Topic: Dispatches

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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Dispatches: Renee Roy Elias on the Importance of Local Community Development Efforts

Read the full Dispatches series!   What meeting did you attend? I was invited to speak at the 2nd Annual Healthy Neighborhoods Regional Convening hosted by the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC). The Network was co-host of the convening along with the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank (other sponsors of the meeting included Alta …

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Dispatches: Renee Roy Elias on Engaging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Read the full Dispatches series!   What meeting did you attend? The Network was invited to a day-long visit with core staff members at the in Atlanta, Georgia. The day began with a ” 101″ presentation. With Network directors Colby Dailey and Doug Jutte, I presented to nearly 40 CDC staff members spanning multiple divisions. The …

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Dispatches: Colby Dailey on the Dynamic Leadership of Purpose Built Communities

What meeting did you attend? I was invited to present at the Purpose Built Communities Leadership Conference in Columbus, Ohio. This conference pulls together all the community quarterbacks from each of the Purpose Built Community sites to share stories and ideas, as well as talk about what it means to be a national network of …

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Dispatches: Daniel Lau on Working Together to Build a Culture of Health

What meeting did you attend? I attended the inaugural Sharing Knowledge to Build a Culture of Health conference hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Academy Health. This meeting was meant to bring together a diverse group of professionals to build a multidisciplinary evidence base for a Culture of Health. There were about 350 people in …

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Dispatches: Network Director Doug Jutte reports on the ACHI annual meeting

What meeting did you attend? The Association for Community Health Improvement‘s annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. I helped organize the first ever track, co-led a community development overview session with Amy Gillman from Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and co-organized a community development and health metrics session with Jessica Mulcahy from Success Measures at NeighborWorks and Nancy …

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Economic Opportunity + a National Culture of Health: Did You Miss a Game-changer?

Really?  Yes. John C. Williams, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, talked about health. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), talked about finance (and walked us through a New Markets Tax Credit deal in Philly!). In a unique role reversal, a leading macro economist and banker, …

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Dispatches: Daniel Lau on Why Leadership Matters in a Culture of Health

What meeting did you attend? The first partner agency meeting for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Leaders Program (CoHL) in Washington, D.C. The CoHL Program is funded by RWJF and led by two D.C. based health-equity focused nonprofits; the National Collaborative for Health Equity and CommonHealth ACTION. The Network is one of seven …

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Dispatches: Colby Dailey Reports from the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Retreat

What meeting did you attend? The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps (CHR&R) national partner retreat in San Diego. Over 30 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) grantees and close partners attended the retreat. CHR&R is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Their vision is that of an America where we all strive together to …

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