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Revitalized East Lake Neighborhood Shows Value of Targeting Social Determinants of Health

Madeline White of America’s Essential Hospitals reports on the Build Healthy Places Network tour of The Villages of East Lake, a Purpose Built Communities site in Atlanta, Georgia.

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ReImagining the Future of Small Industrial Cities

As part of our Healthy Communities Initiative blog series, we highlight the role of regional Federal Reserve Banks in supporting and enabling cross-sector collaboration across the community development and health sectors. This blog focuses on the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s place-based strategies through the Working Cities Challenge in the city of Fitchburg.

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Safe neighborhoods, safe relationships: the role of community development

Momentum is growing for preventing intimate partner violence through supportive, equitable community environments

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Applying Health Criteria to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit

What is the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and how can it be used to improve health?

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What is the business case for community development?

Public health and planning professionals assume that holistic development benefits communities. But where’s the supporting evidence?

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The Need for Tools to Forecast Impact in Community Development

Overcoming the challenges to linking the health return on investment to community development.

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Measuring Complexity: Evaluation of Community Change Initiatives

How do you know if you are building a healthier place?

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The Evolution and Future of the Healthy Communities Movement

Over the past four decades, the Healthy Communities movement has transformed traditional definitions and approaches to health. This article draws upon an environmental scan of 38 Healthy Communities demonstration programs and provides an overview of the history, progress, and future implications of the Healthy Communities movement.

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