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

Issue Landing Page
Help hospital and health care leaders collaboratively work with public health and local partners to benefit patients and communities.
Case Studies
Public
Parkland Health & Hospital System – Dallas, Texas Using SDOH Data to Reduce Breast Cancer
AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Scan
Leaders need to think strategically about the pandemic’s impact on health care in the near and long term and plan for a future defined by resilience and…
Case Studies
Case Studies
AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Scan
The recently launched AHA Living Learning Network (LLN) provides essential resources through a peer-to-peer community of health care professionals dedicated to…