How do you know if you are building a healthier place?
Holistic redevelopment to bring lasting change to a distressed neighborhood
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.
When you think of Boston what comes to mind? You may be thinking of American history, world class hospitals, top research institutions and winning sports teams. However, there is another side to Greater Boston, one where more than half of households are rent burdened (paying 30 percent or more of their income on rent) and income inequality is rising.
Rachel Thornton from Home Matters discusses why she thinks helping families find gainful employment and providing children with a safe living environment, violence-free public space, access to healthy food and good education is our moral imperative.
Being poor carries serious lifelong health effects. Learning about children’s lives beyond clinic walls can help doctors provide better care.
There is ample evidence that ZIP code is important for children’s health, but how can community development best support the needs of children and their families? Three prominent leaders shared their insights and practical tips during our March 15 Network Commons event. The Network’s Executive Director, Doug Jutte, moderated a rich discussion with three …
ZIP code is important for children’s health; community development is a critical factor in early childhood development.
This article first appeared on The Pew Charitable Trusts blog January 14, 2015. The Health Impact Project spends a great deal of time talking about the social determinants of health and about health equity, but what do these terms really mean? Simply put, a person’s health is affected by a complex array of social …
How does the community development field help children develop into healthy adults? That’s what Katie Wehr, program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is most curious about.
This blog series features our favorite maps, infographics, and videos that highlight the relationship between neighborhoods and health. Tell us what you think and share your own favorites @BHPNetwork. We know that ZIP code matters for health – this is especially the case for children. The Child Opportunity Index tracks neighborhood factors that influence …