Tagged: #ZIPmatters

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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Three Joining Forces Grantees Share How CDFIs Help Them Meet their Health Equity Goals

Across the country, new opportunities like the BUILD Health Challenge are pushing community organizations to form cross-sector partnerships in order to improve and promote . One valuable collaborative partner is the  sector, which brings public and private investment into place-based initiatives. How are communities leveraging  (CDFIs) and other community development organizations to address their population health goals? Our …

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Community Development Sector 101: An Overview for Violence Prevention and Early Childhood Development Advocates and Other Community Practitioners

The Build Healthy Places Network staff presented a webinar for Prevention Institute and The Center for the Study of Social Policy on August 26th. The webinar provided an overview of the sector, a multi-billion-dollar sector that serves as an action arm for addressing through the development and financing of affordable housing, childcare centers, grocery stores, …

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Fast Fact: Wellness Trusts are An Innovative Way to Fund Prevention and Health Equity Efforts

This Fast Fact is part of a series in partnership with the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), the national coordinating center for Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the full Fast Facts series!   Fact According to the Trust for America’s Health, an investment as …

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Three Health Systems Leaders Share How Hospitals Can Improve Health Beyond the Doctor’s Office

“We’ve got to be in the ZIP code improvement business.” -Tyler Norris, Kaiser Permanente Now more than ever, hospitals and healthcare systems are looking beyond the doctor’s office to address other factors that influence their patients’ health and well-being. How are they doing this? And why now? Our guest panelists shared their insights during our June …

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Building and Bridging: Collaborating to Improve Health

We’re excited to launch our Fast Facts and Jargon Buster Series with the Build Healthy Places Network that will highlight key concepts from our initial research. Explore our postings as we share knowledge and demystify jargon in an effort to strengthen the connection between the worlds of community development and health. Bridging for Health We …

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Fast Fact: ACOs Shift Healthcare’s Focus to Population Health

This Fast Fact is part of a series in partnership with the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), the national coordinating center for Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the full Fast Facts series!     Fact Nationwide, the number of total grew 12.6 percent since …

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Investment Fast Fact: Partners in Progress

Fact: Since its launch in 2014, Partners in Progress has invested $3.25 million in grants to “community quarterback” organizations working across sectors to improve the health and economic opportunities of low-income communities. $3.25M=@PIPCommunities’ investment in #communityquarterbacks since 2014. #ZIPmatters Click To Tweet Established in 2014, Partners in Progress (PIP) is an initiative created by the …

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The Network’s Picks: Maps for Neighborhood Change

We’ve shared maps that make the case for why ZIP code matters for health. But how have local communities used maps to catalyze neighborhood improvements? The Communities of Opportunity initiative (COO) shows us how. A joint effort of the Seattle Foundation, the Seattle/King County Department of Public Health, and the King County Department of Community …

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The ReFresh Project, New Orleans, Louisiana

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the founders of what became Broad Community Connections (BCC) started attending community meetings, and exploring with their fellow community members how to rebuild a city in shambles. These conversations highlighted some of the seemingly intractable problems that many central New Orleans residents had faced even before the storm, such …

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