Tagged: Health Equity

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule: The Proposed Change, Why it Matters for Health Equity, and What We Can Do

Watch the recording of the Build Healthy Places Network and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s live discussion, on February 19, 2020. Alongside experts in the field, we discussed the proposed changes to the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule.

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Changes to AFFH Will Undermine Social Determinants of Health

As HUD moves to repeal AFFH, it’s time for action

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Healthier Communities: Connecting measures of upstream factors to address structural equity

There are three separate, but related challenges to our ability to translate measures portfolios like Culture of Health into sustainable action to advance health equity that must be addressed.

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Want to prevent violence? Go green

Exposure to green surroundings is the effective violence prevention strategy you may not have heard of.

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Network Commons — Larger Than Cities and Towns: Partnering for Health at a Regional Level

At our Network Commons live discussion on November 20, 2019, we talk through how the solutions to improve the health of communities often transcend the borders of cities or towns.

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Join us for the June 4th Network Commons: “Advancing Health Equity Through Mixed-Income Communities” at 10am PT/ 1pm ET

Mixed-income communities have untapped potential to positively impact health outcomes for residents and by promoting inclusive social dynamics.

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From the Build Healthy Places Network: “Partnerships for Health Equity and Opportunity: A Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers”

This playbook guides community developers toward partnerships with hospitals and healthcare systems. Gain practical advice on navigating the vast healthcare ecosystem with your organizational assets in mind. Create your roadmap for partnership!

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Unstable, Unsafe Housing Damages Children’s Brains

Research is documenting the harmful effects on children when families must keep moving to find a safe, affordable home.

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Investing in Community through Rhode Island’s Health Equity Zones

At a recent community event, someone made a reflection that stuck with me. “The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety,” said Jonathan Goyer, an expert advisor to Governor Gina Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force and a person in long-time recovery. “It’s connectedness.”

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Measuring Complexity: Evaluation of Community Change Initiatives

How do you know if you are building a healthier place?

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What is Health Equity? Defining a Cornerstone Term

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.

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In Rhode Island, a Model for Upending Health Inequity

In 2016, the Rhode Island Department of Health established ten “health equity zones” across the state. The Local Initiatives Support Corp., a national CDFI, shares stories of success from their experience managing two of these zones.

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Rethinking Health Equity and the Right to Health

Mia Kirk, Program Manager, caught us up on her recent trips for the annual American Public Health Association and Opportunity Finance Network conferences.

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