Tagged: Affordable Housing

Dispatches: Jeni Miller on the Low Income Forum on Energy Conference

Our team is regularly on the road, hearing and learning about how community development and public health are joining forces. In this occasional series, we report on what we are discovering to help you stay on top of the cutting-edge policies, tools, and projects in the fields.

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At the Nexus of Health and Place in the Country’s Most Diverse Neighborhood

Fifteen years ago, community practitioners say, the Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska, was a place one might prefer to leave. But residents and community development leaders knew it was a place with potential.

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Affordable Housing Reduces Medicad Costs, New Report Shows

Primary care visits increased, emergency department visits decreased while integrated health services were a key driver of improved health care access and quality.

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Can Specialized Housing Help Improve the Health of Deaf Americans?

A new affordable housing development in Henrietta, New York, is among a small number of complexes designed specifically for and with deaf residents.

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Developing Communities With Health in Mind

This article first appeared on The Pew Charitable Trusts blog January 14, 2015.   The Health Impact Project spends a great deal of time talking about the social determinants of health and about health equity, but what do these terms really mean? Simply put, a person’s health is affected by a complex array of social …

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Investing With Health in Mind

How two new funds are investing in affordable housing and other neighborhood projects that consider residents’ health and well-being.

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In San Francisco, Housing With a Healing Touch

For many affordable-housing residents, community engagement can be challenging. Enter the Trauma Informed Community Building model.

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Don’t Tell Us It’s Working. Show Us It’s Working.

Evidence is having bit of a renaissance. From Pay for Success financing to evidence-based policymaking, a movement is growing to answer that most basic question: Are we making a difference? We spoke with Eileen Fitzgerald and Bill Kelly about Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future’s outcome measures that track the impact of their service enriched housing programs on clients’ well-being.

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The Network’s Picks: Mapping Social Determinants of Health

We know that ZIP code matters for health in part because of social determinants of health such as access to affordable housing and healthy food. PolicyMap is an interactive data and mapping tool that can be used to analyze these and other social determinants at state, county, city, ZIP code, and census tract levels. PolicyMap …

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Policy Fast Fact: Healthy Food Financing Initiative

 

Since 2011, the federal Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) has leveraged over $140 million in grants and an estimated $1 billion in additional financing for grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and other healthy food businesses in low-income food deserts.

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The Network’s Picks: Mapping Residential Displacement and Gentrification

We know that Child Opportunity affects health and varies by zip code. So too a family’s opportunity, especially opportunity to access healthy affordable housing, with low risk of displacement due to gentrification.

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How *To* Connect Health and Community Development

This article originally appeared on the Shelterforce Rooflines blog on September 1, 2015.   A recent Rooflines post explored how *not* to connect community development and health, urging practitioners to not fall into the trap of “moralizing public health campaigns,” and instead focus on comprehensive solutions to systemic poverty. In a Shelterforce article from 2012, …

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The Pulse: Poverty is a public health problem. Why collaboration is essential.

Welcome to The Pulse, the monthly newsletter of the Build Healthy Places Network. Each month we compile a short and sweet round-up of what smart people are talking about, researching, and doing to make neighborhoods and lives healthier. Click here to receive The Pulse in your inbox.   Network news: Wow! More than 200 people signed up for our second #NetworkCommons, where …

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At #NetworkCommons, Public Health Leaders Discuss Neighborhood-Health Connection

How do neighborhoods impact health? Three public health experts considered that question during a lively online discussion Aug. 20. The conversation was part of the Network Commons, a virtual meeting place that connects practitioners committed to improving low-income communities and the lives of people living in them. In June, we heard from community development leaders. This …

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The Network’s Picks: Mapping Child Opportunity

This blog series features our favorite maps, infographics, and videos that highlight the relationship between neighborhoods and health. Tell us what you think and share your own favorites @BHPNetwork.   We know that ZIP code matters for health – this is especially the case for children. The Child Opportunity Index tracks neighborhood factors that influence …

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