Anchor Institutions

How Are Income and Wealth Linked to Health and Longevity?

Steven H. Woolf , Laudan Aron , Lisa Dubay , Sarah M. Simon , Emily Zimmerman and Kim X. Luk

How Are Income and Wealth Linked to Health and Longevity?

Steven H. Woolf , Laudan Aron , Lisa Dubay , Sarah M. Simon , Emily Zimmerman and Kim X. Luk

The Association Between Income and Life Expectancy in the United States, 2001-2014

Raj Chetty , Michael Stepner, Sarah Abraham, Shelby Lin, Benjamin Scuderi , Nicholas Turner, Augustin Bergeron and David Cutler

Can Income-Related Policies Improve Population Health?

Laudan Aron, Lisa Dubay , Emily Zimmerman, Sarah M. Simon , Derek Chapman and Steven H. Woolf

Can Income-Related Policies Improve Population Health?

Laudan Aron, Lisa Dubay , Emily Zimmerman, Sarah M. Simon , Derek Chapman and Steven H. Woolf

Hospitals & Philanthropy

Doug Easterling , Allen Smart and Laura McDuffee

Good Samaritan Health Center

Good Samaritan Health Center provides medical, dental, health education, mental health, and social services on a reduced sliding fee scale to low-income Atlanta residents.  In 2015, the Center had over 27,000 patient visits.  Recognizing the importance of accessible, healthy food for good health, the Center started an urban farm in the center of a food desert and created the FoodRX program, through which its doctors provide patients with “prescriptions” for weekly supplies of fresh produce.

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Established in 1951, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta focuses on improving quality of life in the 23-county Atlanta metro area.  It holds $900 million in assets and disburses about $100 million in grants annually.  As part of its Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative, the foundation is supporting the creation of BetterLife Growers, an aeroponic operation that will sell fresh lettuce and herbs to area anchor institutions and other local establishments.  The enterprise is expected to create around 25 living-wage jobs in the Mechanicsville community.