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Using Medicaid for Assisted Living Can Cut Costs for All

For many seniors, the thought of a nursing home is frightening—and dreaded. Assisted living communities can offer more autonomy, but often are out of reach financially because Medicare does not cover their services and Medicaid, the primary funder of long-term care, is limited in what it covers. Long-term care is expensive for both families and …

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With Seed Money in Hand, Grocery Stores Flourish in Philadelphia

Poorer communities prove they are hungry for healthy shopping options. During the 2013 grand opening of Fare & Square, a nonprofit grocery store in Chester, Pennsylvania, the line snaked out the door. Inside, people bagged leafy heads of lettuce and milled around the aisles, picking out jalapenos and potatoes and maneuvering crowded aisles with brimming …

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Good Housing Means Good Health

How a hospital and a housing authority brought a neighborhood to life. Housing agencies and medical centers that serve the same communities rarely work in tandem to provide poorer residents with simple, coordinated access to health care. But a five-year effort to do so on the West Side of Stamford, Conn., shows how such partnerships …

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Woodlawn: A Community United

A video showcasing health and community development cross-sector collaboration in Birmingham, Alabama. A neighborhood organization, Woodlawn United, is part of the Purpose Built Communities network and focuses on Cradle to Career Education, Mixed Income Housing, and Community Wellness.   Woodlawn: A Community United from 2threefive on Vimeo.

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Video: A Holistic Approach to Community Development in Minneapolis- St. Paul

Learn how community developers are impacting the health of residents in a low-income housing complex in St. Paul and a senior center in Minneapolis, through two Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)-supported projects.

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Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Impact Videos

Videos by Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities partnerships to showcase their work in reshaping their environments to support healthy living and prevent childhood obesity.

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Nojaim Brothers Supermarket

Nojaim Brothers Supermarket is a family-owned grocery that has been a neighborhood anchor, an employer and a source of locally grown healthy food for residents for over 90 years.

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Hennepin Health: A Safety-Net Accountable Care Organization For The Expanded Medicaid Population

To illustrate how a collaborative effort to address social determinants of health can work in practice, this case study presents an in-depth examination of Hennepin Health, a county-based safety-net ACO in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and surrounding suburban communities.

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Revitalizing The West Chicago Avenue Corridor

As co-quarterbacks, the Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF) and the West Humboldt Park Family and Community Development Council (WHPFCDC) are revitalizing the West Chicago Avenue Corridor.

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Engaging Policymakers for Sustainable Change

A common strategy throughout the Aberdeen, Candor, Mt. Gilead, Southern Pines, and Robbins communities has been engaging local officials to implement key environmental and policy changes

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