Engaging Allies in the Culture of Health Movement – Stakeholder Meeting #4 (Role of Anchor Institutions)

About this Event

On March 12, 2018, the NAM hosted a stakeholder meeting to explore the catalytic role of anchor institutions in addressing the social determinants of health and improving health equity in communities across the nation. Participants included senior leaders from universities, hospitals, major employers, and other anchor institutions. 

The key objectives of the meeting were to:

  • Demonstrate the unique and important position of anchor institutions in advancing health equity and building a culture of health in surrounding communities
  • Explore how to leverage anchor institutions’ missions for universities, hospitals, and health systems to uplift community conditions, advance health equity, and build a culture of health by highlighting promising models
  • Explore how to shape and use an anchor institution mission for businesses, non-profit foundations, and municipalities to advance health equity and a culture of health in communities highlighting promising models
  • Catalyze purposeful action by sharing lessons learned to enable anchor institutions to establish and implement their own approach to advancing health equity and building a culture of health  

This meeting was closed to the public. For questions, please contact Ivory Clarke at IClarke@nas.edu

About the Culture of Health Program

The National Academy of Medicine’s Culture of Health Program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundationis a multiyear collaborative effort to identify strategies to create and sustain conditions that support equitable good health for everyone in America. Since launching, the program released a consensus study on how communities can promote health equity in their local settings, launched three additional consensus studies, held a nationwide community art project, developed a community documentary series, and traveled the country to learn how communities are promoting health equity on the ground. Upcoming activities and tools include an art project inspired by young leaders across the nation, an online resource hub, and additional public workshops.  Learn more >>

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