A Healthcare Anchor Network member, Boston Medical Center recently announced a $6.5 million package of investments in a range of investments designed to tackle critical community problems. These investments, explicitly framed as upstream interventions in the social determinants of health, will help a variety of community partners provide access to affordable housing, address homelessness, and work for food security.
Read more in The Boston Globe: "Boston Medical Center has a new prescription for its most vulnerable patients: housing"
Read Boston Medical Center's press release.
One of Boston Medical Center's community partners on these investments is the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund, an interesting example of how healthcare anchor institutions can collaborate on innovative financing for inclusive development with other community stakeholders.
Listen to Marketplace on the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund: "Investors make a bet to lift Boston-area neighborhood out of poverty"