More urban hospitals aim to improve health of poor communities

More urban hospitals are showing a greater interest in addressing poverty in their communities by improving health through employment, education and philanthropy, according to an article at Governing.com. The article cites several examples of big-name institutions that have helped address the issue. For example, the Cleveland Clinic raised the minimum wage for employees to $12, donated $500,000 to remove abandoned homes, and runs several internship programs for low-income and minority students. Meanwhile, Boston's Mass General and Children's Hospital have formed partnerships to find stable housing for low-income patients. Hospitals involved in these types of initiatives say they are motivated by a commitment to be a part of and support their communities, according to the post. Article

 

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