Anchor Organizations & Communities
The Democracy Collaborative turns ideas of systemic design and community wealth building into visions and models that demonstrate new principles of a democratic economy operating within planetary boundaries, while also helping to lay the pathways for systemic transformation.
Few Americans are aware of the steady build-up of innovative community wealth building strategies throughout the United States. Community-Wealth.org brings together, for the first time, information about the broad range of community wealth building activity.
Hospital Community Benefit
Community Catalyst's mission is to organize and sustain a powerful consumer voice to ensure that all individuals and communities can influence the local, state and national decisions that affect their health.
The Community Benefit Insight web site is the first tool to provide data to the public on nonprofit hospital community benefit spending.
The Hilltop Institute is a nonpartisan research organization at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) that conducts cutting-edge data analytics and translational research on behalf of government agencies, foundations, and nonprofit organizations to inform public policy at the national, state, and local levels.
Data Sources for Studying Hospitals’ Anchor Activities
County level population health and social characteristics.
Examination of health care organizations and providers within a defined geographic location.
Hospital level data allowing for examination of hospital and health system size, ownership status, location, services, and other characteristics.
Population data allowing for examination of a wide range of county characteristics, such as income, education, employment and health insurance status.
Use of geographic areas [Hospital Service Area (HSA) or Hospital Referral Region (HRR)] to analyze hospital market trends and data.
Provides data, statistics, and analytics about more than 7,000 hospitals nationwide. AHD.com hospital information includes both public and private sources such as Medicare claims data, hospital cost reports, and commercial licensors.
Information on state health care certificate of need (CON) laws.
Additionally, we have found several projects and sites useful for obtaining community level data in constructing our community profiles. In particular, Census Reporter has aided in our understanding of the communities hospitals are situated in.
Additionally, we have found several projects and sites useful for obtaining community level data in constructing our community profiles. In particular, Data USA has aided in our understanding of the communities hospitals are situated in.
Certificate of Need (CON) laws are state regulatory mechanisms for establishing or expanding health care facilities and services in a given area.