All Resources with Theme of: Measurement

Impact of Affordable Housing on Families and Communities: A Review of the Evidence Base

This literature review summarizes what we currently know from research about the effects of stable and affordable housing. The research is condensed into defensible points – backed by solid supporting evidence – to serve as a resource for understanding and communicating the many impacts of affordable housing.

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Fast Fact: CMMI is making $157M available through Accountable Health Communities for delivery of social services.

The Georgia Health Policy Center shares how changes in the Affordable Care Act create a renewed effort to refocus funds to community benefit activities.

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Speaking the Same Language: The Network’s Common Indicators Project

The Network’s Common Indicators Project provides a much-needed baseline of domains and indicators used within and across various sector measurement strategies, an excellent starting place for dialogue around collaboration and development of a complementary framework.

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The Role of Hospitals in Improving Non-Medical Determinants of Community Population Health

This report by the New York State Health Foundation outlines which hospitals in New York State and nationally are addressing non-medical determinants of community population health, as well as facilitators of and barriers to this work.  

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How a New Tool from LIIF Helps Community Development Practitioners Make the Case for Their Work

A Q&A with Dan Rinzler on LIIF’s Social Impact Calculator, which measures the financial benefits of investing in healthy families and strong communities.

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Call to Action: Advancing Common Ways to Evaluate Health-related Outcomes of Community Development Activities

As momentum continues to build around cross-sector collaboration at the intersection of health and community development, the Success Measures evaluation program at NeighborWorks America is leading an effort to develop a set of data collection tools to evaluate the health-related outcomes of community development work. Success Measures has secured a place at the forefront of field-building …

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Community Healthy Living Index

The Community Healthy Living Index (CHLI), developed by the YMCA of the USA, helps a community assess its support for healthy living in the places where people live, work, learn, and play, allowing their community members to lead fuller, healthier, lives.

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What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities

A book from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Urban Institute outlines opportunities and challenges for the strategic use of data to build healthier, stronger communities.

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Sharing Data for America’s Communities

This is the first of three posts on the Urban Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s recent book, What Counts:  Harnessing Data for America’s Communities. The full series will be featured on the Network’s blog.    As late as the early 1990s, people working in and for America’s low-income communities relied primarily …

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What Counts: Creating Data-Driven Healthy Communities

Can gathering information from hospitals help to create better education policies? How can crunching the numbers on poverty help to boost graduation rates? On December 4, the Urban Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco explored these questions with the release of What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities, a new book that highlights …

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Health Impact Assessments Can Connect Community Development and Public Health

Some people might find it unusual for a gathering of community development finance institutions (CDFIs) to feature a panel with a doctor, a public health funder, and a representative from the Federal Reserve. But, along with the head of a CDFI, these panelists at the Opportunity Finance Network’s annual meeting in Denver last month provided …

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Webcast: What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities

12:00pm – 4:30pm ET Register How can we improve conditions in some of the country’s most distressed places? What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities, a new volume of essays published jointly by the Urban Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, addresses this question. Its contributors argue that the answers must be data-driven …

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The Child Opportunity Index: Improving Collaboration Between Community Development And Public Health

Examining racial/ethnic inequity in the children across levels of neighborhood opportunity.

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Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund Health Impact Assessment

This Health Impact Assessment examines the potential health impacts that could result from investments made by the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund.

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The Drive to Make Healthy Places Investable

Matt Trowbridge, Senior Research Fellow at the US Green Building Council, discusses the importance of the drive to make healthy places investable.

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