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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

How can hospitals improve neighborhoods? Three field leaders weigh in.

Quentin Moore

Mary Pittman

Tyler Norris

Doug Jutte

Doug Jutte







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 now?

At our June 27 discussion, three field leaders will discuss how hospitals and healthcare systems are investing in communities, and how they are the leveraging opportunities to coordinate with the community development sector to improve population health . This discussion will be practical and interactive.


The Network’s Executive Director, Doug Jutte, will be joined by:

Register below and help us by spreading the word to your colleagues.


It’s easy to attend Network Commons, even if you’ve never been to a live online discussion. Here’s how:

  • Register hereAfter registering, login information will be sent via email.
  • Log in on June 27 from 9:30am-10:30am PT / 12:30-1:30pm ET. The conversations will also be archived on our YouTube Channel if you are not able to catch it live.
  • Join the conversation before, during, or after the event on Twitter by using the hashtag #NetworkCommons.


Interested in learning more about the health care system-community development connection?

  • Read our blog on Tyler Norris and Ted Howard’s report, “Can Hospitals Heal America’s Communities?” for examples of successful hospital efforts to make local populations healthier.
  • Learn more about Trinity Health’s Transforming Communities Initiative, a multi-million dollar effort to improve population health through six community collaborations.
  • Read our blog about how hospitals in Baton Rouge, LA conducted the nation’s first joint community health needs assessment.
  • Discover how Bithlo, FL practitioners collaborated with public and private partners to improve health and opportunity holistically in our blog.


Launched in 2015, Network Commons is a live online discussion series on cross-sector strategies to improve neighborhood health and well-being.

About the Author

Alison Moore

Alison Moore is the Project Assistant at the Build Healthy Places Network. She is a MCP/MPH candidate at UC Berkeley.