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UMass Memorial, other hospitals pledge $700M to address disparities affecting health

Steven H. Foskett Jr.

Acknowledging that social, economic, environmental, and behavioral factors account for 80% of health outcomes a community experiences, a group of hospitals, including UMass Memorial Health Care, is pledging more than $700 million to address the root causes of those issues. UMass is part of the Healthcare Anchor Network, a group of national and regional health care systems, which made the announcement of the funding commitment Tuesday.