Tagged: Social and Community Context

Building Healthy Communities Through Local Economy Strategies

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) is linking the work of building strong local economies and vibrant communities with the work of improving human health and well-being.

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Pathways to Healthy Housing in Austin, Texas

Austin is uniting multiple sectors like housing, healthcare, transportation and other services to tackle the social determinants of health.

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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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Call for Applications: Culture of Health Leaders 2017

The RWJF funded Culture of Health Leaders Program is now accepting applications for the 2017-19 cohort. This 3-year leadership development program offers a $20,000 stipend annually for up to 50 participants.

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The New Housing Call for Pediatricians

One Boston-based pediatrician tells us how by investing in innovative solutions that ensure stable, affordable housing, we can ensure that all children have the opportunity to live happy, healthy lives.

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Playing Matchmaker for UnitedHealthcare and an Arizona Neighborhood

Pedro Cons of Chicanos Por La Causa “shot for the moon” and launched a stellar partnership with UnitedHealthcare that’s improving homes, health, and opportunity in Phoenix’s Maryvale neighborhood.

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Health-mapping every ZIP code in Arizona

The Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities utilized data from the Arizona Healthy Communities Opportunity Index to create maps on what’s happening with health across the state by ZIP code.

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

For the Colorado Health Foundation, creating healthy communities goes to the core vision of making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation.

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

In February, Enterprise Community Partners released new research conducted in conjunction with the Center for Outcomes Research and Education, which provided quantitative evidence of the long-term positive impact that affordable housing has on health outcomes for the most vulnerable and difficult to serve.

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

Joining Forces Grantee and Network Commons speaker, Jennifer Hadayia of Harris County Public Health, discusses how partnering with CDFIs can help achieve health equity goals.

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Accepts Applications for Culture of Health Prize

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize honors and elevates communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health. These communities that reflect the Culture of Health vision in action are pursuing innovative ideas, leveraging their unique strengths, and bringing partners together around a shared vision of health.

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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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Protecting Communities from Climate Change (Hint: It’s not Just About Seawalls)

This article originally appeared on the CoLab Radio blog on April 25, 2016.   Climate change is here, and it is already affecting our and wellbeing. That’s the conclusion of the National Climate and Health Assessment, released last week by the prestigious U.S. Global Change Research Program. Fortunately, it is possible to make even our most …

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The San Francisco Federal Reserve’s Ian Galloway on Health and Prosperity

Health and community prosperity are intrinsically linked. SF Fed Community Development’s Ian Galloway sits down with President John Williams to discuss the issue.

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How Hospitals Can Help Heal Communities

Many of America’s finest multi-billion-dollar healthcare institutions make their home in communities beset by poor health outcomes and racial and economic disparities. Nonprofit hospitals and health systems can no longer accept such disparities as facts of life, and the shift is well underway.

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