All Resources with Theme of: resources

Scaling U.S. Community Investing: The Investor-Product Interface

“Community investing” is investment that seeks to deliver social benefits to low-income or marginalized communities while also generating a financial return. This report provides an overview of the U.S. Community Investing (USCI) field: the types of intermediary organizations raising investments and deploying them in underserved communities, the range of investment products that are available, and …

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Making the Case for Linking Community Development and Health

A resource for those working to improve low-income communities and the lives of people living in them.

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Connecting the Dots: A Healthy Community Leader’s Guide to Understanding the Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefit Requirements

Imagine a healthy community as a connect-the-dots landscape painting. Each “dot” has its place and purpose: affordable housing, a vibrant economy, safe streets and public transportation, a high quality public education system, easy access to fresh food and safe recreation, and a healthcare system that provides both preventative and responsive services. When connected as designed …

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#NetworkCommons Kicks Off With Vibrant Discussion

This year, The Network is hard at work rolling out many different resources for community development and health practitioners. These resources will come in different forms, from a “jargon buster” that demystifies common industry terms to a one-stop shop of tools to measure the health-related impacts of community development. But the centerpiece of all these …

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Demystifying Community Development

It’s a vital force that lifts people out of poverty. The community development sector invests more than $200 billion annually in low-income communities. But what does “community development” entail? Here at the Network, we have been thinking about how to define the term community development, especially for our partners outside the field. We are working on …

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What is Financial Health? And Why Public Health and Community Development Professionals Should Pay Attention

Financial services are an important form of community development. And as the President and CEO of the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), Jennifer Tescher is working to improve the financial health of all Americans with a specific focus on the underserved. The Build Healthy Places Network’s Barbara Ray sat down with Tescher in Chicago …

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Rob Grossinger on How to Get the Housing and Health Care Sectors to Collaborate

Rob Grossinger is a vice president at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., where he works on community stabilization and the intersection of health care and housing. He spoke with Build Healthy Places Network’s Barbara Ray in Chicago. Barbara Ray: Why is an affordable housing developer interested in public health? Rob Grossinger: Let’s start with the overarching …

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Neighborhood Adversity, Child Health, and the Role for Community Development

Our article in the Pediatrics medical journal. Childhood health and well-being have not been broadly achieved, but the community development sector stands ready to engage.

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Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment

The Urban Land Institute’s Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment outlines evidence-supported opportunities for enhancing health outcomes in real estate developments. Developers, owners, property managers, designers, investors, and others involved in real estate decision making can use the report’s recommendations and strategies to create places that contribute to healthier people …

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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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The Bottom Line: Investing for Impact on Economic Mobility in the U.S.

This report by the Aspen Institute and Georgetown University explores lessons learned from impact investing that can help build economic security for low-income families

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Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities: A Progress Report

This progress report was prepared by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities program reached its midway point in the grant.

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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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How Much Do Healthy Communities Cost?

In a commentary for the Institute of Medicine, LIIF’s Nancy Andrews explores how a $100 billion investment in affordable housing and early education can create healthier communities.

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Achieving Individual Health through Community Investment

Testimony by David Fleming, former Director and Health Officer of public health in Seattle & King County, Washington, for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America.

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