Authors: Renee Roy Elias, Douglas Jutte, Alison Moore In this academic article published in Social Science and Medicine – Population Health, the Build Healthy Places Network explores what common metrics and indicators are used across sectors to measure health. The importance of social determinants of health (SDOH) —such as affordable housing, stable employment, consistent transportation, healthy food access, and …
This literature review summarizes what we currently know from research about the effects of stable and affordable housing. The research is condensed into defensible points – backed by solid supporting evidence – to serve as a resource for understanding and communicating the many impacts of affordable housing.
This report by the New York State Health Foundation outlines which hospitals in New York State and nationally are addressing non-medical determinants of community population health, as well as facilitators of and barriers to this work.
A book from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Urban Institute outlines opportunities and challenges for the strategic use of data to build healthier, stronger communities.
Examining racial/ethnic inequity in the children across levels of neighborhood opportunity.
This Health Impact Assessment examines the potential health impacts that could result from investments made by the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund.
Health impact assessments (HIAs) allow policy-makers to consider how proposed policies that may seem unrelated to health would affect health, and could be used to improve it.
We know that the design and operation of our communities significantly influence our health. But the health impacts of real estate development continue to operate largely as economic externalities: unmeasured, unregulated, and largely unconsidered.
The Network writes in Health Affairs on how measurement can help community development and health practitioners achieve shared goals.
This report summarizes the development and piloting of the Success Measures Community Stabilization Evaluation Framework, which organizations and local governments can use to measure how their efforts are changing factors essential to strong, vibrant neighborhoods.