploring how CDFIs and hospitals can work together. Finally, check out these resources mentioned during the event:


Continue the conversation. Still pondering how the healthcare sector can more broadly can partner with the community development? We’re continuing to answer these and other audience questions via Twitter @BHPNetwork #NetworkCommons. Join the conversation and tell us what you think!


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Alison Moore