Tagged: Housing

Modifying Hospital Community Benefit Tax Policy: Easing Regulation, Advancing Population Health

Acting under existing legislative authority and without new funding, the new Administration can give hospitals greater flexibility over tax-exempt spending while strengthening their role in building healthy communities.

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Bringing Up the Next Generation: Keys to Lifelong Health Lie at Home

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.

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Making Housing Healthier in Philadelphia and Beyond

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.

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The New Housing Call for Pediatricians

One Boston-based pediatrician tells us how by investing in innovative solutions that ensure stable, affordable housing, we can ensure that all children have the opportunity to live happy, healthy lives.

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Sharing Data Across Sectors to Build Healthy Environments

Through the integration of health data and evidence from sectors like housing and education, local residents and leaders have the ability to better detect problems, test interventions, and ultimately transform environments to improve health.

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New Research Can Help Health and Housing Experts Arrive at a Common Messaging Frame

In February, Enterprise Community Partners released new research conducted in conjunction with the Center for Outcomes Research and Education, which provided quantitative evidence of the long-term positive impact that affordable housing has on health outcomes for the most vulnerable and difficult to serve.

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For Healthier People, We Need Healthier Neighborhoods

Amy Gillman of LISC talks about the impact community development can have on health equity.

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Why did a public health guy go to a green charrette?

As a guy working towards equity, my career has been a continuous journey of peeling back layers to identify the root causes of disparate health outcomes. I started at the cellular and biological level in undergrad, moved to the individual behavioral level in grad school, and have now traveled even further upstream to the community …

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Dispatches: Daniel Lau on Why Leadership Matters in a Culture of Health

In this occasional series, we report on what we are discovering to help you stay on top of the cutting-edge policies, tools, and projects in the fields.

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Developing Communities With Health in Mind

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 …

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Investing With Health in Mind

How two new funds are investing in affordable housing and other neighborhood projects that consider residents’ health and well-being.

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New Report Makes the Case for Linking Health and Community Development to Build Stronger, Healthier Communities

A new report explains why and how we should link the important work of the community development and health sectors.

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National Leaders Agree: Now Is the Time for Sectors to Join Forces to Improve Health

In a new video, national leaders share why they take on the challenge of joining forces across sectors to improve low-income communities.

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Telling Stories About Deep Connections Between Neighborhood & Health

We’re pleased to be kicking off a series of stories illustrating the deep connections between neighborhood and health.  Over the next year, we’ll be visiting communities across the country who are doing innovative work at the intersection of health and community development and showcasing this workin Crosswalk, the network’s new publication on Medium. Please help us share these stories and …

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Using Medicaid for Assisted Living Can Cut Costs for All

For many seniors, the thought of a nursing home is frightening—and dreaded. Assisted living communities can offer more autonomy, but often are out of reach financially because Medicare does not cover their services and Medicaid, the primary funder of long-term care, is limited in what it covers. Long-term care is expensive for both families and …

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