311 for Cities: Case Studies to Plan for Medical Districts
The National Resource Network’s experience working with communities across the country and our research to produce 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 to the City of Lancaster, California, 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 here; you can read more about key takeaways from our research on the Network blog here.
*311 for Cities launched with the Network in 2014 and was available to more than six hundred cities. Local government staff in these communities could submit a request on any challenge they were facing and the Network team would develop a three to five page response that would highlight recent research, relevant case studies, and best practices. The Network no longer offers 311 for Cities; please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think we can be of help to your community.
311 for Cities: Case Studies to Plan for Medical DistrictsDownload