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Hospitals broadening community-improvement activities

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In activities that Cambridge Management Group senior advisers have become very familiar with in their population-health work, hospitals are broadening their work in community-improvement programs that affect health. These include participating in mixed-used housing, anti-hunger initiatives and efforts to improve transportation and education.

As Modern Healthcare reported: “Such efforts are starting to dovetail with those of philanthropic foundations and community and social service organizations. ‘We keep backing up into the healthcare world,’ David Erickson, director of the Center for Community Development Investments at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, told the magazine. “We see (hospitals) as potential partners.”

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