Tagged: Economic Stability

Building Healthy Communities Through Local Economy Strategies

The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) has spent the last 15 years working with thousands of local businesses, investors, and civic leaders who are actively engaged in improving local economies and communities across the U.S. and Canada. These leaders work to support entrepreneurs, drive investment in local businesses, and build equity in their …

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From Homelessness to Housing in San Francisco: Portraits and Oral History

As we build collaboration across sectors, storytelling and art that lifts up success stories become more and more important. A moving new multi-media art project called “Everyone Deserves a Home” on display in San Francisco’s Public Library asks 40 formally homeless residents in supportive housing, “what does home mean to you?” Through photographs and interviews, each …

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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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Dispatches: Colby Dailey on the Community Development Work of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank

Read the full Dispatches series!   What event did you attend? I was in Philadelphia for the Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from September 21-23. It is a bi-annual conference aiming to examine strategies on how communities can connect people, place, and capital to transform …

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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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Dispatches: Daniel Lau on Forming Partnerships with the Healthcare Sector

What meeting did you attend? I attended the Aligning Community Health with Investment Conference in Charleston, West Virginia. The conference was hosted by the Public Health Institute and the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy. This was the third meeting in a series that started in late 2015 in Chicago and Boston. The meeting brought …

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Dispatches: Renee Roy Elias on the Importance of Local Community Development Efforts

Read the full Dispatches series!   What meeting did you attend? I was invited to speak at the 2nd Annual Healthy Neighborhoods Regional Convening hosted by the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC). The Network was co-host of the convening along with the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank (other sponsors of the meeting included Alta …

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The San Francisco Federal Reserve’s Ian Galloway on Health and Prosperity

This post first appeared on the San Francisco Federal Reserve website.        In reflecting on trends for the 2015 annual report, What We’ve Learned…and why it matters, one of our biggest learnings is to advocate for health and community development organizations to share data with each other. often determines if an individual has a …

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Healthy Futures Fund Moves Past Pilot to Impact

In the nation’s capital, a major economic development project has won wide acclaim for integrating affordable housing and supportive services with a job training center, a major health center and vibrant new retail—all in a green project, built on once-blighted land, just steps from a Metro stop. I guess you could say it checks a …

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Economic Opportunity + a National Culture of Health: Did You Miss a Game-changer?

Really?  Yes. John C. Williams, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, talked about health. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), talked about finance (and walked us through a New Markets Tax Credit deal in Philly!). In a unique role reversal, a leading macro economist and banker, …

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