If you were to ask someone what comes to mind when they think of the Federal Reserve, health probably wouldn’t be one of the first topics! But in 2010 the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) co-hosted a Healthy Communities conference in Washington, DC. Since then, the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks and RWJF have been engaged in a joint effort called the Healthy Communities Initiative to deepen collaboration across the sectors of community development, finance, population health, and public health.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond acts as a convener and relationship builder, capturing the emerging energy in the District for the creation of new cross-sector collaborations on the local level. We talk with Jeanne Milliken Bonds, Regional Community Development Team Leader, for an introduction to the new relationships growing in the Fifth District.
Substandard housing has consequences on renters’ health and burdens the U.S. health care system, research shows. And the region served by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is no exception.
As poverty moves to the suburbs of Austin, Texas, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas initiates partnerships between health and community development.
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.
For the Colorado Health Foundation, creating healthy communities goes to the core vision of making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation.
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?
Cross-sector leaders in Milwaukee share the goal of making the city healthier. Local leaders are working alongside the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on a set of reforms that aim to address the upstream determinants of crime, addiction and mental health issues.
In Reno, leaders in the community development, public, and private sectors are tackling the barriers to health in one of its highest-needs ZIP codes.
Introducing a blog series on the place-based partnerships happening through the Healthy Communities Initiative.