David Zuckerman, MPP

Manager, Healthcare Engagement

The Democracy Collaborative

Washington DC

David Zuckerman joined The Democracy Collaborative team in 2012 and serves as Manager for Healthcare Engagement for the organization’s Anchor Institution Initiative. Zuckerman is the author of Hospitals Building Healthier Communities: Embracing the Anchor Mission. 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. 

Zuckerman has also assisted with multiple feasibility studies of anchor-led economic development projects. He is co-author of Building Community Wealth: An Action Plan for Northwest Jacksonville.

He currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Representatives for the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-op. He received both his Master of Public Policy and B.A. degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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