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How Healthcare Anchor Networks are Investing in Community Well-being: A Look into Place-based Investments

A Conversation on Community Investment for Health with David Zuckerman from the Healthcare Anchor Network

How Healthcare Anchor Networks are Investing in Community Well-being: A Look into Place-based Investments

In this episode of the Chair File series, I have the pleasure of speaking with David Zuckerman, the president and founder of the Healthcare Anchor Network. Our discussion centers on how hospitals and health systems are investing in communities to improve overall health and well-being.

David explains that a key aspect of the anchor strategy is aligning business needs with community priorities. He shares various approaches, stages, and examples of impact investment and place-based investment, emphasizing their dual purpose of providing financial returns while also making a social impact in the community.

The impact of such investments on community health is substantial according to David. He notes that research has shown the importance of factors like housing, food access, transportation, and infrastructure on overall health. By investing in these areas, hospitals and health systems can improve the well-being of their communities without needing to divert discretionary funds away from clinical services.

I encourage you to explore these insightful conversations and watch this episode to learn more about how hospitals and health systems are working towards a better future for their communities through impact investments.

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