Opportunity Zones have the potential to improve conditions that influence social determinants of health in high need neighborhoods. Opportunity Zones were established in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term investments in low-income communities. Opportunity Zones offer special treatment on capital gains in a way that’s designed to drive long-term investment …
This resource from the Build Healthy Places Network guides community developers toward partnerships with hospitals and healthcare systems.
Produced by National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) this guide helps community members and community-based organizations anticipate changes in their neighborhoods.
Developed by the University of Illinois Chicago’s Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement this toolkit presents strategies for addressing the pressures of gentrification in a community during different phases of gentrification.
In this new paper, the Prevention Institute explores: What can people working on “healthy community” issues—like active transportation, parks, healthy food, planning, public health, healthcare, and more—do in their own work to improve community conditions without contributing to gentrification and displacement?
This literature review will document the vast bodies of scholarship that have sought to
examine the issues of gentrification and displacement.
PolicyLink and the Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy created this primer on how to view the issue of gentrification.
In 2015, Communities Joined in Action (CJA) launched this take-home advice series to accelerate local organizations’ efforts toward achieving better health and well-being for their communities. This marks the sixth issue in this series, which is based on semiannual surveys of leaders from organizations catalyzing population health in order to provide usable information for communities. …
Published in the Journal of Urban Affairs, the Network’s Renee Roy Elias’ study uses the case of housing revitalization in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood to determine the feasibility of analyzing public, private, and nonprofit investment flows related to the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative and HOPE SF.
This “Building Pre-K” report from LIIF examines efforts aimed at financing quality preschool facilities at scale and highlights the potential for increasing the impact of collaborations among philanthropy, community development financiers and the public sector.
This study from The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy supports that inclusionary housing programs are an increasingly prevalent tool for producing affordable housing.
The Nonprofit Readiness for Health Partnership tool from the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) helps community-based organizations that are considering partnering with healthcare organizations identify capacity or investment needs so that they can be well positioned to explore partnership opportunities. This free, downloadable resource was developed as part of NFF’s Healthy Outcomes Initiative, supported by The Kresge Foundation. For more insights from the Healthy …
Over the past four decades, the Healthy Communities movement has transformed traditional definitions and approaches to health.
by Paula Braveman, Elaine Arkin, Tracy Orleans, Dwayne Proctor, Alonzo Plough This is a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 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. Clarity is …