Tagged: Poverty

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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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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11 Quotes About Health and Community Overheard in 2015

This year we had the privilege of listening to leaders from health and community development—at conferenceson the ground, and at the #NetworkCommons—as they talked about their accomplishments and the challenges of creating healthy communities. The conversations were rich and provocative. Here’s what we overheard in 2015.

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Three Takeaways for the Field: Grocery Stores as Community Development

Can grocery stores improve community health and well-being? For me, the answer is “yes.” Prior to my current work at the Build Healthy Places Network, I worked for a decade as a community planner committed to expanding access to healthy foods in low-income communities nationwide. One of my first projects was in Pittsburgh’s Hill District …

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The Network’s Picks: Mapping Residential Displacement and Gentrification

We know that Child Opportunity affects health and varies by zip code. So too a family’s opportunity, especially opportunity to access healthy affordable housing, with low risk of displacement due to gentrification.

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Fast Fact: Health > Healthcare

This blog series features “quick evidence bites” that highlight the connections between neighborhoods and health and the need for cross-sector solutions for sustained impacts. Tweet these facts and share your own @BHPNetwork #ZIPmatters.   Fact: Over 50% of U.S. premature deaths are attributable to non-medical factors. Yet less than 5% of public dollars spent on …

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The Pulse: Poverty is a public health problem. Why collaboration is essential.

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.   Network news: Wow! More than 200 people signed up for our second #NetworkCommons, where …

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The Network’s Picks: Mapping Child Opportunity

This blog series features our favorite maps, infographics, and videos that highlight the relationship between neighborhoods and health. Tell us what you think and share your own favorites @BHPNetwork.   We know that ZIP code matters for health – this is especially the case for children. The Child Opportunity Index tracks neighborhood factors that influence …

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A Call for Cross-Sector Collaboration to End Poverty. Let’s Listen.

Recently, Michael Rubinger, the head of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of the country’s largest investors in low-income neighborhoods, wrote that “poverty is a massive public health problem.” This is profound. Why? It implies that two critical sectors working in low-income communities — public health and community development — in fact have common …

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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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The Network’s Picks: #MapsThatClick

Every week, we’re sharing our favorite maps, infographics, and videos that highlight the relationship between neighborhoods and health. Tell us what you think and share your own favorites @BHPNetwork. This week, we’re sharing another map that can help you make the case for cross-sector collaboration. We know that just a few miles can shorten life …

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The Pulse: Why place matters to health

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.   Mark your calendar: The dog days of …

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The Network’s Picks: The Power of Maps, Continued

Every week, we’re sharing our favorite maps, infographics, and videos that highlight the relationship between neighborhoods and health. Tell us what you think and share your own favorites @BHPNetwork.   This week, we’re continuing our series on maps that highlight the links between community development and health. What should be in your case-making toolkit for …

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In Lincoln, Nebraska, 150 Maps Reveal That Good Health Depends on Location, Location, Location

In the middle of the 19th century, cholera was ravaging London. Most assumed the disease was airborne, but one physician, John Snow, wasn’t so sure. Joined by an Anglican priest, he knocked on door after door in an affected community, marking the cholera cases on a hand-drawn map. The finished product revealed that the majority …

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Fast Fact: Where You Live Matters for Health

The Build Healthy Places Network was created to catalyze and support collaboration among the community development and health fields. We do this by connecting practitioners to one another and by providing tools that help make the case for collaboration. As part of our live discussion series #NetworkCommons, we asked our colleagues what would help them …

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