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.
On a remote hilltop in Staten Island, New York City is preparing for battle in the fight against one of the nation’s most deadly diseases…again.
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 …