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Community Development 101: An Overview of Community Development as a Partner for Health Equity

The Build Healthy Places Network presents an overview on the community development sector’s role in improving health equity.

The Build Healthy Places Network’s primer provides an overview of the community development sector, a multi-billion-dollar sector that serves as an action arm for addressing social determinants of health through the development and financing of affordable housing, grocery stores, community centers, health clinics, and services in low- and moderate-income communities.

The overview focuses on the sector’s alignment with the health equity goals of public health, shared measurement strategies, and emerging opportunities for cross-sector collaboration for city and county health departments as a result of the Affordable Care Act and new private investment vehicles.

Access the Community Development 101 overview here.