The Root Cause Coalition is a group of leading health systems, hospital associations and nonprofits, including LISC’s partner ProMedica, working to upend the socioeconomic factors that cause health inequities. Their newly-released publication, “The 2020 Status of Heath Report,” captures the progress and struggles of addressing health disparities by tackling the social determinants of health. In it, LISC VP for health programs Julia Ryan describes how we collaborate with health corporations to take on the affordable housing and income gaps and other challenges that stand in the way of health equity.Read the Report
This LISC research report provides rigorous evidence about the impact of our investments, and the work of both community organizations and “anchor institutions.” In South Minneapolis, strong community partnerships and commitments from hospitals and corporations stabilized and boosted home values, without contributing to accelerating prices and gentrification.
Each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation releases its KIDS COUNT Data Book, a resource that gathers information on various factors affecting the well-being of children in the United States. The report is accompanied by a data center that allows users to view data on trends in their states as well as nationwide.
A new LISC report summarizes barriers and opportunities for states and localities to innovate the child welfare system through Pay for Success. The report is based on the experience of LISC and Safe Families for Children engaging in child welfare PFS transaction structuring in eight states as well as telephonic interviews conducted with key project partners.
A new LISC white paper, in collaboration with the Center for Health & Research Transformation, Harbor Road Advisory and National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, provides tools to address social determinants of health (SDOH) leveraging Pay for Success (PFS) and value-based purchasing arrangements in Michigan. The paper includes findings from interviews with managed care organizations on their viewpoints and concerns on leveraging the PFS framework, highlights from a convening of key Michigan health sector stakeholders and guidance on sustainable funding solutions that could create potential paths forward.