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David Zuckerman

Director, Healthcare Engagement

The Democracy Collaborative

David Zuckerman joined The Democracy Collaborative team in 2012 and serves as director for healthcare engagement. He leads the coordination of the Healthcare Anchor Network—a health system-led collaboration focused on improving community health and well-being by building inclusive and sustainable local economies. The network includes more than 30 health systems to date. Mr. Zuckerman is co-author of the Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities toolkit series. His work focuses on inclusive and equitable economic development strategies that build wealth in low-income communities, with specific attention on how hospitals and health systems can deploy the business side of their institutions to support community health improvement and strengthen their local economies.

Mr. Zuckerman is also the author of Hospitals Building Healthier Communities: Embracing the Anchor Mission and a contributor to Can Hospitals Heal America’s Communities. He is the lead author of a National Academy of Medicine discussion paper, Building a Culture of Health at the Federal Level. He serves on the board of trustees for the Consumer Health Foundation.


50X—Health System Strategies to Address Racial and Economic Equity by Building Community Wealth

Presented by Coletta C. Barrett, RN, FACHE, FAHA, David Zuckerman at 10:45 AM on Tuesday, March 29th.

The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the national reckoning on systemic racism have underscored with devastating clarity the disproportionate burden that BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) and low-income communities bear when it comes to health inequities. These communities—already subjected to a long legacy of disinvestment—not only experience starkly higher mortality and morbidity but…