Can a community market improve infant health? Can developing a local entrepreneurship culture reduce the number of babies born prematurely?
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) is linking the work of building strong local economies and vibrant communities with the work of improving human health and well-being.
In 2016, the Rhode Island Department of Health established ten “health equity zones” across the state. The Local Initiatives Support Corp., a national CDFI, shares stories of success from their experience managing two of these zones.
A health-focused revitalization effort in Roanoke, Virginia brought together a CDFI and many cross-sector partners.
On a remote hilltop in Staten Island, New York City is preparing for battle in the fight against one of the nation’s most deadly diseases…again.
Pedro Cons of Chicanos Por La Causa “shot for the moon” and launched a stellar partnership with UnitedHealthcare that’s improving homes, health, and opportunity in Phoenix’s Maryvale neighborhood.
For the Colorado Health Foundation, creating healthy communities goes to the core vision of making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation.
Deobrah McKoy and Megan Calpin examine the root causes of health inequity and engage young people in asking “why?”.
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, …
The RWJF Culture of Health Prize honors and elevates communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health. These communities that reflect the Culture of Health vision in action are pursuing innovative ideas, leveraging their unique strengths, and bringing partners together around a shared vision 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.