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Shifting Power to Communities Through the Use of Community-Driven Data

Written by Build Healthy Places Staff on September 25, 2023

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Watch the recording of Build Healthy Places Network’s Network Commons, Shifting Power to Communities Through the Use of Community-Driven Data.

The live conversation, which aired on November 1, 2023, explored how community development corporations (CDCs) can utilize data and research techniques to produce community-driven and community-defined evidence. Colleen Flynn, Co-Executive Director at BHPN spoke with BIPOC-led CDCs who are creating and using community-driven data collection and evaluation strategies to help solve for the root causes of racial inequality in their communities. We also heard from Verge Impact Partners – a public health equity consulting firm – who shared strategies to help CDCs develop data collection and evaluation goals so that it aligns with the values and visions of the communities they serve.  

Featured Speakers included: 

Vedette Gavin, Verge Impact Partners

Brody Wamble, Community Affairs Officer, PowerCenter Community Development Corporation

Brandin Walker, Lower Ninth Ward Main Street Coordinator, Sankofa Community Development Corporation

Watch the Recording:

Resources mentioned during the webinar:

BHPN Publications:

The Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund II, New England, USA

For Us, By Us: Self-Determination and Community Power at the Forefront of Tribal Land Development

The REPAIR Framework for Community-Institution Solidarity in Racial Healing 

This session will highlight our Community Innovations for Racial Equity (CIRE) initiative that is funded and supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The Kresge Foundation.