Healthy Communities Conference Series: New Sources of Place-based Capital to Improve the Upstream Social Determinants of Health

December 06, 2019
Event Highlights

On December 6, the New York Fed, in partnership with Comunilife, NYC Health + Hospitals and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, held the first event in its Healthy Communities conference series. Titled, "New Sources of Place-based Capital to Improve the Upstream Social Determinants of Health," the event explored the relationship between health and community development strategies.

The event included a series of panels examining the intersection between health outcomes and other policy areas, such as housing and community development finance, as well as the role diverse stakeholders can play in promoting healthy communities. It also offered a closer look at the cross-sector strategies being implemented in the New York City area.

The event brought together leaders from across the non-profit, community development, housing and health sectors, including:

  • Rosa Gil, Founder, President and CEO, Comunilife, Inc. and Deputy Chair, Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Michellene Davis, Executive Vice President, RWJ Barnabas
  • Mitchell Katz, President and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Andrea Levere, President Emerita, Prosperity Now
  • Wayne Meyer, President, New Jersey Community Capital
  • Tom Wright, President & CEO, Regional Planning Association
Opening and Welcome Remarks

Panel 1: Health & Community Development Investing in Neighborhoods

Panel 2: Anchor Strategies to Create Opportunities in Neighborhoods

Panel 3: Cross-Sector Strategies in a Place: The Bronx

Closing Conversation

Wrap Up and Next Steps

Event Details

Date & Time
Friday, December 6, 2019
2:30pm - 7:00pm

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY

This event was open to members of the public.



This event was open to the media. All remarks and panels were on-the-record, unless otherwise noted.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
NYC Health + Hospitals
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


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