Tagged: Community Development

Rethinking Health Equity and the Right to Health

Read the full Dispatches series!   What meetings did you attend? I was in Atlanta, GA for the annual Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) conference, this year with the theme “Rethink.” I also was in Denver for the annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting, this year called “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to …

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A Big Tent: Cross-Sector Community Development in Albuquerque

Read the full Dispatches series!   Where were you? I was in Albuquerque for the Healthy Communities Forum: Social Determinants and Local Economic Development. It was sponsored by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). It was remarkable how diverse of a group had …

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Staying Healthy: The Role of Aging in Community

Read the full Expert Insight series! A Growing Challenge The older adult population (age 55 and up) climbs in droves each year, yet a constant refrain voiced by older adults is the overwhelming preference of aging in place in their communities. The advantages to aging in place include community engagement, improved mental and physical well-being, …

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Cleveland’s Greater University Circle Initiative: An Anchor-Based Strategy for Change

Read the full Expert Insight series! This article and video first appeared on the Grant Makers in Health blog in September 2016. Cities are increasingly turning to their “anchor” institutions as drivers of economic development, harnessing the power of these major economic players to benefit urban neighborhoods. This is especially true for cities that are struggling …

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Disruptive Strategies to Build a More Perfect Union

Read the full Expert Insight series! This article and video first appeared on LIIF’s Just.Good.Capital blog in September 2016. In the past, we built our neighborhoods and cities in ways that divided and segregated us – from the homes we live in to the roads we drive on. Over the next decade we’ll invest trillions …

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Three Joining Forces Grantees Share How CDFIs Help Them Meet their Health Equity Goals

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 …

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Dispatches: Doug Jutte on the Role of Community Economic Development Associations in Health Equity

Read the full Dispatches series!   What meeting did you attend? The National Alliance of Community Economic Development Association’s (NACEDA) 9th Annual Summit in Cleveland, Ohio. This year was particularly relevant to the Network because for the first time they featured a one-day symposium on Community Development & the Social Determinants of Health. The main focus of …

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Fast Fact: Hospital Community Benefit Dollars Can Benefit Community Development

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 Non-profit hospitals receive financial benefit from their tax-exempt status—valued at $24.6 …

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Community Development Sector 101: An Overview for Violence Prevention and Early Childhood Development Advocates and Other Community Practitioners

The Build Healthy Places Network staff presented a webinar for Prevention Institute and The Center for the Study of Social Policy on August 26th. The webinar provided an overview of the sector, a multi-billion-dollar sector that serves as an action arm for addressing through the development and financing of affordable housing, childcare centers, grocery stores, …

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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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