Report: "Anchor Collaboratives: Building Bridges With Place-Based Partnerships & Anchor Institutions"
UMassMemorial Anchor Mission: reallocating resources, realigning institutional policy, and changing the organization’s culture
The Practical Playbook II is the first resource to thoroughly lay out what works (and what doesn't) when collaborating for change on health issues.
HAN member David Ansell with Rush University Medical Center, Kristen Pallok, and Fernando De Maio wrote a case study titled Structural Racism — A 60-Year-Old Black Woman with Breast Cancer and propose three critical strategies for addressing structural racism in health care.
“Structural racism refers to the ways in which historical and contemporary racial inequities in outcomes are perpetuated by social, economic, and political systems, including mutually reinforcing systems of health care, education, housing, employment, the media, and criminal justice... Structural racism compounds the health effects of poverty and other forms of oppression by concentrating poverty in black communities within racially segregated neighborhoods with limited health care options."
Starting this year HAN member Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), in partnership with the Philadelphia Housing Development Corp., initiated a new campaign called CAPP+ which is a pilot program to conduct asthma-trigger removal in the homes of 10 CAPP patients. The program funds asthma remediation work including home repairs and renovations, averaging about $20,000 a residence. CHOP plans to extend the program next year to 100 homes and more in future years. The program is part of CHOP’s Healthier Together initiative, a five-year, $25 million effort to address community issues such as hunger, violence, and behavioral health.
Kaiser Permanente's Dr. Bechara Choucair writes about the health system's participation in the Healthcare Anchor Network-sponsored Housing for Health Congressional briefing to raise awareness among federal lawmakers and to advocate for actionable policy solutions. He discusses the affordable housing crisis, how it's leading to more unsafe housing which is linked to poor health outcomes -- and what needs to be done to address this crises.
MetroHealth Partners with the Latino Construction Program to Train Apprentices for its New Hospital Facilities
MetroHealth has pledged to work to increase its hiring of local workers and to use small, minority and women-owned Cleveland businesses as part of a Community Benefits Agreement for construction of its $946-million transformation plan, an 11-story 264-bed hospital on its main campus in Cleveland. Many of the workers trained in the Spanish-American Committee’s Latino Construction Program were Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria.