Tagged: Measurement

Speaking the Same Language: The Network’s Common Indicators Project

The Network’s Common Indicators Project provides a much-needed baseline of domains and indicators used within and across various sector measurement strategies, an excellent starting place for dialogue around collaboration and development of a complementary framework.

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Sharing Data Across Sectors to Build Healthy Environments

Through the integration of health data and evidence from sectors like housing and education, local residents and leaders have the ability to better detect problems, test interventions, and ultimately transform environments to improve health.

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Five Key Takeaways from the New GRESB Health & Well-being Module

We know that the built environment has a profound impact on health and well-being.  Fortunately, the number of available tools to intentionally promote health through building and community design continue to increase.

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Dispatches: Alison Moore, the Network’s Research Associate, caught us up on her recent trip to DC for the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics workshop.

Alison Moore, the Network’s Research Associate, caught us up on her recent trip to DC for National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics workshop.

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Health-mapping every ZIP code in Arizona

The Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities utilized data from the Arizona Healthy Communities Opportunity Index to create maps on what’s happening with health across the state by ZIP code.

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New Research Can Help Health and Housing Experts Arrive at a Common Messaging Frame

In February, Enterprise Community Partners released new research conducted in conjunction with the Center for Outcomes Research and Education, which provided quantitative evidence of the long-term positive impact that affordable housing has on health outcomes for the most vulnerable and difficult to serve.

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By How Much do Costs Need to be Reduced to Leverage True Health Transformation?

This article first appeared on the Pew Charitable Trusts blog August 8, 2016.   Proposals abound for improving regional health: some call for initiatives to enhance clinical care and reduce costs, some focus on payment reform, others combine clinical and population-level interventions, and many more. In this increasingly complicated environment, it is challenging to determine …

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Mapping Equity Nationwide

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The National Equity Atlas, developed by PolicyLink and the University of Southern California’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE), is a comprehensive online resource for data on demographic change, racial and economic inclusion, and the potential economic benefits of racial equity.

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Dispatches: Renee Roy Elias on Engaging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In this occasional series, we report on what we are discovering to help you stay on top of the cutting-edge policies, tools, and projects in the fields.

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Don’t Tell Us It’s Working. Show Us It’s Working.

Evidence is having bit of a renaissance. From Pay for Success financing to evidence-based policymaking, a movement is growing to answer that most basic question: Are we making a difference? We spoke with Eileen Fitzgerald and Bill Kelly about Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future’s outcome measures that track the impact of their service enriched housing programs on clients’ well-being.

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The Network’s Picks: Mapping Social Determinants of Health

We know that ZIP code matters for health in part because of social determinants of health such as access to affordable housing and healthy food. PolicyMap is an interactive data and mapping tool that can be used to analyze these and other social determinants at state, county, city, ZIP code, and census tract levels. PolicyMap …

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6 Ways MeasureUp Matters for Your Work

MeasureUp has curated—in one place—the best examples of measurement and action in addressing the social determinants of health, from early planning stages to later evaluation and community engagement. It’s a one-stop shop for resources to help you measure and communicate the impact of your programs.

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Dispatches: Senior Associate Daniel Lau on Why Metrics Matter for Community Health Action

Our team is regularly on the road, hearing and learning about how community development and public health are joining forces. In this occasional series, we report on what we are discovering to help you stay on top of the cutting-edge policies, tools, and projects in the field(s). We caught up with our senior associate Daniel …

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The Network’s Picks: Mapping Child Opportunity

This blog series features our favorite maps, infographics, and videos that highlight the relationship between neighborhoods and health. Tell us what you think and share your own favorites @BHPNetwork.   We know that ZIP code matters for health – this is especially the case for children. The Child Opportunity Index tracks neighborhood factors that influence …

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To Get the Right Answers, We Need to Question Our Questions

New data-collection tools that elicit consistent responses on health issues will be ready this fall. “On how many of the past seven days did you eat breakfast?” If I were to ask you that question, how would you answer? More importantly, how would you interpret the question? Over the past few months, Success Measures, a …

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