For the past four years, the Center for Community Investment has been working with hospitals and health plans aiming to improve the health of their communities by investing in the social determinants of health. Health institutions can be game-changing contributors to the community investment system by working with local partners to align and optimize limited resources and to think more creatively about increasing resources to fund community health needs. Collaboration, community engagement, and multisector partnerships are key to unlocking innovative community investment strategies.
In this video series, you’ll hear from experienced health institutions about how to use community investment to support multiple social determinants of health:
- Introduction to Health Systems and Community Investment: Learn what it takes to activate a health institution's different departments to take up the important work of upstream investment.
Mobilizing Health Institutions to Invest Upstream: Discover how three health systems have been able to work across their institutions to advance affordable housing in their communities.
Case Study: The South Side Renaissance Fund: Hear how the Ohio Capital Finance Corporation, an affiliate of Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, created the South Side Renaissance Fund which helped Healthy Homes and South Side Renaissance Homes to continue their mission of making a significant, positive difference in Columbus’s South Side.
- Reflections on Partnering with the Community: Hear how health systems can work with residents, local organizations, nonprofit developers, and foundations to figure out how to achieve community goals.