The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) News covered how medical schools and teaching hospitals are increasingly collaborating with local communities to improve health by dealing with economic barriers. HAN and HAN members Rush University Medical Center, University Hospitals and Evergreen Cooperatives (formed by University Hospitals, the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, and the Cleveland Foundation) were highlighted.
“Rush is among a growing number of academic medical leaders that are taking a broader approach to improving health. These institutions are training residents of nearby communities, investing in local businesses, improving housing stock, and more. Additionally, in 2017, several academic systems joined with other health care leaders to help launch the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN), a group of more than 40 health systems working together on anchoring efforts that is supported by the Democracy Collaborative.”
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