This year, many organizations working to advance health equity find themselves in a new policy environment than in years before. Advocates may be unsure of how to navigate shifting national priorities, budget changes, and policy challenges. Fortunately, we can look to leaders forging ahead on health equity efforts for guidance—particularly those from the community development, public …
A health-focused revitalization effort in Roanoke, Virginia brought together a CDFI and many cross-sector partners.
To provide opportunity for all, we must address the unique needs and concerns of midsize, small, and rural communities working to improve health.
As poverty moves to the suburbs of Austin, Texas, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas initiates partnerships between health and community development.
In Cleveland, the Greater University Circle Initiative is a unique, multistakeholder initiative with a ten-year track record of generating job opportunities, avenues to affordable housing, improving neighborhoods, and cooperating on healthcare savings.
President and CEO of our partner LIIF, Nancy O. Andrews, was recently named as one of Living Cities’ Top 25 Disruptive Leaders and now shares her thoughts on disruptive innovation in community development and the importance of collaboration.
Across the country, new opportunities like the BUILD Health Challenge are pushing community organizations to form cross-sector partnerships in order to improve and promote . One valuable collaborative partner is the sector, which brings public and private investment into place-based initiatives. How are communities leveraging (CDFIs) and other community development organizations to address their population health goals? Our …
Cross-sector leaders in Milwaukee share the goal of making the city healthier. Local leaders are working alongside the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on a set of reforms that aim to address the upstream determinants of crime, addiction and mental health issues.
Romi Hall presented with the Build Healthy Places Network at the annual 2016 National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO): Cultivating a Culture of Health Equity conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
Equity is a hot topic these days as our nation struggles with what is fair and just, and for whom.
Despite growing interest in aligning efforts, questions remain about how to effectively foster cross-sector collaboration between the community development sector and philanthropy. Questions also remain about how to measure the health impact of community investments.
In Reno, leaders in the community development, public, and private sectors are tackling the barriers to health in one of its highest-needs ZIP codes.
Introducing a blog series on the place-based partnerships happening through the Healthy Communities Initiative.