Tagged: collaboration

Health Equity and the Role for Community Development

As our nation struggles with what is fair and just, and for whom, the urgent call for equity rings loudly. In philanthropy, equity is high on the agenda among major players, for example, the Ford Foundation, Kresge, Kellogg, the California Endowment, and many others. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s new push for a Culture of …

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Bridging Community Development, Health, and Metrics

A version of this article appeared in the GIH Bulletin on 5/17/2016. Health foundations have increasingly begun to partner with (CDFIs) to invest in affordable housing, clinics, grocery stores, child care centers, and other efforts to transform the of communities. Despite growing interest in aligning efforts, questions remain about how to effectively foster cross-sector collaboration between …

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Building Healthy Communities One ZIP Code at a Time

When Reno’s Renown Health and the Washoe County Health District teamed up to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in 2014, they found that the region shared a basic health profile with the rest of the state and country. Heart disease, cancer, and chronic lower respiratory disease were the leading causes of death. However, …

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Federal Reserve Tackles Ties Between Poverty and Health

For most people, health is not what immediately comes to mind when they hear about the Federal Reserve—unless it’s the “health” of the American economy. Yet for several years the nation’s bank has funneled resources into projects that bridge health and . The Healthy Communities Initiative, a partnership between the regional Fed banks and the …

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Three Health Systems Leaders Share How Hospitals Can Improve Health Beyond the Doctor’s Office

“We’ve got to be in the ZIP code improvement business.” -Tyler Norris, Kaiser Permanente Now more than ever, hospitals and healthcare systems are looking beyond the doctor’s office to address other factors that influence their patients’ health and well-being. How are they doing this? And why now? Our guest panelists shared their insights during our June …

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Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve: Four Policy Recommendations for Healthy Housing

Sometimes solving persistent problems requires a strange set of bedfellows. A collaborative of nine affordable housing organizations in Portland, Oregon has been proving that introducing and services into affordable housing is the key to improving the and well-being of affordable housing residents nationwide. In fact, health integration seems to be the next piece of the …

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Building and Bridging: Collaborating to Improve Health

We’re excited to launch our Fast Facts and Jargon Buster Series with the Build Healthy Places Network that will highlight key concepts from our initial research. Explore our postings as we share knowledge and demystify jargon in an effort to strengthen the connection between the worlds of community development and health. Bridging for Health We …

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Fast Fact: ACOs Shift Healthcare’s Focus to Population Health

This Fast Fact is part of a series in partnership with the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), the national coordinating center for Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the full Fast Facts series!     Fact Nationwide, the number of total grew 12.6 percent since …

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In Alaska, Investing in Culture

The Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska, has undergone various reincarnations, but a common concern in recent decades was neglect. Then, at the beginning of the new millennium, community leaders and investors launched a revitalization project. Inspired by Mountain View’s cultural diversity and natural beauty, the practitioners aimed to create a place where families and …

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NACCHO/NEHA Webinar: Community Development as a Partner for Health Equity

The Build Healthy Places Network staff presented a webinar for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) on May 18th. The webinar provided an overview of the community development sector, a multi-billion-dollar sector that serves as an action arm for addressing through the development and financing of affordable …

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