‘At least I have my health” is a phrase we use to signify that, of all the items we possess, good health is the most important to our personal well-being. But we often don’t consider the important role good health plays in our economic well-being too.
A new podcast from the Community Development departments of the Federal Reserve System looks at the benefits of access to healthy neighborhoods.
New outcomes-based tools allow governments to identify high priority outcomes, and to flexibly encourage activities toward achieving those outcomes with multiple interventions and strategies.
Network Commons is a live online discussion series on cross-sector strategies to improve neighborhood health and well-being.
Definitions can matter. While differences between some definitions may represent stylistic preferences, others can reflect deep divides in values and beliefs that can be used to justify and promote very different policies and practices.
From our own lives, we’re all familiar with how health can impact our financial well-being, such as an unexpected medical expense that wreaks havoc on our finances. This relationship works in the reverse as well: like community development, your financial well-being contributes to how healthy you are.
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.