Introduction to the Community Health Sector
Updated: August 22, 2016
By Primary Care Development Corporation
The health care sector, one-sixth of the U.S. economy, is shifting towards community-based care, creating new investment opportunities for CDFIs. This shift is the product of market forces and public policies such as federal health care reform that are striving to improve the quality of health care outcomes while reducing costs. In this session, presented at the 2011 Opportunity Finance Conference, practitioners with years of community health investment experience covered the basics of the sector, including the key players, the investment opportunities available to CDFIs, the healthcare and economic benefits of these investments, and basic underwriting and risk considerations associated with the sector. This session served as an introduction to financing and structure “Financing and Structuring Community Health Care Projects” session.
Tom Manning, PCDC
Allison Coleman, Capital Link
Joe Fitzmaurice, Federal Bureau of Primary Health Care, Office of Policy and Program Development