Healthcare Anchor Network

Healthcare Anchor Network

AMITA Health is a member of the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN), a collaborative of over 50 leading health systems committed to investing in the social determinants of health, building more inclusive and sustainable local economies and ensuring our resources are aligned with our clinical missions.

 

We value the health and wellbeing of our communities and believe that to improve healthcare outcomes we must invest in strategies that create equitable, engaged, connected and economically strong communities.  In addition, we recognize that hospitals and health care systems need to be partners in advocating for policies that will advance these goals. Through our participation in the HAN, AMITA Health advocates for the following principles:

  • Employment: We support access to family-supporting employment to provide economic security, improved health and well-being, and stable, thriving We support business development that has equitable economic and social impacts.
  • Education: We support access to quality education for all as an essential foundation to achieving one’s full potential, which leads to economic security and better
  • Connected and Safe Neighborhoods We support policies that ensure safe, healthy, socially connected and inclusive neighborhoods in which people live, work, and
  • Food Access We support access to affordable, nutritious food so that all can be
  • Housing We support healthy, affordable housing as a foundation for healthy, vibrant communities and inclusive
  • Transportation We support access to diverse modes of transportation that are safe, sustainable and enable affordable mobility for
  • Environment and Sustainability We support policies that ensure healthy communities, a healthy economy and a healthy planet through responsible stewardship of our

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