Tagged: medical care

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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The Pulse: Health on the Docket, Burwell v. King

Welcome to The Pulse, the monthly newsletter of the Build Healthy Places Network. Each month we compile a short and sweet round-up of what smart people are talking about, researching, and doing to make neighborhoods and lives healthier. Click here to receive The Pulse in your inbox.   On SCOTUS: The Supreme Court gave headline writers a workout in June: ACA, housing, marriage …

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SCOTUS Healthcare Decision Great Start, But Access is Only the Beginning

We at the Network applaud yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in the King v. Burwell case. The decision will go far in ensuring that Americans will continue to get the health care coverage they need. Five years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of Americans are now insured because of the opportunities …

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Message to New Doctors: Embrace A Community Approach to Health and Well-Being

As graduation season winds down, we thought we would share this inspiring message from Dr. Howard Koh, a prominent professor of public health leadership at Harvard University and most recently assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Koh gave the speech to the graduating class of 2015 at Yale …

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The Build Healthy Places Network: An Update and a Welcome

I took my first job as a pediatrician in a community clinic in East Palo Alto, California. Although very close to affluent Silicon Valley, East Palo Alto is one of the poorest communities in the Bay Area, home primarily to new or first-generation immigrants from Mexico. To my surprise, and despite 25 years of education …

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5 Ways Pediatricians Can Partner with Community Development to Help Their Patients

Pediatrics has been amazingly successful in addressing life-threatening diseases that, in the past, have taken the lives of too many children. But on many other fronts—chronic conditions such as asthma and obesity or mental health and developmental issues—the field has made considerably less progress. Too many children in the United States are not faring well. …

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Webcast: What Shapes Health?

12:30-1:30pm EST Moderator Joe Neel Deputy Senior Supervising Editor and a Correspondent on the Science Desk, NPR Expert Participants Robert Blendon Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School Lisa Berkman Professor of Public Policy and of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health …

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Webinar: Expanding Access to Healthy Food – New Data, New Ideas, New Directions

Session Description: Roughly 30 million Americans—about 1 in 10—live in communities without adequate access to healthy food. Over the last decade, increased awareness of this reality has spurred national and local efforts to expand healthy food access, particularly in low-income communities. This webinar session will offer fresh perspectives on understanding and addressing food-access issues. Tune …

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Social Determinants of Health in the News: 2/19-2/25/15

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies Blog (2/25/15) Not All Hard-Hit Neighborhoods Recover Equally Foreclosures disproportionately hit minority neighborhoods across the U.S. during the housing crisis. In Boston, over 80 percent of foreclosures took place in just five of its 15 planning districts—Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roxbury; nearly 75 percent of the …

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Call for Proposals! County Health Rankings Research Grants

Looking for an opportunity to use your research skills to impact community health across the country? The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) is currently accepting research proposals for County Health Rankings Research Grants. County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaborative program between UWPHI and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides information, tools, and …

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Conference: Arizona Healthy Communities

Healthy Communities for a Healthy Future The Arizona Housing Alliance invites you to attend a premier training and networking event for community development practitioners, planning and health professionals, affordable housing developers, nonprofits government and elected officials from all regions of Arizona. Learn about local and national initiatives to: CONNECT healthy community planning with resources INTEGRATE supportive services with …

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