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CommonSpirit as Worldwide Partner to Address Root Causes of Illness
December 4, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Ji Im, MPH, Senior Director, Community and Population Health, CommonSpirit Health. Social and environmental factors have a profound effect on long-term health and well-being, with 60 percent of preventable deaths rooted in modifiable behaviors and exposures in the community. However, one challenge is identifying and connecting individuals to their respective needs for housing, nutrition, employment and other community resources. CommonSpirit Health hospitals serve as anchor institutions partnering with many organizations in shared responsibility for community health improvement. Ji speaks about one partnership with the largest privately-funded nonprofit in the world, United Way Worldwide, to advocate for better health.