Financing Community Health: Unlocking Investments to Address the Social Determinants of Health

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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

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CCI is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California Endowment, and The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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