Tagged: public health

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

Read the full Dispatches series!   What meeting did you attend? I was invited to speak at the 2nd Annual Healthy Neighborhoods Regional Convening hosted by the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC). The Network was co-host of the convening along with the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank (other sponsors of the meeting included Alta …

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

Read the full Dispatches series!   What meeting did you attend? The Network was invited to a day-long visit with core staff members at the in Atlanta, Georgia. The day began with a ” 101″ presentation. With Network directors Colby Dailey and Doug Jutte, I presented to nearly 40 CDC staff members spanning multiple divisions. The …

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

Really?  Yes. John C. Williams, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, talked about health. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), talked about finance (and walked us through a New Markets Tax Credit deal in Philly!). In a unique role reversal, a leading macro economist and banker, …

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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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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

Susan Neufeld, Vice President of Resident Programs and Services for BRIDGE Housing Corporation (BRIDGE), describes the existing 606-unit Potrero Terrace and Annex housing projects as “an island of poverty in a sea of wealth.” Unlike many distressed public housing complexes that are surrounded by other disadvantaged neighborhoods, residents of Potrero Terrace and Annex, with a …

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Dispatches: Project Coordinator Mia Kirk Reports from the 2016 Women’s Policy Summit

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. Mia Kirk, the Network’s Project Coordinator, caught us …

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11 Quotes About Health and Community Overheard in 2015

Collaboration can be daunting. For  and health practitioners, working together for the first time raises basic questions: What are best practices for cross-sector work? Who can we look to for guidance? We listened in on leaders from both fields this year—at conferences, on the ground, and at the #NetworkCommons—as they talked about their accomplishments and the challenges of …

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Community Health and Literacy Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In 2012, a neighborhood clinic of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in South Philadelphia had outgrown its space and was looking to expand, but in this working class neighborhood of dense row houses, real estate was hard to come by. Meanwhile, the City of Philadelphia operated a health center, a library and a recreation …

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National Leaders Agree: Now Is the Time for Sectors to Join Forces to Improve Health

Our vision at the Build Healthy Places Network is that all communities should offer people the opportunity to live healthy, rewarding lives. To do that, we need to look more broadly at how health and community interact. We take our inspiration from national leaders. Those like former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health Howard Koh, who …

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Dispatches: Senior Associate Daniel Lau on Why Metrics Matter for Community Health Action

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). We caught up with our senior associate Daniel …

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