Lauren Worth - Senior Associate, Healthcare Anchor Network
Lauren joined The Democracy Collaborative’s Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) team in May 2017. As a Senior Associate, she helps hospitals and health systems leverage their business practices, such as hiring, purchasing, and investment, to support inclusive, sustainable communities through their participation in HAN, which represents over 50 hospital systems across the United States. Lauren’s work focuses on supporting HAN members to define the organizational imperative for adopting an Anchor Mission approach, advance implementation of anchor initiatives, and collaborate with community stakeholders to make the Anchor Mission more responsive to community needs.
Prior to joining The Democracy Collaborative, Lauren worked at the Summit Foundation, a Washington, DC-based private foundation, where she collaborated with urban advocates, practitioners and local government officials to make cities more sustainable, livable and equitable. She has a B.A. in international studies from American University, where she focused on global environmental politics.