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Build Healthy Places Network Playbooks

By joining forces to address the full range of dimensions of health, the community development and health sectors can magnify their scale of prevention and advance good health, well-being, and opportunity for all. Get started by exploring our playbooks that provide practical advice on navigating partnerships between community development and healthcare.

Rural Playbook

Across the country, rural hospitals are beginning to address key social determinants of health, improving the health and well-being of their communities. Our Crosswalk essay, co-published with Shelterforce Magazine, shares examples from Kansas, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Virginia, where rural hospitals are pioneering creative partnerships with community development that pave the way for further investments in their communities.

Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers

This resource guides community developers toward partnerships with hospitals and healthcare systems. Gain practical advice on navigating the vast healthcare ecosystem with your organizational assets in mind. Create your roadmap for partnership today!

Community Economic Development & Healthcare Playbook

This action-oriented playbook, developed in collaboration with The National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA), offers a roadmap for community economic developers and social enterprises to partner with health institutions to create career pathways for residents in low-income neighborhoods & BIPOC communities