Topic: Dispatches

Post-Election Insights for Community Development Moving Forward at LISC Conference

Read the full Dispatches series!   What conference did you attend? I was in Houston, Texas for the 2016 LISC National Leadership Conference. I was able to tour an equitable transit-oriented community development project in the South Union neighborhood of Houston the first day, and attend panels and network the second day. The conference was …

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Rethinking Health Equity and the Right to Health

Read the full Dispatches series!   What meetings did you attend? I was in Atlanta, GA for the annual Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) conference, this year with the theme “Rethink.” I also was in Denver for the annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting, this year called “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to …

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A Big Tent: Cross-Sector Community Development in Albuquerque

Read the full Dispatches series!   Where were you? I was in Albuquerque for the Healthy Communities Forum: Social Determinants and Local Economic Development. It was sponsored by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). It was remarkable how diverse of a group had …

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Dispatches: Colby Dailey on the Community Development Work of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank

Read the full Dispatches series!   What event did you attend? I was in Philadelphia for the Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from September 21-23. It is a bi-annual conference aiming to examine strategies on how communities can connect people, place, and capital to transform …

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Dispatches: Alison Moore, the Network’s Research Associate, caught us up on her recent trip to DC for the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics workshop.

Read the full Dispatches series!   What meeting did you attend? I attended the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics workshop, “Using Sub-­county Data to Promote Multi­-sector Approaches for Community Health and Well­being: Identifying Gaps and Opportunities,” on September 27th in Washington, D.C. There was a diverse mix of federal agencies, community development, healthcare …

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Dispatches: Doug Jutte on the Role of Community Economic Development Associations in Health Equity

Read the full Dispatches series!   What meeting did you attend? The National Alliance of Community Economic Development Association’s (NACEDA) 9th Annual Summit in Cleveland, Ohio. This year was particularly relevant to the Network because for the first time they featured a one-day symposium on Community Development & the Social Determinants of Health. The main focus of …

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Dispatches: Romi Hall Addresses Cross-Sector Collaboration at the 2016 NACCHO Conference

Read the full Dispatches series! What meeting did you attend? I presented with the Build Healthy Places Network at the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO): Cultivating a Culture of Health Equity 2016 annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona. I presented on the following three sessions: Revitalizing Neighborhoods and Improving Health Equity: Community Development and …

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Dispatches: Doug Jutte on the Role Public Health Institute’s Can Play in Community Development

Read the full Dispatches series!   What meeting did you attend? I attended the National Network of Public Health Institutes Annual Conference in New Orleans. There are over 40 Public Health Institutes (PHIs) in the U.S. with the headquarters in Oakland, CA. The Network is one program of the PHI in Oakland. PHI works as a public …

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Dispatches: Daniel Lau on Forming Partnerships with the Healthcare Sector

What meeting did you attend? I attended the Aligning Community Health with Investment Conference in Charleston, West Virginia. The conference was hosted by the Public Health Institute and the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy. This was the third meeting in a series that started in late 2015 in Chicago and Boston. The meeting brought …

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Dispatches: Jeni Miller on the Low Income Forum on Energy Conference

Read the full Dispatches series!   What meeting did you attend? The Low Income Forum on Energy (LIFE) Conference in Albany, New York. LIFE works to improve access to safe, affordable, and reliable energy for low-income residents of New York. Founded 18 years ago and supported by the New York State Public Service Commission and the New …

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