Making the Case for Hospitals to Invest in Housing

Hospitals and health systems are adopting innovative approaches to address the social determinants of health and improve the health of communities they serve.

Improving the health of individuals—and their neighborhoods and communities as a whole—is one of the most complex and pressing challenges in health care today. Given the inextricable link between affordable, quality housing and good health, housing is one area that hospitals and health systems are starting to focus on more and more. A new initiative, Accelerating Investments for Healthy Communities, led by the Center for Community Investment and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is helping hospitals refine their community investment strategies around affordable housing. The American Hospital Association and NORC at the University of Chicago are partnering to learn from the journeys of participating hospitals and sharing initial findings in this issue brief, Making the Case for Hospitals to Invest in Housing.

Housing construction site

Related Resources

Case Studies
St. James Parish Hospital’s 3D mammography team receives the Skin Marking in Mammography Excellence Award from Beekley Medical for clear communication and…
Advancing Health Podcast
Dr. Leon D. Caldwell, Senior Director, Health Equity Strategies and Innovation, in the Institute of Diversity and Health Equity at the AHA, sits down with Dr.…
Case Studies
Community Memorial Health System located in Ventura, California, partnered with Channel Islands University to create a caregiver navigator program.
Case Studies
At AdventHealth Hendersonville in North Carolina, teams work together across the health system and with community partners to meet the care needs of patients…
AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Scan
Roundtrip’s continuing development can be traced in part to AWS’ Health Equity Initiative, a three-year $40 million commitment to help its health care…
AHA letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the FY 2023 IRF prospective payment system (PPS) proposed rule.