Tagged: Social and Community Context

Building Healthy Communities Through Local Economy Strategies

The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) has spent the last 15 years working with thousands of local businesses, investors, and civic leaders who are actively engaged in improving local economies and communities across the U.S. and Canada. These leaders work to support entrepreneurs, drive investment in local businesses, and build equity in their …

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Pathways to Healthy Housing in Austin, Texas

This blog reports back from the Housing + Health summit, mentioned in a recent Healthy Community Initiatives blog featuring the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. On his visit to Austin, Texas last year, David J. Erickson, the Director of Community Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, noted that Austin could be the community …

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

A hundred years ago at the height of the tuberculosis epidemic, New York City’s planners and public health establishment mobilized to develop what the New York Times called “…the largest and finest hospital ever built” for tuberculosis.  Operating in the absence of any known cure for the disease, the Sea View Tuberculosis Hospital’s medical facilities …

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Call for Applications: Culture of Health Leaders 2017

The Build Healthy Places Network is proud to be a partner agency in the 2nd year of the Culture of Health Leaders program! This exciting leadership development opportunity is for leaders from sectors that influence health—including community development, education, transportation, technology, public health, government, faith/spiritual, business, health care, social service, economic development, urban planning, and others.  The …

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The New Housing Call for Pediatricians

On a Friday afternoon, a 3-year-old girl sat quietly in my clinic with her parents. She wore a beautiful, dimpled smile and sported a purple dress with ruffles, her dark, curly hair pulled back in a tight ponytail. I opened a book and asked her about the pictures. She turned the pages with me, smiling, …

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Playing Matchmaker for UnitedHealthcare and an Arizona Neighborhood

This article was originally posted on the NACEDA website on September 30, 2016.   Sometimes a great partnership begins with a simple question: Who do you know that I don’t? “When we meet someone, we always ask that,” explains Pedro Cons, executive vice president of Chicanos Por La Causa, a 47 year-old social service agency …

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Health-mapping every ZIP code in Arizona

Read the full Expert Insight series! Like many places across the country, Arizonans had a real “aha” moment when the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the VCU Center on Society and Health released their life expectancy map for the Phoenix metro area last year. Their study showed a 14-year difference in life expectancy for zip …

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Healthy Communities: The who, what and where of achieving health equity

Read the full Expert Insight series! Summarizing the Landscape of Healthy Communities: A Review of Demonstration Programs Working Towards Health Equity Download the full report Download the executive summary A quick internet search of the phrase “healthy communities” returns more than 37 million results. Even “unhealthy communities” returns more than 13 million. Clearly, there are …

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New Research Can Help Health and Housing Experts Arrive at a Common Messaging Frame

Read the full Expert Insight series! This article first appeared on the Grantmakers In Health blog in August 2016. We have more evidence than ever before that housing is one of the most important and one of the most efficient platforms for improving outcomes. In February, Enterprise Community Partners released new research conducted in conjunction with …

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Three Ways that Connecting with CDFIs is Furthering Health Equity Goals in Harris County

Missed the Network Commons on October 5th? Watch the video to hear more about the work of Harris County Public Health and two other Joining Forces Grantees who are partnering with CDFIs! Health Moves Upstream Obesity is one of our greatest health challenges and is strongly linked to the social and economic conditions of communities …

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