Tagged: #ZIPmatters

Fast Fact: Health > Healthcare

This blog series features “quick evidence bites” that highlight the connections between neighborhoods and health and the need for cross-sector solutions for sustained impacts. Tweet these facts and share your own @BHPNetwork #ZIPmatters.   Fact: Over 50% of U.S. premature deaths are attributable to non-medical factors. Yet less than 5% of public dollars spent on …

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How *To* Connect Health and Community Development

This article originally appeared on the Shelterforce Rooflines blog on September 1, 2015.   A recent Rooflines post explored how *not* to connect community development and health, urging practitioners to not fall into the trap of “moralizing public health campaigns,” and instead focus on comprehensive solutions to systemic poverty. In a Shelterforce article from 2012, …

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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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The Pulse: Poverty is a public health problem. Why collaboration is essential.

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.   Network news: Wow! More than 200 people signed up for our second #NetworkCommons, where …

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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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The Network’s Picks: #MapsThatClick

Every week, we’re sharing our favorite maps, infographics, and videos that highlight the relationship between neighborhoods and health. Tell us what you think and share your own favorites @BHPNetwork. This week, we’re sharing another map that can help you make the case for cross-sector collaboration. We know that just a few miles can shorten life …

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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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Telling Stories About Deep Connections Between Neighborhood & Health

We’re pleased to be kicking off a series of stories illustrating the deep connections between neighborhood and health.  Over the next year, we’ll be visiting communities across the country who are doing innovative work at the intersection of health and community development and showcasing this workin Crosswalk, the network’s new publication on Medium. Please help us share these stories and …

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The Pulse: Why place matters to health

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.   Mark your calendar: The dog days of …

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The Network’s Picks: The Power of Maps, Continued

Every week, we’re sharing our favorite maps, infographics, and videos that highlight the relationship between neighborhoods and health. Tell us what you think and share your own favorites @BHPNetwork.   This week, we’re continuing our series on maps that highlight the links between community development and health. What should be in your case-making toolkit for …

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In Lincoln, Nebraska, 150 Maps Reveal That Good Health Depends on Location, Location, Location

In the middle of the 19th century, cholera was ravaging London. Most assumed the disease was airborne, but one physician, John Snow, wasn’t so sure. Joined by an Anglican priest, he knocked on door after door in an affected community, marking the cholera cases on a hand-drawn map. The finished product revealed that the majority …

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Fast Fact: Where You Live Matters for Health

The Build Healthy Places Network was created to catalyze and support collaboration among the community development and health fields. We do this by connecting practitioners to one another and by providing tools that help make the case for collaboration. As part of our live discussion series #NetworkCommons, we asked our colleagues what would help them …

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The Network’s Picks: The Power of Maps

Every week, we’re sharing our favorite maps, infographics, and videos that highlight the relationship between neighborhoods and health. Tell us what you think and share your own favorites @BHPNetwork.   If you’re ever lost, you know the power of a map. But can maps also help tell your story? Last month’s #NetworkCommons offered great insights …

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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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