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

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.

Publication date: 2019-11-05
Parent publication: Telegram
Publication URL: https://www.telegram.com/news/20191105/umass-memorial-other-hospitals-pledge-700m-to-address-disparities-affecting-health

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