Webinar: Healthcare & Community Development: Leveraging Partnerships to Improve Health

Webinar: Healthcare & Community Development: Leveraging Partnerships to Improve Health

November 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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The overall vitality of a community and the health of its residents are intrinsically linked. And though community development organizations nationally invest nearly $400 billion into low-income communities every year, too often the work of this non-profit sector and the opportunity for these substantial financial resources to address important neighborhood-level social determinants of health – are not well understood by healthcare leaders. In this session, we will learn about the scale and scope of the community development sector and explore examples of successful and innovative partnerships with healthcare that accelerate and maximize the impact of these dollars in reducing poverty, increasing equity, and improving population health.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the work and organizations that comprise the community development sector as well as its financial resources and tools for neighborhood investment
  2. Describe how healthcare organizations can partner with community development to support and accelerate place-based investments that make communities healthier and more opportunity-rich
  3. Identify examples of successful health & community development collaboration and obtain tools and resources to initiate similar efforts in your own community


Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH is the founder and Executive Director of the Build Healthy Places Network, a national organization with the mission to transform the way organizations work together across the health, community development, and finance sectors to more effectively reduce poverty, advance racial equity, and improve health in neighborhoods across the United States.

Dr. Jutte is a member of the Board of Trustees for Mercy Housing, the nation’s largest non-profit affordable housing developer, and he sits on advisory committees for Enterprise Community Partners and the Primary Care Development Corporation, two nationally prominent community development financial institutions (CDFIs). He is a member of CommonSpirit Health’s Community Economic Initiatives committee and Trinity Health’s Socially Responsible Investment Advisory Group. He was also a leader in the Federal Reserve Bank and RWJ Foundation’s Healthy Communities Initiative, which has convened over 40 cross-sector gatherings throughout the country over the past decade.

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 and was a professor in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health for 15 years. He has published in a number of prominent research 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.


Click here to register for this webinar. Registration is limited to the first 250 registrants.

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In case you miss it:

This webinar will be recorded. The recording will be made available on this page on November 3rd, 2022. Continuing education units will be available until December 2nd, 2022 for those who viewed the webinar recording and complete the webinar evaluation.

Continuing Education:

An application for 1.5 hours of Physician CME, Pharmacy, and Nursing CEs has been submitted for this webinar.

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