Topic: Expert Insights

Sharing Data Across Sectors to Build Healthy Environments

Through the integration of health data and evidence from sectors like housing and education, local residents and leaders have the ability to better detect problems, test interventions, and ultimately transform environments to improve health.

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Staying Healthy: The Role of Aging in Community

Significant financial barriers remain to older adults who want to age in place and stay connected to their communities.

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Cleveland’s Greater University Circle Initiative: An Anchor-Based Strategy for Change

In Cleveland, the Greater University Circle Initiative is a unique, multistakeholder initiative with a ten-year track record of generating job opportunities, avenues to affordable housing, improving neighborhoods, and cooperating on healthcare savings.

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Disruptive Strategies to Build a More Perfect Union

President and CEO of our partner LIIF, Nancy O. Andrews, was recently named as one of Living Cities’ Top 25 Disruptive Leaders and now shares her thoughts on disruptive innovation in community development and the importance of collaboration.

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Health-mapping every ZIP code in Arizona

The Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities utilized data from the Arizona Healthy Communities Opportunity Index to create maps on what’s happening with health across the state by ZIP code.

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New Research Can Help Health and Housing Experts Arrive at a Common Messaging Frame

In February, Enterprise Community Partners released new research conducted in conjunction with the Center for Outcomes Research and Education, which provided quantitative evidence of the long-term positive impact that affordable housing has on health outcomes for the most vulnerable and difficult to serve.

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Age-Friendly Health Centers: A Proving Ground for Change

Wouldn’t we all like to age in our homes and communities, surrounded by what is familiar, supported by a health care team that really understands who we are and how to serve us as individuals with unique needs?

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For Healthier People, We Need Healthier Neighborhoods

Amy Gillman of LISC talks about the impact community development can have on health equity.

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Building Community Around Food Access

Joining Forces Grantee and Network Commons speaker, Jay Minkarah of DevelopSpringfield, discusses how partnering with CDFIs can help achieve health equity goals.

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Three Ways that Connecting with CDFIs is Furthering Health Equity Goals in Harris County

Joining Forces Grantee and Network Commons speaker, Jennifer Hadayia of Harris County Public Health, discusses how partnering with CDFIs can help achieve health equity goals.

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Addressing Healthcare’s Blindside in Albuquerque’s Southside by Joining Forces

Joining Forces grantee and Network Commons speaker, Michelle Melendez of First Choice Community Healthcare, explains how partnering with CDFIs can help a FQHC achieve it’s health equity goals.

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City – School Partnerships A Natural Home for Health Equity: Y-PLAN Richmond and the Shift Towards Health in All Classrooms

Deobrah McKoy and Megan Calpin examine the root causes of health inequity and engage young people in asking “why?”.

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Health Equity and the Role for Community Development

Equity is a hot topic these days as our nation struggles with what is fair and just, and for whom.

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Bridging Community Development, Health, and Metrics

Despite growing interest in aligning efforts, questions remain about how to effectively foster cross-sector collaboration between the community development sector and philanthropy. Questions also remain about how to measure the health impact of community investments.

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Using Housing Tax Credits to Invest in Well-being

For low-income households, finding affordable homes in healthy communities is challenging.

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