Tagged: Social determinants of health

Fast Fact: More than half of older adults 75+ live alone, increasing their risk for social isolation and negative health outcomes.

More than half of older adults 75+ live alone, increasing their risk for social isolation and negative health outcomes.

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Connecting RWJF’s Culture of Health Measures and the Network’s Principles for Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities

The Culture of Health Measures elevate important aspects of the Network Principles and share a charge to inspire actions from different sectors that will lead to improvements across communities.

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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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Bridging the Health-Community Development Divide

Community developers and health professionals often work in the same neighborhoods with the same residents, but they rarely work together in an integrated way to improve people’s health and economic outcomes. That is starting to change.

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The Cross-Sector Data We Need is Finally Here

Data-driven decision-making is nothing new to those in health care. Life and death decisions are made every day based on patient data. However, as health care moves beyond the hospital walls and into the community, understanding the dynamic environment in which their patients reside is critical to reducing costs and improved patient outcomes.

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Tools of the Trade: Measuring the Health-Related Returns of Community Development

Within the last five years, partnerships between community development and health organizations have grown from one-off local experiments to a full-blown national movement.

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Moving Hospital and Health System Investments Upstream

Across the country, nonprofit hospitals are under intense scrutiny due to the discrepancy between the substantial revenues they generate compared to the level of support they provide to neighborhoods that surround them.

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Safe neighborhoods, safe relationships: the role of community development

Momentum is growing for preventing intimate partner violence through supportive, equitable community environments

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Building Healthy Communities Through Local Economy Strategies

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) is linking the work of building strong local economies and vibrant communities with the work of improving human health and well-being.

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