Improving Health with Community Development

A Porch Light Debate about Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore

Introduction | The Story | Response 1 | Response 2 | Response 3

This discussion focuses on the experiences of the Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, which has developed housing and provided community-based services for nearly 25 years. Three experts — Tony Pickett, Anna Maria Santiago, and Carolina Reid — respond to the hospital’s reflections. The four-part discussion addresses these questions: How can community development strategies improve health outcomes? And what are the limits of these strategies?