Topic: #NetworkCommons

Three Joining Forces Grantees Share How CDFIs Help Them Meet their Health Equity Goals

Across the country, new opportunities like the BUILD Health Challenge are pushing community organizations to form cross-sector partnerships in order to improve and promote . One valuable collaborative partner is the  sector, which brings public and private investment into place-based initiatives. How are communities leveraging  (CDFIs) and other community development organizations to address their population health goals? Our …

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Community Development Financial Institutions as Health Equity Partners

            Across the country, new opportunities like the BUILD Health Challenge are pushing community organizations to form cross-sector partnerships in order to improve population health and promote health equity. One valuable collaborative partner is the $200 billion sector, which brings public and private investment into place-based initiatives. How are communities …

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Building Community Around Food Access

Missed the Network Commons on October 5th? Watch the video to hear more about the work of DevelopSpringfield and two other Joining Forces Grantees who are partnering with CDFIs! Developing a full-line grocery store in the Mason Square section of Springfield, Massachusetts has been a cornerstone project for DevelopSpringfield and a central focus of our BUILD …

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

Missed the Network Commons on October 5th? Watch the video to hear more about the work of Harris County Public Health and two other Joining Forces Grantees who are partnering with CDFIs! Health Moves Upstream Obesity is one of our greatest health challenges and is strongly linked to the social and economic conditions of communities …

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

Missed the Network Commons on October 5th? Watch the video to hear more about the work of First Choice Community Healthcare and two other Joining Forces Grantees who are partnering with CDFIs! The BUILD Health Challenge initiative stands apart from typical health grants for many reasons. It focuses on the non-medical factors that influence . It …

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Three Health Systems Leaders Share How Hospitals Can Improve Health Beyond the Doctor’s Office

“We’ve got to be in the ZIP code improvement business.” -Tyler Norris, Kaiser Permanente Now more than ever, hospitals and healthcare systems are looking beyond the doctor’s office to address other factors that influence their patients’ health and well-being. How are they doing this? And why now? Our guest panelists shared their insights during our June …

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June 27th Network Commons Panelist Bios

          Quentin Moore Quentin J. Moore, MPH has practiced in the non-profit, community health and health care sector for over 16 years. He has a Masters of Public Health in Nutrition from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a Bachelors of Arts from Fisk University in Nashville, TN. …

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Join us for the June 27 Network Commons: “How Can Hospitals Improve Neighborhoods?” at 9:30 am PT/ 12:30 pm ET

            Historically, hospitals have played a key role in providing medical care and employment opportunities in their communities. Now more than ever, hospitals and healthcare systems are looking beyond the doctor’s office to address other factors that influence their patients’ health and well-being. How are they doing this? And why …

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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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March 15th Network Commons Panelist Bios

            Jim Marks James S. Marks, MD, MPH, who joined the Foundation in 2004, currently oversees all program, communications, research, and policy activities in support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s efforts to build a Culture of Health. Prior to joining RWJF, Marks served  as Assistant Surgeon General and director of the National Center …

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