Hospitals Building Healthy Communities
Health systems are increasingly stepping outside of their walls to address the social, economic, and environmental factors that contribute to poor health outcomes, shortened lives, and higher costs. Our speaker, David Zuckerman, manager for healthcare engagement at The Democracy Collaborative, shares how this increasing recognition is leading a growing number of health systems to adopt inclusive, economic development strategies to improve health and well-being for low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. This webinar provides an overview of the Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities toolkit series, which aims to accelerate this new model in healthcare and help health systems integrate community health principles into three distinct business functions: (1) inclusive, local hiring and workforce development, (2) local and diverse sourcing; and (3) leveraging their long-term investment portfolios for place-based investment.
David Zuckerman joined The Democracy Collaborative team in 2012 and serves as Manager for Healthcare Engagement for the organization’s Anchor Institution Initiative. David is the co-author of the Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities toolkit series. His work focuses on inclusive and equitable economic development strategies that build wealth in low-income communities, with specific attention on how hospitals and health systems can deploy the business side of their institutions to support community health improvement and strengthen their local economies.
David is also the author of Hospitals Building Healthier Communities: Embracing the Anchor Mission and a contributor to Can Hospitals Heal America’s Communities. He is the lead author of a National Academy of Medicine discussion paper, Building a Culture of Health at the Federal Level. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Consumer Health Foundation.
This Webinar is a non-commercial presentation sponsored by ZurickDavis
Posted on Apr 27, 2017