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Can Hospitals Heal America's Communities?

Can Hospitals Heal America's Communities?

Healthcare’s role in creating healthy communities through increasing access to quality care, research, and grantmaking is being complemented by a higher impact approach; hospitals and integrated health systems are increasingly stepping outside of their walls to address the social, economic, and environmental conditions that contribute to poor health outcomes, shortened lives, and higher costs in the first place.

Cities Building Community Wealth

Cities Building Community Wealth

In cities across the nation, a few enjoy rising affluence while many struggle to get by. This situation is created in part by the practices of traditional economic development. Current trends threaten to worsen, unless we can answer the design challenge before us. Can we create an economic system—beginning at the local level—that builds the wealth and prosperity of everyone?

Gar Alperovitz: Opening plenary address at SOCAP Conference 2015

Gar Alperovitz delivered the opening speech at the Social Capital Markets Conference of 2015, a convention of over 2,000 changemakers in the field engaging the topics of entrepreneurship and impact investing. He addressed these attendees at the opening plenary of the conference, followed by a panel of distinguished speakers including Angela Glover Blackwell (director of PolicyLink), Brendan Martin (founder and director of T Read more about Gar Alperovitz: Opening plenary address at SOCAP Conference 2015...

Educate and Empower: Tools For Building Community Wealth

How do low-income communities learn to advance economically and build wealth? Low-income communities and communities of color, in challenging structural economic and social inequality, have historically grappled with tensions inherent to development. Who participates in, directs, and ultimately owns the economic-development process? In creating and sustaining new, inclusive economic institutions, how do community members cultivate and pass on skills, commitment and knowledge—especially among those who have long faced barriers to education and employment? Read more about Educate and Empower: Tools For Building Community Wealth...

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