Tagged: public health

RFP: Making the “Business Case” for Community Development [Application period closed]

An Economic Analysis of Cost Savings and Societal Returns from Community Development Investments

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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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NYC to Build Largest Health Facility In Its History: A Neighborhood

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.

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Rethinking Health Equity and the Right to Health

Mia Kirk, Program Manager, caught us up on her recent trips for the annual American Public Health Association and Opportunity Finance Network conferences.

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Sharing Data Across Sectors to Build Healthy Environments

Through the integration of health data and evidence from sectors like housing and education, local residents and leaders have the ability to better detect problems, test interventions, and ultimately transform environments to improve health.

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Fast Fact: More than $32 billion is spent on DSRIP in 8 states.

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) shares how changes in the Affordable Care Act create a renewed effort to refocus funds to community benefit activities.

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Age-Friendly Health Centers: A Proving Ground for Change

Wouldn’t we all like to age in our homes and communities, surrounded by what is familiar, supported by a health care team that really understands who we are and how to serve us as individuals with unique needs?

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Dispatches: Romi Hall Addresses Cross-Sector Collaboration at the 2016 NACCHO Conference

Romi Hall presented with the Build Healthy Places Network at the annual 2016 National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO): Cultivating a Culture of Health Equity conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

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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: Doug Jutte on the Role Public Health Institute’s Can Play in Community Development

Doug Jutte, the Network’s Executive Director, caught us up on his recent trip to the National Network of Public Health Institute’s annual conference in New Orleans, LA.

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NACCHO/NEHA Webinar: Community Development as a Partner for Health Equity

The Build Healthy Places Network’s Renee Roy Elias and Daniel Lau present a webinar on the community development sector’s role in improving health equity

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Dispatches: Renee Roy Elias on the Importance of Local Community Development Efforts

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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Dispatches: Renee Roy Elias on Engaging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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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Economic Opportunity + a National Culture of Health: Did You Miss a Game-changer?

If you missed the speeches by Williams and Lavizzo-Mourey that closed out last week’s National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference (NICRC) in Los Angeles, you missed a game changer.

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Children in class at Fairgate Farm

Vita Health & Wellness District, Stamford, Connecticut

In the early 2000s, Stamford Hospital began planning a major expansion. Located in Stamford, Connecticut’s West Side neighborhood, the 305-bed regional hospital envisioned a large new state-of-the-art addition to its facility. The hospital owned various pieces of real estate in the nearby neighborhood, but none were contiguous with its existing campus. Meanwhile, Charter Oak Communities (COC), …

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