Jul 24 through 24 2018

NEHI Live! Presents Health Systems as Anchor Institutions and Community Development

This webinar took place on July 24, 2018. You can view the audio recording here.



This NEHI Live! webinar will feature a discussion about how hospitals and health systems can use their role as “anchor institutions” – enterprises rooted in their local communities by mission, invested capital, and relationships to patients, customers, employees, and vendors – to boost economic development in their local communities. By investing in such areas as affordable housing, microenterprises, and infrastructure – thus lifting economic prospects for residents, and adding other vital community amenities such as transportation, full-service grocery stores, and parks and playgrounds – health systems are also helping to address the underlying social and economic drivers of poor health. 

During the webinar, representatives of health systems will discuss how their organizations have made these investments in their communities and the lessons that they’ve learned in the process. NEHI President and CEO Susan Dentzer will moderate the discussion. Speakers include the following (bios below):

  • Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Build Healthy Places Network, a program of the Public Health Institute
  • John Vu, Vice President of Strategy for Community Health, Kaiser Permanente
  • Shirley Holland, Vice President of Planning and Community Development, Carilion Clinic
  • Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, Associate Director, GROW Clinic, Boston Medical Center; Principal Investigator, Children’s HealthWatch; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1744887961576885251

Douglas Jutte Bio: 

Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH is Executive Director of the Build Healthy Places Network, a national organization that catalyzes and supports collaboration across the sectors of community development and health with the goal of increasing investment in low-income neighborhoods, maximizing the health benefits of these investments, and improving outcomes measurement.

Dr. Jutte sits on the Board of Trustees for Mercy Housing, a national non-profit affordable housing developer, and the Board of Directors for Mercy Loan Fund, a national CDFI. He is a member of the Enterprise Community Partners health advisory committee and the Dignity Health community economic initiatives Board subcommittee. He has also been a leader in the Federal Reserve Bank and RWJ Foundation’s Healthy Communities Initiative, which has convened over 35 cross-sector gatherings throughout the country since 2010.

Prior to founding the Network, Dr. Jutte worked as a pediatrician for nearly 20 years in low-income community clinics and as a neonatal hospitalist. He is an associate professor at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health where he teaches in the Joint Medical Program. His research focuses on the impact of the social determinants of health on children’s wellbeing and the policies and financial tools that can intervene to protect the health of vulnerable families and communities. He has published in a number of prominent scientific journals including Pediatrics, Epidemiology, the American Journal of Public Health and Health Affairs.

Dr. Jutte received his BA from Cornell University, MD from Harvard Medical School, and MPH from UC Berkeley. He trained in pediatrics at Stanford University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in population health at UCSF through the RWJF Health & Society Scholars program.

John Vu Bio: 

John is the national vice president of strategy for Community Health at Kaiser Permanente. He is responsible for providing leadership in the development and implementation of key strategies to help deliver on Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to improving the health of communities. His focus is to ensure alignment and integration of major priorities and business plans across several functional areas, including care and coverage programs for low income people, partnerships with safety net providers, community health initiatives, environmental stewardship, research, health policy, diversity and international programs.

John has been with Kaiser Permanente for more than 20 years and has previously been a director in national strategic planning and a management consultant focused on business planning. Prior to Kaiser Permanente, he worked in consulting in health care around issues related to strategy and board governance.

He serves on the Advisory Council for the Association for Community Health Improvement as part of the American Hospital Association, was a Fellow in America’s Health Insurance Plan’s Executive Leadership Program and was named a DiversityMBA Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader in 2013. He is a graduate of executive leadership programs at Harvard Business School and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Shirley Holland Bio: 

Shirley Holland serves as Vice President of Planning and Community Development for Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. Carilion is an integrated healthcare delivery system consisting of hospitals, physicians, wellness centers and ambulatory sites throughout Western Virginia. Ms. Holland oversees Carilion’s community health strategy, strategic planning, community development, community outreach and call center operations. An avid community collaborator, she leads several community initiatives, serving as chair of Health Roanoke Valley and Livable Roanoke Valley (Regional Planning Commission). She currently serves on the boards of the Western Virginia Water Authority, Freedom First Enterprise, Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, Local Office on Aging, Restoration Housing and YMCA of Roanoke Valley.

Megan Sandel Bio: 

Megan Sandel, MD MPH, is Associate Director of the GROW clinic at Boston Medical Center, Principal Investigator with Children’s HealthWatch and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health.

She is the former pediatric medical director of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, and is a nationally recognized expert on housing and child health. In 1998, she published with other doctors at Boston Medical Center, the DOC4Kids report, a national report on how housing affected child health, the first of its kind, and over the course of her career, Dr. Sandel has written numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles on this subject. In 2001, she became the first medical director of the founding site for medical-legal partnerships, Medical-Legal Partnership-Boston, and from 2007-2016 she served as the Medical Director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership.

She served as Principal Investigator for numerous NIH, HUD and foundation grants, working with the Boston Public Health Commission and Massachusetts Department of Public Health to improve the health of vulnerable children, particularly with asthma. She has served on national boards, including Enterprise Community Partners, and national advisory committees at American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC Advisory Committee for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention.

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