Tagged: medical care

Rolling Hills Apartments, St. Paul, Minnesota

“Wherever there is conflict in the world, a few years later you start to see that population showing up here,” says Andriana Abariotes, executive director of Twin Cities LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation). Minneapolis-St. Paul has a long history of welcoming immigrants and refugees from around the world and is home to many organizations serving …

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Community Health and Literacy Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In 2012, a neighborhood clinic of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in South Philadelphia had outgrown its space and was looking to expand, but in this working class neighborhood of dense row houses, real estate was hard to come by. Meanwhile, the City of Philadelphia operated a health center, a library and a recreation …

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San Pablo Avenue Corridor, Oakland, California

Not all community developers are aware that the work they’re doing has the potential to improve health, but the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) has built health into its strategic plan, and in the neighborhood revitalization work of the San Pablo Area Revitalization Collaborative (SPARC), convened by EBALDC, health is the first priority. The San …

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

Our vision at the Build Healthy Places Network is that all communities should offer people the opportunity to live healthy, rewarding lives. To do that, we need to look more broadly at how health and community interact. We take our inspiration from national leaders. Those like former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health Howard Koh, who …

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Dispatches: Senior Associate Daniel Lau on Why Metrics Matter for Community Health Action

Our team is regularly on the road, hearing and learning about how community development and public health are joining forces. 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 field(s). We caught up with our senior associate Daniel …

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At #NetworkCommons, Public Health Leaders Discuss Neighborhood-Health Connection

How do neighborhoods impact health? Three public health experts considered that question during a lively online discussion Aug. 20. The conversation was part of the Network Commons, a virtual meeting place that connects practitioners committed to improving low-income communities and the lives of people living in them. In June, we heard from community development leaders. This …

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Community Development Moves the Needle On Health Equity

Earlier this summer, we heard from community development leaders about the moment they realized that neighborhood conditions and health factors were inexorably linked. We have also written about the topic, including articles on financial health, housing for health, and how community development organizations are incorporating health into their projects from the get-go. Now, we are …

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Join us for the August 20 #NetworkCommons: Public Health’s “Aha” Moments at 12pm PT/3pm ET

    Anneta Arno                         David Fleming                      Reginauld Jackson              Doug Jutte Ph.D., MPH                          MD       …

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Dispatches: Doug Jutte Reports From AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting

Our team is regularly on the road, hearing and learning about how community development and public health are joining forces. 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 field(s). Our executive director, Dr. Doug Jutte, was invited …

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Dispatches: Senior Researcher Jeni Miller’s Takeaways from the NNPHI Conference

Here at the Network, we are aiming to stay on top of the cutting-edge policies, tools, and projects emerging at the intersection of community development and health.  Jeni Miller, the Network’s senior research associate, caught us up on what she learned at the National Network of Public Health Institutes’ annual conference in New Orleans in May. …

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