Tagged: Poverty

The Network’s Picks: The Power of Maps, Continued

Every week, we’re sharing 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.   This week, we’re continuing our series on maps that highlight the links between community development and health. What should be in your case-making toolkit for …

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In Lincoln, Nebraska, 150 Maps Reveal That Good Health Depends on Location, Location, Location

In the middle of the 19th century, cholera was ravaging London. Most assumed the disease was airborne, but one physician, John Snow, wasn’t so sure. Joined by an Anglican priest, he knocked on door after door in an affected community, marking the cholera cases on a hand-drawn map. The finished product revealed that the majority …

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Fast Fact: Where You Live Matters for Health

The Build Healthy Places Network was created to catalyze and support collaboration among the community development and health fields. We do this by connecting practitioners to one another and by providing tools that help make the case for collaboration. As part of our live discussion series #NetworkCommons, we asked our colleagues what would help them …

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The Network’s Picks: The Power of Maps

Every week, we’re sharing 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.   If you’re ever lost, you know the power of a map. But can maps also help tell your story? Last month’s #NetworkCommons offered great insights …

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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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In Pennsylvania, Wealthy County’s Poorer Residents Get A Healthy Place to Live

Chester County, Pennsylvania, has been ranked one of the richest counties in the nation, yet 7 percent of its half-million residents live in poverty. Coatesville, a city of 13,000 people, is one such low-income pocket. It is also home to the county’s first Federally Qualified Health Center, opened in 2008 by Brandywine Health Foundation (BHF), …

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Message to New Doctors: Embrace A Community Approach to Health and Well-Being

As graduation season winds down, we thought we would share this inspiring message from Dr. Howard Koh, a prominent professor of public health leadership at Harvard University and most recently assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Koh gave the speech to the graduating class of 2015 at Yale …

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Good Housing Means Good Health

How a hospital and a housing authority brought a neighborhood to life. Housing agencies and medical centers that serve the same communities rarely work in tandem to provide poorer residents with simple, coordinated access to health care. But a five-year effort to do so on the West Side of Stamford, Conn., shows how such partnerships …

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What is Financial Health? And Why Public Health and Community Development Professionals Should Pay Attention

Financial services are an important form of community development. And as the President and CEO of the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), Jennifer Tescher is working to improve the financial health of all Americans with a specific focus on the underserved. The Build Healthy Places Network’s Barbara Ray sat down with Tescher in Chicago …

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Rob Grossinger on How to Get the Housing and Health Care Sectors to Collaborate

Rob Grossinger is a vice president at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., where he works on community stabilization and the intersection of health care and housing. He spoke with Build Healthy Places Network’s Barbara Ray in Chicago. Barbara Ray: Why is an affordable housing developer interested in public health? Rob Grossinger: Let’s start with the overarching …

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Webinar: Data Tools for Change – The Child Opportunity Index

Wednesday, March 18, 2015; 10:00 am PST / 1:00 PM EST Register here —– Leaders at every level recognize that a child‘s zip code should not determine their well-being, but how can policymakers and practitioners ensure all children grow up in healthy neighborhoods? The Child Opportunity Index, a new tool from diversitydatakids.org and the Kirwan Institute …

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5 Ways Pediatricians Can Partner with Community Development to Help Their Patients

Pediatrics has been amazingly successful in addressing life-threatening diseases that, in the past, have taken the lives of too many children. But on many other fronts—chronic conditions such as asthma and obesity or mental health and developmental issues—the field has made considerably less progress. Too many children in the United States are not faring well. …

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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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Webcast: What Shapes Health?

12:30-1:30pm EST Moderator Joe Neel Deputy Senior Supervising Editor and a Correspondent on the Science Desk, NPR Expert Participants Robert Blendon Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School Lisa Berkman Professor of Public Policy and of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health …

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Social Determinants of Health in the News: 2/19-2/25/15

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies Blog (2/25/15) Not All Hard-Hit Neighborhoods Recover Equally Foreclosures disproportionately hit minority neighborhoods across the U.S. during the housing crisis. In Boston, over 80 percent of foreclosures took place in just five of its 15 planning districts—Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roxbury; nearly 75 percent of the …

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