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David Zuckerman - Executive Director, Healthcare Anchor Network

David Zuckerman - Executive Director, Healthcare Anchor Network

David Zuckerman has been leading the Healthcare Anchor Network since its launch in 2017 and serves as the executive director of the network. He is a national thought leader on the role of health systems as anchor institutions in building community wealth and inclusive economic development.

David is the co-author of several reports that have helped propel forward the anchor mission movement, including Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities toolkit series. He is also the author of Hospitals Building Healthier Communities: Embracing the Anchor Mission and a contributor to Can Hospitals Heal America’s Communities. He is the lead author of a National Academy of Medicine discussion paper, Building a Culture of Health at the Federal Level and a contributor to 2020 Surgeon General’s Report on Community Health and Economic Prosperity. 

David has been an invited speaker at key sector events to promote the anchor mission movement: World Health Organization, American Hospital Association, Association of Academic Health Centers, the National Academy of Medicine, American Organization of Nurse Executives and Modern Healthcare’s Leadership Summit.

He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Consumer Health Foundation, including previously as Treasurer.

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