Boston Medical Center is a proud member of the Healthcare Anchor Network, a national organization dedicated to improving social determinants of health by fostering inclusive and sustainable local economies. BMC recognizes that poor health is often caused or exacerbated by a lack of economic resources, which creates additional challenges for our patients in their day-to-day-lives. Addressing the root causes of poor health, which are largely driven by low income, allows health systems to disrupt the cycle of poor health.
The Healthcare Anchor Network includes more than 40 health systems from around the country and provides health systems like BMC with guidance and support to strengthen their communities and local economies. With a focus on equity, the network targets four main areas of activity: hiring, purchasing, investing, and policy. As part of the network, BMC has the opportunity to share solutions, advocate, and develop new ideas with like-minded healthcare organizations and leaders.