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BHPN Network Commons: Healthy Neighborhood Investments Policy Scan & Strategy Map

Written by Build Healthy Places Staff on March 26, 2021

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Watch the recording of the Build Healthy Places Network’s March 25, 2021 Network Commons, where Renae Badruzzaman from BHPN and Jen Lewis-Walden from Shift Health Accelerator introduced the Healthy Neighborhood Investments: A Policy Scan & Strategy Map

On the March 25th Network Commons, Bobby Milstein from ReThink Health provided an overview to the Thriving Together Springboard that was used as a fundamental framework for the Policy Scan. The Policy Scan & Strategy Map operationalized the Springboard, by adding federal, state, and local policies that have potential impact for health and racial equity within the vital conditions. This process was informed by a 38-member Policy Council.

Featured speakers included:

  • Julia Caplan, MPP, MPH, Program Director, Health in All Policies
  • Laura Choi, MPP, Vice President of Community Development, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank
  • Bich Ha Pham, JD, Director, Communications and Policy, Healthcare Anchor Network, Democracy Collaborative

Audiences learned about belonging and civic muscle as a priority vital condition to advancing health and racial equity. Through a moderated discussion, the featured speakers shared the impact that policy has on health and explored the roles that multi-sector coalitions, healthcare systems, community development organizations, community leaders, and policy makers can take to promote policy change that advances health and racial equity and cross-sector healthy neighborhood investments.

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Learn More 

Check out these resources to learn more about the organizations and topics profiled in this event:

Continue the conversation 

If you’re interested in learning more and finding partners to work on policy change, join us at our upcoming convening: Healthy Neighborhood Investments: Policy Convening for Advancing Health and Racial Equity 

May 19th: Plenary Session

May 20th: Concurrent Tracks 

  1. Track 1 Multisector Collaboratives and Local Policy
  1. Track 2 California Policy Priorities  

Please take a moment to give us feedback and let us know how you are using the scan. Email us at: 

Finally, we received so many great questions during the event. Thank you! You can continue the conversation via Twitter @BHPNetwork or join us on LinkedIn. #NetworkCommons. 

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