Tagged: Research

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: 2/12-2/18/15

CityLab (2/17/15) A New Index To Measure Sprawl Gives High Marks To Los Angeles There is perhaps no more vexing issue for urban policy makers than sprawl. And yet, there’s little consensus on how best to accurately measure it. It’s one thing to impugn the phenomenon for contributing to everything from long commutes, congested highways …

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Call for Proposals! County Health Rankings Research Grants

Looking for an opportunity to use your research skills to impact community health across the country? The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) is currently accepting research proposals for County Health Rankings Research Grants. County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaborative program between UWPHI and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides information, tools, and …

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Social Determinants of Health in the News: 2/5-2/11/15

Urban Institute Metro Trends Blog (2/11/15) It Takes A Package Of Policies To Substantially Reduce Poverty The Children’s Defense Fund’s recent policy recommendations could reduce the number of children living in poverty by 60 percent—down from 10.9 million to 4.3 million, according to our analysis. Our study also shows something that we’ve seen in other …

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Social Determinants of Health in the News: 1/15-1/21/15

Urban Institute Metro Trends Blog (1/21/15) Mapping America’s Futures Projecting Our Country’s Demographic Future: The Truth May Be Stranger Than Fiction For months, my colleagues and I worked to build a population projection tool called Mapping America’s Futures. As we reviewed the results from different assumptions, we came across some implausible outcomes. Was there a …

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Symposium: Building Healthy Communities through Innovation

The Salt Lake County Winter Innovation Symposium brings together social investors, community innovators, policy makers and practitioners to communicate novel solutions, stimulate partnerships and spawn action to build a healthier community. The symposium will include a keynote by William Eggers, author of The Solution Revolution, and a presentation by Jeff Edmondson of StriveTogether and Bill Crim of …

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Conference: Building the Next Generation of Healthy Communities

Executive Director Doug Jutte will be speaking at ACHI’s (Association for Community Health Improvement) Annual National Conference – Building the Next Generation of Healthy Communities. The conference provides educational programming and networking opportunities for professionals working in the areas of community health, community benefit and healthy communities. The conference takes a systems view of health …

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Symposium: Bridging Sectors to Enhance Early Childhood & Human Development

Executive Director Doug Jutte will be participating in “Bridging Sectors to Enhance Early Childhood & Human Development” a working meeting hosted by the Transforming Early Childhood Community Systems (TECCS), an initiative of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities. The event will be held at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC. There is a growing …

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BHPN – One of the Top 10 Predictions in Public Health 2015!

The Build Healthy Places Network is featured as one of the 2015 top 10 stand-out predictions in public health for upcoming innovations, scientific advances, new policies, and model programs ripe for replication! “This looks super exciting, BuildHealthyPlaces.org is launching a new initiative to help communities thrive based on principles of social determinants of health. Let’s give …

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Call to Action: Advancing Common Ways to Evaluate Health-related Outcomes of Community Development Activities

As momentum continues to build around cross-sector collaboration at the intersection of health and community development, the Success Measures evaluation program at NeighborWorks America is leading an effort to develop a set of data collection tools to evaluate the health-related outcomes of community development work. Success Measures has secured a place at the forefront of field-building …

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Social Determinants of Health in the News: 12/17-12/24/14

Washington Post (12/24/14) A 2015 Wish List for Every Child We must build on momentum to improve child care quality and accessibility, expand home visiting programs, and take action on the President’s call for universal pre-kindergarten. We must also encourage more states and districts to follow the leads of New York City, San Antonio, and …

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Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities Conference

First Lady and Honorary Chair Kathleen Sandoval, along with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities Initiative, invite you to join the conversation at a one-day conference addressing our community’s most pressing health and community development needs and how – together – we can be part of the solution. Attendees …

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