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Duluth’s Hillside neighborhoods face some of the worst health outcomes in the city — and the medical district aims to change that

The developing medical district is located in an area that struggles the most with health in Duluth. David Zuckerman, director of healthcare engagement for the Democracy Collaborative, studies how major entities, like hospitals, impact their nearby communities. The most effective way for hospitals to positively change their neighborhoods is by purchasing from local businesses owned by women or people of color; establishing hiring pipelines in the community; and investing in ventures or portfolios that then invest back into the communities, he said.

Publication date: 2019-10-26
Parent publication: Duluth News Tribune
Publication URL: https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/government-and-politics/4740713-Duluth%E2%80%99s-Hillside-neighborhoods-face-some-of-the-worst-health-outcomes-in-the-city-%E2%80%94-and-the-medical-district-aims-to-change-that

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