Healthy Returns: The Value of Investing in Community Health

July 13, 2016

America’s economic competitiveness depends on improving the health of its citizens. Healthy Returns: The Value of Investing in Community Health features how businesses and foundations are addressing community health.

The Corporate Citizenship Center works with a broad range of companies to identify the best strategies for improving community health. The most advanced business leaders realize that you can’t treat health in silos if you want to get to the heart of what makes us unhealthy. Initiatives aimed at treating problems like diabetes, obesity, access to care, and inactivity are needed. However, we must also understand what makes community environments that holistically produce good health—and how issues seemingly unrelated to health (such as education, jobs, and social support networks) are actually inputs to it.

The report also discusses a number of trends that are critical to community health including:

  • Fighting Malnutrition
  • Engaging Employees
  • Reaching New Populations through Innovation
  • Building Community Health Leaders

Download the report here.

In addition to the full report, we'll be featuring each article on our Blog, and in the Health Means Business Champions Network. Learn more about the HMB Champions Network.

 

The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, or its affiliates.