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Highlighting the Anchor Institutions Model 

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As local jurisdictions and community residents continue to be impacted by the pandemic and ongoing economic crisis, the anchor institutions model provides a critical strategy for leveraging large local mission-driven employers such as universities, government organizations, and hospitals, to generate equitable economic development in our highest need communities.  Check out our newest webpage on the Get Healthy SMC site for an overview of the anchor institutions model, why this matters for health outcomes, and examples of how cities and regions are leveraging their local institutions for inclusive training and hiring, capital investments, and procurement power.  For more information, contact Erika Rincon, Community Health Planner at ewhitcomb@smcgov.org.  

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