Health equity and anchor institutions

Hospital systems, like banks and financial institutions, must invest in communities. With strong motivation from the Affordable Care Act, more hospital systems are collaborating successfully with community-based organizations to make long-lasting progress towards health equity. This session dives into the ways community groups can partner, conduct assessments, build community support and launch task forces to ultimately collaborate with hospital anchor institutions.

Courtney Hodapp, Head of the Office of Nonprofit Engagement, JPMorgan Chase, Washington, DC

Kendra Smith, Director, Social Determinants of Health, ProMedica, Toledo, OH
Rev. Dr. Terrence Keeling, President/CEO, Central Baptist Community Development Corporation, Wilmington, DE
Tanya Edelin, Director, Community Health Strategy and Operations, Kaiser Permanente, Rockville, MD

Kendra Smith
Kendra Smith – NCRC Conference 3.19-ProMedica

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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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