Tagged: Federally Qualified Health Center

Age-Friendly Health Centers: A Proving Ground for Change

Wouldn’t we all like to age in our homes and communities, surrounded by what is familiar, supported by a health care team that really understands who we are and how to serve us as individuals with unique needs?

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Addressing Healthcare’s Blindside in Albuquerque’s Southside by Joining Forces

Joining Forces grantee and Network Commons speaker, Michelle Melendez of First Choice Community Healthcare, explains how partnering with CDFIs can help a FQHC achieve it’s health equity goals.

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Building Health Organically in a Small Florida Community

The Bithlo Transformation Effort is an attempt to build health and opportunity in an area plagued by decades of neglect.

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Vita Health & Wellness District, Stamford, Connecticut

In the early 2000s, Stamford Hospital began planning a major expansion. Located in Stamford, Connecticut’s West Side neighborhood, the 305-bed regional hospital envisioned a large new state-of-the-art addition to its facility. The hospital owned various pieces of real estate in the nearby neighborhood, but none were contiguous with its existing campus. Meanwhile, Charter Oak Communities (COC), …

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Rolling Hills Apartments, St. Paul, Minnesota

Weaving Together Opportunities for Healthier Lives for a Diverse Immigrant Community

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The Network’s Picks: Mapping Social Determinants of Health

We know that ZIP code matters for health in part because of social determinants of health such as access to affordable housing and healthy food. PolicyMap is an interactive data and mapping tool that can be used to analyze these and other social determinants at state, county, city, ZIP code, and census tract levels. PolicyMap …

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Columbia Parc at the Bayou District, New Orleans, Louisiana

Holistic redevelopment to bring lasting change to a distressed neighborhood

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How *To* Connect Health and Community Development

This article originally appeared on the Shelterforce Rooflines blog on September 1, 2015.   A recent Rooflines post explored how *not* to connect community development and health, urging practitioners to not fall into the trap of “moralizing public health campaigns,” and instead focus on comprehensive solutions to systemic poverty. In a Shelterforce article from 2012, …

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In Pennsylvania, Wealthy County’s Poorer Residents Get A Healthy Place to Live

Chester County, Pennsylvania, has been ranked one of the richest counties in the nation, yet 7 percent of its half-million residents live in poverty. Coatesville, a city of 13,000 people, is one such low-income pocket. It is also home to the county’s first Federally Qualified Health Center, opened in 2008 by Brandywine Health Foundation (BHF), …

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