Topic: #NetworkCommons

CDFIs and Impact Investors Prove that Health Investments Bring Social and Financial Returns

How are neighborhood revitalization efforts like these financed? How are and impact investors working across-sectors to improve neighborhood health and well-being? Four community investment experts shared their insights and practical tips during our February 25 Network Commons event. The Network’s Managing Director, Colby Dailey moderated a lively discussion with four leaders spanning the community development …

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Join us for the March 15 Network Commons: “Early Childhood and the Role for Community Development” at 10:00 am PT/ 1:00 pm ET

            For years, the sector has helped develop and finance facilities for children – from preschools to day care centers. But more work can be done to integrate children’s health considerations into neighborhood revitalization. At our March 15 discussion, three field leaders will discuss the connections between early childhood development …

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February 25th Network Commons Panelist Bios

            Emily Chen Emily Chen is responsible for the development of LISC’s health center initiative and is supporting implementation of the Healthy Futures Fund. She worked previously at the Primary Care Development Corporation as director of its Capital Investment unit and at the National Equity Fund (NEF), where she structured and …

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Join us for the February 25 Network Commons: “Social Impact Investing for Better Health” at 10:15 am PT/1:15 pm ET

            At last month’s Network Commons event, four community developers shared their experiences working across sectors on a variety of neighborhood revitalization initiatives. But how are these projects financed? How have Community Development Financial Institutions and impact investors worked alongside local partners to invest in neighborhood health and well-being? Learn from …

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Cross-Sector Collaboration in Action: Four Community Developers Share Their Stories

How are communities collaborating across sectors to improve neighborhood health and well-being? How can you do similar work in your community? Four community developers shared their insights and practical tips during first Network Commons event of the year on January 28. The Network’s Senior Research Associate, Jeni Miller moderated a lively discussion with four representatives …

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#NetworkCommons Panelist Bios

                      Romi Hall, MPH Romi Hall, MPH joined the East Bat Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) in 2014 as its Healthy Neighborhoods Manager. In this role, Romi is the lead project manager for the implementation of the San Pablo Area Revitalization Collaboration, a partnership of …

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Join us for the January 28 #NetworkCommons: Community Close-Ups at 10:15 am PT/1:15 pm ET

            We know that cross-sector collaboration is critical to improving neighborhood health and well-being. But what does it look like? How can you do it? Learn from four local leaders who have cracked the code at our January 28 #NetworkCommons discussion. Launched early last year, #NetworkCommons is a live online …

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For These Doctors, Health is More Than Just Providing Medical Care

Where you live can have great impact on your and well-being. On Oct. 20, four doctors immersed in public health issues discussed how the medical community can work beyond the walls of the community clinic to attack the root causes of poor health. Often, this work comes through partnerships with the community development sector. The …

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Join Us For The October 20 #NetworkCommons: Medical Care “Aha” Moments at 10:30-11:30am PT / 1:30-2:30pm ET

On October 20, the Build Healthy Places Network will host its third event in the #NetworkCommons series, focused on opportunities that arise when the medical community works more closely with colleagues in public health and community development. A bimonthly live discussion series, the #NetworkCommons aims to connect community development and health leaders working in low-income …

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At #NetworkCommons, Public Health Leaders Discuss Neighborhood-Health Connection

How do neighborhoods impact health? Three public health experts considered that question during a lively online discussion Aug. 20. The conversation was part of the Network Commons, a virtual meeting place that connects practitioners committed to improving low-income communities and the lives of people living in them. In June, we heard from community development leaders. This …

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