Network Commons is a live online discussion series on cross-sector strategies to improve neighborhood health and well-being.
Definitions can matter. While differences between some definitions may represent stylistic preferences, others can reflect deep divides in values and beliefs that can be used to justify and promote very different policies and practices.
From our own lives, we’re all familiar with how health can impact our financial well-being, such as an unexpected medical expense that wreaks havoc on our finances. This relationship works in the reverse as well: like community development, your financial well-being contributes to how healthy you are.
When you think of Boston what comes to mind? You may be thinking of American history, world class hospitals, top research institutions and winning sports teams. However, there is another side to Greater Boston, one where more than half of households are rent burdened (paying 30 percent or more of their income on rent) and income inequality is rising.
As America ages, housing and community development allies work together to develop new choices for seniors. With creative models of long-term care and assisted living continuing to crop up, innovative aging-in-place programs offer an important alternative for many. The variety of options ensures that seniors with different levels of capability and dependence can live safely where they wish.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond acts as a convener and relationship builder, capturing the emerging energy in the District for the creation of new cross-sector collaborations on the local level. We talk with Jeanne Milliken Bonds, Regional Community Development Team Leader, for an introduction to the new relationships growing in the Fifth District.
This brief presents case studies about two health impact assessments and provides an introduction for community developers and policymakers, explaining how developers can incorporate health considerations into their decisions.
Daniel Lau, Manager of Strategic Engagement, travelled to Louisville, KY, to participate in the Sharing Knowledge to Build a Culture of Health, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AcademyHealth.