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Anchors in Resilient Communities - Hospitals Increasing Community Wealth

Results of a study on hospitals’ community benefit practices to improve access to healthy foods and an innovative example of success.

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Health systems are increasingly embracing their roles as “anchor institutions”. Utilizing a powerful combination of procurement and investments, health care is exploring ways to build local, equitable food economies, and foster resilient communities. The panel presents the results of Health Care Without Harm’s 2-year national study that examined hospitals’ community benefit practices to improve access to healthy foods, promote healthier food environments, and prevent diet-related disease. The panel then presents Anchors in Resilient Communities (ARC), and ARC’s first collaborative project, MyCultiver, as examples of how anchors are working together with community, building robust regional food systems that can increase community health, wealth, and climate resilience in the Bay Area through market disruption and transformation.

 

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Presenter Bios

Amber Hansen

Amber HansenAmber Hansen is the Southwest Regional Coordinator for Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Food in Health Care Program. She works in Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico to support the health care sector in purchasing more healthy, local, sustainable food and investing in upstream interventions to build a healthier food systems.

Lauren Poor

Lauren PoorLauren Poor is the California Community Food Systems Coordinator at Health Care Without Harm where she works with hospitals to build resilient communities through cross-sector collaboration, investment, and co-learning.  Lauren received her Master's in Public Health from UNC Chapel Hill where she focused on community-based participatory research and environmental justice. 

Tara Marchant

Tara MarchantTara Marchant is the Director of Emerald Cities Collaborative-San Francisco East Bay, working across the spectrum of labor, community, industry, and workforce development to retrofit our urban core. Tara co-coordinates the Anchors in Resilient Communities (ARC) initiative to build community health, wealth, and climate resilience in the Bay Area. 

 

 

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