Health Care and Housing: Making the Case to Invest

An illustration of a house jigsaw puzzle, with a piece that has a health symbol in its center

Across the United States, hospitals and health systems are increasingly making meaningful upstream investments to improve the health and well-being of the communities and individuals they serve. These leading health institutions are also forging new partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders (e.g., government agencies, community groups, foundations and banks) to maximize the scale and impact of their investments.

Advancing this shift in practice is at the root of the Center for Community Investment's Accelerating Investments for Healthy Communities (AIHC) initiative. Through our work, we’ve discovered that there are multiple motivating factors that lead hospitals and health systems to leverage their resources as a method of strengthening the social determinants of health. Ultimately, these upstream investments aren't just a prescription for individual, family, and community health and stability, they have the potential to transform the health institutions themselves.

Read more in Health Progressthe official journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States.


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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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