Grants are magic. They can pay for all kinds of things that improve community health and well-being—salaries for community health workers, groceries for a food pantry, transit passes to access medical care, and housing vouchers. But once that money is spent, it’s gone. A limited supply of grants can’t support the scale of transformation required to provide healthy environments for everyone. Our financial system has an abundant supply of a different kind of money: investment capital.
During a recent American Hospital Association webinar, CCI’s Executive Director Robin Hacke and Kaiser Permanente’s John Vu delved into the basics of investment capital and shared insights from the Accelerating Investments for Healthy Communities (AIHC) initiative.
Watch the Recording
- Download the Slide Deck
- Upstream All The Way: Why Pioneering Health Institutions Are Investing Upstream to Improve Community Health—this issue brief highlights some of the lessons CCI has learned about the motivations driving health institutions to invest in the determinants of health in their communities
- Making The Most of Community Benefit Dollars—this article by CCI's Robin Hacke and Alyia Gaskins, published in Health Progress, provides an introduction on community investment for hospital community benefit staff
Learn more about AIHC and the participating health institutions at centerforcommunityinvestment.org/aihc