Place-based investment, otherwise known as community investment, helps create the social and physical environments that support community health over the long term. Hospitals and health systems are using this “anchor mission” strategy to address housing insecurity and other social determinants of health. As communities recover from the pandemic, it will be a useful strategy for reimagining and rebuilding a more equitable society at a scale that grants alone cannot achieve.

AHA Report on the State of Hospital and Business Solution Provider Relationships


To Advance Health Equity, You Must Invest in Communities

This AHA Center for Health Innovation blog highlights six steps that hospitals and health systems can take to create an investment strategy to improve community health.


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