All Resources with Theme of: Policy

An Environmental Scan of Recent Initiatives Incorporating Social Determinants in Public Health

A joint publication initiative between the National Academy of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, identifies national examples of cross-sector collaboration to improve public health.

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Community Reinvestment Act vs. Non-profit Hospital Community Benefit

A side by side comparison of the regulatory structures and policy goals of the Community Reinvestment Act and Non-Profit Hospital Community Benefit.

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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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Why Pediatricians Should Screen Their Young Patients for Poverty

Being poor carries serious lifelong health effects. Learning about children’s lives beyond clinic walls can help doctors provide better care.

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The Network’s Picks: Mapping Residential Displacement and Gentrification

We know that Child Opportunity affects health and varies by zip code. So too a family’s opportunity, especially opportunity to access healthy affordable housing, with low risk of displacement due to gentrification.

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Connecting the Dots: A Healthy Community Leader’s Guide to Understanding the Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefit Requirements

Imagine a healthy community as a connect-the-dots landscape painting. Each “dot” has its place and purpose: affordable housing, a vibrant economy, safe streets and public transportation, a high quality public education system, easy access to fresh food and safe recreation, and a healthcare system that provides both preventative and responsive services. When connected as designed …

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What is Financial Health? And Why Public Health and Community Development Professionals Should Pay Attention

Financial services are an important form of community development. And as the President and CEO of the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), Jennifer Tescher is working to improve the financial health of all Americans with a specific focus on the underserved. The Build Healthy Places Network’s Barbara Ray sat down with Tescher in Chicago …

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Webinar: Introducing the National Equity Atlas

3:00-4:00pm ET Register America’s economic future depends on everyone being able to participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. The National Equity Atlas is a first-of-its-kind online resource for data and policy ideas to build an equitable economy – in your region, state, and nationwide. On November 13, PolicyLink will host a tour of the National …

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Intersectoral Collaboration for Health: Reports from Local Health Departments

This 90-minute webinar includes a short overview of the Health in all Policies approach, and an introduction to the work of Baltimore’s Cross Agency Health Taskforce and Sonoma’s Health Action, including history, accomplishments, and a discussion of the lessons learned from these exciting local initiatives.

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Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments

A policy guide by geared toward state and local government leaders seeking to use intersectoral collaboration to promote healthy environments.

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Engaging Policymakers for Sustainable Change

A common strategy throughout the Aberdeen, Candor, Mt. Gilead, Southern Pines, and Robbins communities has been engaging local officials to implement key environmental and policy changes

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Housing and Health: New Opportunities for Dialogue and Action

We need a more coordinated and integrated approach among housing, environmental health, and public health agencies.

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Healthcare Financing of Healthy Homes

This resource library provides an overview of opportunities to finance healthy homes through the healthcare system.

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Building Healthy Places: One Community at a Time

Happily, the new Build Healthy Places Network arrives on the scene this fall, in perfect time to get the word out about successful cross-sector work that is quite relevant to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s new Culture of Health vision. Corvallis, OR, Baldwin Park, CA, and Buffalo, NY are building a Culture of Health for …

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Partnerships Between FQHCs and Local Health Departments for Engaging in the Development of a Community-Based System of Care

How can FQHCs and local health departments work together to advance community health?

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