Changing Health by Changing the Community

In an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and Howard Kern, president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare, describe how their new $100 million investment will take aim at the social determinants of health in Virginia.

Sentara and Optima are embarking on a new partnership to address social determinants of health through a a $100 million investment. The investment aims to have a lasting impact on health outcomes for people in communities served by Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health across Virginia.

Sentara and Optima are contributing $50 million, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has committed to assemble an additional $50 million from public and private sources

The authors believe that investing in housing, job training and placement, education and transportation are key to closing the life expectancy gap and creating a strong economy.

The authors advise that now is the time for corporations, nonprofits and charities to play leadership roles in making those investments a reality. They assert that the initiative serves as a catalyst to inspire other organizations that are committed to building stronger, healthier communities. Read the Entire Article


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We Can Heal Divides by Focusing Americans on Their Shared Goals

Richard C. Harwood, author of "Stepping Forward: a Positive Practical Path to Transform Our Communities and Our Lives," addresses how people across the Untied States are pulling back from their...more

America's Urban/Rural Divide

In a conversation with Tara Westover, author of the best-selling 2018 memoir, Educated, Jeffrey Goldberg dives into the issues surrounding cultural separation and mutual misunderstanding in...more

What Does an Anchor Mission Require? Universities Search for Answers
Foundation: Teagle Foundation

Steve Dubb, senior editor for NonProfit Quarterly (NPQ), tackles institutions that have anchor missions. He writes that today's anchor institutions are already widely accepted and provides examples,...more

Management Practices to Bring Inclusive Business to Scale

The Inclusive Business Management Practices Tool, supported by DfID and developed as part of the Inclusive Business Boost, will launch the Business Call to Action. The Tool aims to guide...more

The State of Public Trust in Local News
Foundation: Knight Foundation

A study, which is part of Knight Foundation's Trust, Media and Democracy initiative with Gallup, probes Americans' perceptions and assessments of local media in depth. The study reveals that...more

Bad Actors Want to Rig the 2020 Election

In a CNN edition commentary, Ann M. Ravel, Digital Deception Project director at MapLight and who previously served as chair of the Federal Election Commission, writes about digital...more

Oil Industry Money Fuels Opponents of California's Auto Emissions Standards

In a story produced by MapLight and published in partnership with Fast Company, it tackles oil and gas companies where their money fuels opponents of California's auto emissions standards....more

Hospital Industry Is Leading Fight Against Medicare for All

According to corporate filings reviewed by MapLight and The Intercept, investor-owned hospitals are leading the fight against Medicare for All, a government-run plan that would provide health care...more

Impact Investing Partnership Helps Operation HOPE Serve More Families and Children
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

A new impact investing partnership between The San Diego Foundation and local nonprofit Operation HOPE – North County is recently launched to enable organizations and donors to leverage charitable...more

Digital Infrastructure for Civil Society

Lucy Bernholz, a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University's Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab, writes about the concept of "digital civil...more







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