Tagged: Health Impact Assessment

Measuring Resident Health Outcomes in Affordable Housing

A tool for practitioners to demonstrate the health benefits of affordable housing

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Using Housing Tax Credits to Invest in Well-being

For low-income households, finding affordable homes in healthy communities is challenging.

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At the Nexus of Health and Place in the Country’s Most Diverse Neighborhood

Fifteen years ago, community practitioners say, the Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska, was a place one might prefer to leave. But residents and community development leaders knew it was a place with potential.

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At #NetworkCommons, Public Health Leaders Discuss Neighborhood-Health Connection

How do neighborhoods impact health? Three public health experts considered that question during a lively online discussion Aug. 20. The conversation was part of the Network Commons, a virtual meeting place that connects practitioners committed to improving low-income communities and the lives of people living in them. In June, we heard from community development leaders. This …

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The Pulse: Health on the Docket, Burwell v. King

Welcome to The Pulse, the monthly newsletter of the Build Healthy Places Network. Each month we compile a short and sweet round-up of what smart people are talking about, researching, and doing to make neighborhoods and lives healthier. Click here to receive The Pulse in your inbox.   On SCOTUS: The Supreme Court gave headline writers a workout in June: ACA, housing, marriage …

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The Case for Collaboration, Told in Three Videos

Why the community development and public health fields can’t afford to stay siloed if they want to better the lives of low-income Americans. Our colleague David Erickson, director of the Center for Community Development Investment at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, is a key partner in our work to encourage collaboration between the …

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The Build Healthy Places Network: An Update and a Welcome

I took my first job as a pediatrician in a community clinic in East Palo Alto, California. Although very close to affluent Silicon Valley, East Palo Alto is one of the poorest communities in the Bay Area, home primarily to new or first-generation immigrants from Mexico. To my surprise, and despite 25 years of education …

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Health & Housing in Ohio: Using a Health-Driven Approach to Provide Safe, Decent and Affordable Housing

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) has long recognized that housing is a powerful social determinant of health. Considerations of health and housing begin at the annual planning level, when research-based housing priorities are set, public-private partnerships are considered, and input from stakeholders forms the plan’s final draft. Through the Agency’s strategic planning process, we …

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Health Impact Assessments Can Connect Community Development and Public Health

Some people might find it unusual for a gathering of community development finance institutions (CDFIs) to feature a panel with a doctor, a public health funder, and a representative from the Federal Reserve. But, along with the head of a CDFI, these panelists at the Opportunity Finance Network’s annual meeting in Denver last month provided …

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