“Why Would a Hospital Do This?” Shifting Institutional Culture for Health Equity

Hanaa Hamdi is the director of health impact investment strategies and partnerships at New Jersey Community Capital, the state’s largest CDFI. Michellene Davis is the executive vice president and chief corporate affairs officer at the New Jersey–based health system RWJBarnabas Health. Both organizations have for some years understood that the intersection of health and housing […]

Health Care and Community Development Partnerships in the Time of COVID-19

For health care institutions and community development organizations that focus on low-income communities’ social determinants of health, this year has been a doozy. The concept that a person’s health is deeply affected by their socioeconomic status, education, housing, and environment is a relatively new one, and many initiatives around the country designed to address those […]