Tagged: Poverty

Resident-centered approach grows healthy babies and local economy

Can a community market improve infant health? Can developing a local entrepreneurship culture reduce the number of babies born prematurely?

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Building Healthy Communities Through Local Economy Strategies

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.

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In Rhode Island, a Model for Upending Health Inequity

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.

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A New Responsibility for Children’s Hospitals: The Health of Neighborhoods

Children’s hospitals in Ohio are making key investments to address a major cause of poor health — substandard housing.

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Pathways to Healthy Housing in Austin, Texas

Austin is uniting multiple sectors like housing, healthcare, transportation and other services to tackle the social determinants of health.

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From Homelessness to Housing in San Francisco: Portraits and Oral History

A moving new multi-media art project, “Everyone Deserves a Home”, on display in San Francisco’s Public Library asks 40 formally homeless residents in supportive housing, “what does home mean to you?”

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Playing Matchmaker for UnitedHealthcare and an Arizona Neighborhood

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.

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Health Equity and the Role for Community Development

Equity is a hot topic these days as our nation struggles with what is fair and just, and for whom.

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Dispatches: Jeni Miller on the Low Income Forum on Energy Conference

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 fields.

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Why Pediatricians Should Screen Their Young Patients for Poverty

Being poor carries serious lifelong health effects. Learning about children’s lives beyond clinic walls can help doctors provide better care.

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Zumba class at Potrero Housing in San Francisco for Bridge Housing

Rebuilding Neighborhoods So That Residents Can Thrive: More Community Close-Ups

Our Community Close Ups, a series of nine case studies, digs into how some of these forward-thinking projects have been accomplished.

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Healthy Futures Fund Moves Past Pilot to Impact

Expert Insight: Emily Chen from LISC discusses the value of looking at community development through a health lens.

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Residents of Potrero Housing in San Francisco walk the property with manager, Uzuri Greene, San Francisco, CA. Bridge Housing, San Francisco, Bay area

Rebuild Potrero, San Francisco, California

Trauma-Informed Community Building Sets Stage for Neighborhood Revitalization

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Four Drew Charter School students in the Villages of East, standing outside the school.

The Villages of East Lake, Atlanta, Georgia

Tipping Point: Deep, Neighborhood-Scale Transformation Creates Lasting Change

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In San Francisco, Housing With a Healing Touch

For many affordable-housing residents, community engagement can be challenging. Enter the Trauma Informed Community Building model.

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