Tagged: public health

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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

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Trauma-Informed Community Building Sets Stage for Neighborhood Revitalization

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

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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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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Community Health and Literacy Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A hospital partners with a city to develop a health, literacy and recreation hub.

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

In a new video, national leaders share why they take on the challenge of joining forces across sectors to improve low-income communities.

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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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At #NetworkCommons, Public Health Leaders Discuss Neighborhood-Health Connection

How do neighborhoods impact health? Three public health experts considered that question during a lively online discussion Aug. 20. The conversation was part of the Network Commons, a virtual meeting place that connects practitioners committed to improving low-income communities and the lives of people living in them. In June, we heard from community development leaders. This …

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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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Join us for the August 20 #NetworkCommons: Public Health’s “Aha” Moments at 12pm PT/3pm ET

    Anneta Arno                         David Fleming                      Reginauld Jackson              Doug Jutte Ph.D., MPH                          MD       …

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Dispatches: Doug Jutte Reports From AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting

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). Our executive director, Dr. Doug Jutte, was invited …

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Dispatches: Senior Researcher Jeni Miller’s Takeaways from the NNPHI Conference

Here at the Network, we are aiming to stay on top of the cutting-edge policies, tools, and projects emerging at the intersection of community development and health.  Jeni Miller, the Network’s senior research associate, caught us up on what she learned at the National Network of Public Health Institutes’ annual conference in New Orleans in May. …

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The Pulse: Health on the Docket, Burwell v. King

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.   On SCOTUS: The Supreme Court gave headline writers a workout in June: ACA, housing, marriage …

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SCOTUS Healthcare Decision Great Start, But Access is Only the Beginning

We at the Network applaud yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in the King v. Burwell case. The decision will go far in ensuring that Americans will continue to get the health care coverage they need. Five years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of Americans are now insured because of the opportunities …

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Message to New Doctors: Embrace A Community Approach to Health and Well-Being

As graduation season winds down, we thought we would share this inspiring message from Dr. Howard Koh, a prominent professor of public health leadership at Harvard University and most recently assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Koh gave the speech to the graduating class of 2015 at Yale …

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