All Resources with Theme of: Measurement

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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The Role of Hospitals in Improving Non-Medical Determinants of Community Population Health

This report by the New York State Health Foundation outlines which hospitals in New York State and nationally are addressing non-medical determinants of community population health, as well as facilitators of and barriers to this work.  

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Community Healthy Living Index

The Community Healthy Living Index (CHLI), developed by the YMCA of the USA, helps a community assess its support for healthy living in the places where people live, work, learn, and play, allowing their community members to lead fuller, healthier, lives.

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What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities

A book from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Urban Institute outlines opportunities and challenges for the strategic use of data to build healthier, stronger communities.

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The Child Opportunity Index: Improving Collaboration Between Community Development And Public Health

Examining racial/ethnic inequity in the children across levels of neighborhood opportunity.

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Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund Health Impact Assessment

This Health Impact Assessment examines the potential health impacts that could result from investments made by the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund.

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The Drive to Make Healthy Places Investable

Matt Trowbridge, Senior Research Fellow at the US Green Building Council, discusses the importance of the drive to make healthy places investable.

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County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America.

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How Can Health Impact Assessments Lead to Better Policy Decisions?

Health impact assessments (HIAs) allow policy-makers to consider how proposed policies that may seem unrelated to health would affect health, and could be used to improve it.

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Building Healthy Communities: Establishing Health and Wellness Metrics for Use Within the Real Estate Industry

We know that the design and operation of our communities significantly influence our health. But the health impacts of real estate development continue to operate largely as economic externalities: unmeasured, unregulated, and largely unconsidered.

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