Topic: Early Childhood

Measuring Complexity: Evaluation of Community Change Initiatives

How do you know if you are building a healthier place?

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Neighborhood Change for a City’s Youngest

Our latest story in Crosswalk Magazine examines how communities are using new data to make neighborhood-level change for kids who need it most.

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A Different Type of Innovation in Boston: Housing Stability for Children’s Health

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.

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Bringing Up the Next Generation: Keys to Lifelong Health Lie at Home

Rachel Thornton from Home Matters discusses why she thinks helping families find gainful employment and providing children with a safe living environment, violence-free public space, access to healthy food and good education is our moral imperative.

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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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Health and Community Development Leaders Agree: Early Childhood Investments Matter for Neighborhood Health and Well-being

There is ample evidence that ZIP code is important for children’s health, but how can community development best support the needs of children and their families? Three prominent leaders shared their insights and practical tips during our March 15 Network Commons event.   The Network’s Executive Director, Doug Jutte, moderated a rich discussion with three …

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Mobilizing Community Development on Behalf of Children

How does the community development field help children develop into healthy adults? That’s what Katie Wehr, program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is most curious about.

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The Network’s Picks: Mapping Child Opportunity

This blog series features our favorite maps, infographics, and videos that highlight the relationship between neighborhoods and health. Tell us what you think and share your own favorites @BHPNetwork.   We know that ZIP code matters for health – this is especially the case for children. The Child Opportunity Index tracks neighborhood factors that influence …

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Time to Act: Investing in the Health of Our Children and Communities

Read recommendations by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Commission to Build a Healthier America on how we should invest in the health of our nation.

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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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