Planning for Medical Districts: A Case Study Series

How To, Guide, or Manual National Resource Network October 1, 2015 Economic Development

The National Resource Network’s experience working with communities across the country and our research to produce our latest publication – Striking a (Local) Grand Bargain – shows that municipalities and their anchor institutions can substantially increase community stability, economic competitiveness, and health outcomes when they jointly establish a shared long-term community vision and coordinate policy and investments. For cities with large anchor medical institutions, successful health districts integrate medical facilities into mixed-use neighborhoods to support economic, social, and community health goals.

Through our 311 for Cities technical assistance program, the Network provided in-depth case studies examining similar health district efforts to help a city understand the scope and key elements a health district should include, as well as the potential impacts. Those case studies are available on this page; you can read more about key takeaways from our research on the Network blog here.

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Planning for Medical Districts: A Case Study Series

FINAL_NRN – HRA Medical District Planning Case Studies