If you were to ask someone what comes to mind when they think of the Federal Reserve, health probably wouldn’t be one of the first topics! But in 2010 the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) co-hosted a Healthy Communities conference in Washington, DC. Since then, the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks and RWJF have been engaged in a joint effort called the Healthy Communities Initiative to deepen collaboration across the sectors of community development, finance, population health, and public health.
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 …
Confused by acronym soup? Experts from the Georgia Health Policy Center dispel confusion and explain the differences between HIAs, CHNAs and CHAs and how you can use these tools to boost your work in the community.
New outcomes-based tools allow governments to identify high priority outcomes, and to flexibly encourage activities toward achieving those outcomes with multiple interventions and strategies.
Network Commons is a live online discussion series on cross-sector strategies to improve neighborhood health and well-being.
As America ages, housing and community development allies work together to develop new choices for seniors. With creative models of long-term care and assisted living continuing to crop up, innovative aging-in-place programs offer an important alternative for many. The variety of options ensures that seniors with different levels of capability and dependence can live safely where they wish.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond acts as a convener and relationship builder, capturing the emerging energy in the District for the creation of new cross-sector collaborations on the local level. We talk with Jeanne Milliken Bonds, Regional Community Development Team Leader, for an introduction to the new relationships growing in the Fifth District.
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) is linking the work of building strong local economies and vibrant communities with the work of improving human health and well-being.
In 2016, the Rhode Island Department of Health established ten “health equity zones” across the state. The Local Initiatives Support Corp., a national CDFI, shares stories of success from their experience managing two of these zones.
Children’s hospitals in Ohio are making key investments to address a major cause of poor health — substandard housing.
A health-focused revitalization effort in Roanoke, Virginia brought together a CDFI and many cross-sector partners.