In my latest interview, I had the opportunity to speak with David Zuckerman, President and Founder of Healthcare Anchor Network. Our discussion centered on the impact that hospitals and health systems have on the development of a healthier community through strategic investments.

David explained how Healthcare Anchor Network works with hospitals and health systems nationwide that have integrated the anchor mission framework into their practices. According to him, the goal is to identify areas where business challenges align with community needs and develop strategies that address both aspects simultaneously.

David shared different approaches, stages, and examples of impact investing and place-based investing. He emphasized that such investments serve a dual purpose as they bring financial returns while also creating a social impact in the community.

The positive effects of these investments on community health are significant. David highlighted research that shows a critical link between factors such as housing stability and employment opportunities with overall health. By investing in these areas, health systems can improve community well-being without diverting resources that may be needed for health services or other priorities.

I hope you found this conversation informative and insightful. Stay tuned for more discussions like this on a monthly basis as part of our Department’s dossier series. Watch the full episode below.

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