The Healthy Futures Fund: A New Model of Care

The Kresge Foundation, one of the founding partners of the Healthy Futures Fund, recently released a video highlighting the Fund's work in Brockton, MA. The Fund provided financing to Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, a federally qualified health center located next to Vicente's Super Market. The two are working together to improve the lives of local residents through health initiatives including nutrition and cooking classes and check-ups.

Watch the video here.

What does a Healthy Futures Fund project look like?

The Healthy Futures Fund finances projects that utilize the co-location model to promote primary care access and improve community health. The ideal health center project is co-located with a provider of non-clinical services that impact one or more social determinant of health. Examples of such services include but are not limited to: affordable housing, healthy food outlets and grocery stores, education or job training, fitness and wellness services. The ideal affordable housing project is co-located with a Federally Qualified Health Center or community-based primary care provider.