Building Sustainable Financing Structures for Population Health: Insights from Non-Health Sectors: Proceedings of a Workshop


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A workshop held on October 19, 2016 explored financing structures from non-health sectors that provide lessons and examples useful for cross-sector efforts to change community conditions that influence population health. The workshop showcased speakers with expertise in clean energy financing, housing, and justice reinvestment. Presentations and discussion included examples of the ways in which financing approaches (e.g., gain sharing agreements, taxes, credits) can be designed to achieve co-benefits, or win-wins, for health and other domains. Examples shared by speakers illustrated how justice reinvestment could improve people’s lives and potentially “free up” municipal funds for other uses, and how clean energy financing could help lower household bills and improve air quality.

This Proceedings of a Workshop summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place at the workshop, Building Sustainable Finance Structures for Population Health.