All Resources with Theme of: resources

Analyzing investment flows in comprehensive community revitalization: The case of Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco

Published in the Journal of Urban Affairs, the Network’s Renee Roy Elias’ study uses the case of housing revitalization in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood to determine the feasibility of analyzing public, private, and nonprofit investment flows related to the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative and HOPE SF.

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Building Pre-K: Philanthropy & CDFI Collaborations in Financing Early Education Facilities

This “Building Pre-K” report from LIIF examines efforts aimed at financing quality preschool facilities at scale and highlights the potential for increasing the impact of collaborations among philanthropy, community development financiers and the public sector.

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The Story of Booth Child Development Center

This video tells the story of the Booth Memorial Child Development Center, which was renovated to improve the health of the children and staff.

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Inclusionary Housing in the United States: Prevalence, Impact, and Practices

This study from The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy supports that inclusionary housing programs are an increasingly prevalent tool for producing affordable housing.

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Nonprofit Readiness for Health Partnership

The Nonprofit Readiness for Health Partnership tool from the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) helps community-based organizations that are considering partnering with healthcare organizations identify capacity or investment needs so that they can be well positioned to explore partnership opportunities. This free, downloadable resource was developed as part of NFF’s Healthy Outcomes Initiative, supported by The Kresge Foundation. For more insights from the Healthy …

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The Evolution and Future of the Healthy Communities Movement

Over the past four decades, the Healthy Communities movement has transformed traditional definitions and approaches to health.

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What Is Health Equity? And What Difference Does a Definition Make?

by Paula Braveman, Elaine Arkin, Tracy Orleans, Dwayne Proctor, Alonzo Plough This is a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Definitions can matter. While differences between some definitions may represent stylistic preferences, others can reflect deep divides in values and beliefs that can be used to justify and promote very different policies and practices. Clarity is …

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Urban Blight and Public Health

We spend more than 2/3rds of our time where we live; thus, housing and neighborhood conditions invariably affect our individual and family’s well-being. The health impacts from blighted properties—substandard housing, abandoned buildings, and vacant lots—are often not immediately visible or felt. This report—Urban Blight and Public Health—synthesizes recent studies on the complexities of how blight …

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Regional Healthy Communities Workshop: Advancing Partnerships for Health Equity and Economic Mobility

Workshop Highlights from the August 9th convening in Cleveland, Ohio Co-hosted by the Build Healthy Place Network, County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Cleveland-workshop-highlights

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Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity

  The potential of community-based solutions to advance health equity is a focus because the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) asked the Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity to consider solutions that could be identified, developed, and implemented at the local or community level. However, the report focus should not be interpreted to …

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Impact of Affordable Housing on Families and Communities: A Review of the Evidence Base

This literature review summarizes what we currently know from research about the effects of stable and affordable housing. The research is condensed into defensible points – backed by solid supporting evidence – to serve as a resource for understanding and communicating the many impacts of affordable housing.

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Aligning Home and Health Care Through Strategic Investment

When you invest in the Enterprise Community Impact Note, you are supporting the creation of vibrant and equitable communities where families have access to healthy, affordable homes connected to good schools, jobs, transit and health care services. This report features the stories of people who are prospering thanks to your support. They are residents and patients …

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Improving Community Health Through Hospital Community Benefit Spending: Charting a Path to Reform

A new report from the George Washington University funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Kresge Foundation outlines strategy for the Trump administration to expand the role of tax-exempt hospitals in community health improvement Acting under existing legislative authority and without new funding, the new Administration can give hospitals greater flexibility over tax-exempt …

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Video: Opportunity Finance Network on CDFI’s

  This crash course video from the Opportunity Finance Network explores what community development financial institutions are doing around the country. Watch the video for success stories from South Dakota, California, New York and others.

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An Environmental Scan of Recent Initiatives Incorporating Social Determinants in Public Health

A joint publication initiative between the National Academy of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, identifies national examples of cross-sector collaboration to improve public health.

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