Tagged: Investment

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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For Healthier People, We Need Healthier Neighborhoods

This article first appeared on the Huffington Post blog September 2, 2016 and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation blog on September 5, 2016.    If you were to stop a dozen people on the street and ask them about the of their communities, you would likely get wildly different answers. Some might come at it from a …

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Community Development Sector 101: An Overview for Violence Prevention and Early Childhood Development Advocates and Other Community Practitioners

The Build Healthy Places Network staff presented a webinar for Prevention Institute and The Center for the Study of Social Policy on August 26th. The webinar provided an overview of the sector, a multi-billion-dollar sector that serves as an action arm for addressing through the development and financing of affordable housing, childcare centers, grocery stores, …

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By How Much do Costs Need to be Reduced to Leverage True Health Transformation?

This article first appeared on the Pew Charitable Trusts blog August 8, 2016.   Proposals abound for improving regional health: some call for initiatives to enhance clinical care and reduce costs, some focus on payment reform, others combine clinical and population-level interventions, and many more. In this increasingly complicated environment, it is challenging to determine …

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Dispatches: Romi Hall Addresses Cross-Sector Collaboration at the 2016 NACCHO Conference

Read the full Dispatches series! What meeting did you attend? I presented with the Build Healthy Places Network at the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO): Cultivating a Culture of Health Equity 2016 annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona. I presented on the following three sessions: Revitalizing Neighborhoods and Improving Health Equity: Community Development and …

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Fast Fact: Wellness Trusts are An Innovative Way to Fund Prevention and Health Equity Efforts

This Fast Fact is part of a series in partnership with the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), the national coordinating center for Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the full Fast Facts series!   Fact According to the Trust for America’s Health, an investment as …

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Building and Bridging: Collaborating to Improve Health

We’re excited to launch our Fast Facts and Jargon Buster Series with the Build Healthy Places Network that will highlight key concepts from our initial research. Explore our postings as we share knowledge and demystify jargon in an effort to strengthen the connection between the worlds of community development and health. Bridging for Health We …

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In Alaska, Investing in Culture

The Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska, has undergone various reincarnations, but a common concern in recent decades was neglect. Then, at the beginning of the new millennium, community leaders and investors launched a revitalization project. Inspired by Mountain View’s cultural diversity and natural beauty, the practitioners aimed to create a place where families and …

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How Can We Give Children the Best Chance to Succeed?

This article first appeared on the Low Income Investment Fund’s What Works blog on April 5, 2016.  Segregation and place-based inequality hurt our children’s future and prosperity. A steady stream of studies continues to show that where a child grows up is one of the strongest predictors of her health and economic success (e.g., “Growing …

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Children in class at Fairgate Farm

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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