An in-depth article in Modern Healthcare provides a helpful overview and history of health systems’ focus on the role of social determinants. The article details the important work of Healthcare Anchor Network member Kaiser Permanente to engage government agencies, and to leverage its investment funds to address homelessness and promote affordable housing, healthy eating, active living, and early childhood education. HAN member ProMedica’s role in co-founding the Root Cause Coalition and addressing food insecurity was also highlighted.
Also detailed is HAN Member Cleveland Clinic’s groundbreaking partnership with the Evergreen Cooperatives to create 100 local jobs and build community wealth by allowing employees to share business ownership in the hospital’s supply chain. “We see this as an important step we can take to support the health and well-being of our neighbors,” said Ralph Turner, the Clinic’s Executive Director of Patient Support Services.
Read the Modern Healthcare article: “Complete care: Hospitals tackling social determinants are setting the course for the industry“