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Investing in Community Health: A Toolkit for Hospitals

Posted on 02/01/21

Resources | Investment

The Center for Community Investment, in collaboration with the Catholic Health Association, has published Investing in Community Health: A Toolkit for Hospitals.

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Opportunity Zones: Resource Hub

Posted on 04/11/19

Resources | Investment

Opportunity Zones have the potential to improve conditions that influence social determinants of health in high need neighborhoods.

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Analyzing investment flows in comprehensive community revitalization: The case of Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco

Posted on 12/19/17

Resources | Investment

Published in the Journal of Urban Affairs, the Network's Renee Roy Elias' study uses the case of housing revitalization in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood to determine the feasibility of analyzing public, private, and nonprofit investment flows related to the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative and HOPE SF.

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Building Pre-K: Philanthropy & CDFI Collaborations in Financing Early Education Facilities

Posted on 12/11/17

Resources | Investment

This "Building Pre-K” report from LIIF examines efforts aimed at financing quality preschool facilities at scale and highlights the potential for increasing the impact of collaborations among philanthropy, community development financiers and the public sector.

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Aligning Home and Health Care Through Strategic Investment

Posted on 01/04/17

Resources | Investment

When you invest in the Enterprise Community Impact Note, you are supporting the creation of vibrant and equitable communities where families have access to healthy, affordable homes connected to good schools, jobs, transit and health care services. This report features the stories of people who are prospering thanks to your support. They are residents and patients at CAMBA Gardens in New York City and Stout Street Health Center and Lofts in Denver.  This is your Social Return on Investment.

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Scaling U.S. Community Investing: The Investor-Product Interface

Posted on 11/20/15

Resources | Investment

“Community investing” is investment that seeks to deliver social benefits to low-income or marginalized communities while also generating a financial return. This report provides an overview of the U.S. Community Investing (USCI) field: the types of intermediary organizations raising investments and deploying them in underserved communities, the range of investment products that are available, and the types of investors active in the space. In so doing, this study surfaces several key barriers and opportunities for scaling private investment in the USCI space.

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Connecting the Dots: A Healthy Community Leader’s Guide to Understanding the Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefit Requirements

Posted on 07/18/15

Resources | Investment

Imagine a healthy community as a connect-the-dots landscape painting. Each “dot” has its place and purpose: affordable housing, a vibrant economy, safe streets and public transportation, a high quality public education system, easy access to fresh food and safe recreation, and a healthcare system that provides both preventative and responsive services. When connected as designed by “artists” – community developers, business owners, school administrators, urban planners, traffic engineers and health professionals – the dots become a vibrant work of art that is a healthy community. Today, we stand before a huge canvas with the challenge to collaborate on a shared vision for something creative and grand, as well as practical and effective – a healthy community.

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How Much Do Healthy Communities Cost?

Posted on 12/10/14

Resources | Investment

In a commentary for the Institute of Medicine, LIIF's Nancy Andrews explores how a $100 billion investment in affordable housing and early education can create healthier communities.

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Achieving Individual Health through Community Investment

Posted on 12/09/14

Resources | Investment

Testimony by David Fleming, former Director and Health Officer of public health in Seattle & King County, Washington, for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America.

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The Healthy Food Financing Handbook

Posted on 11/13/14

Resources | Investment

This report by The Food Trust and The Reinvestment Fund is intended to be a resource for advocates at public health and community and economic development organizations working to increase the availability of nutritious foods and revitalize their neighborhoods.

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Using Pay-For-Success To Increase Investment In The Nonmedical Determinants Of Health

Posted on 11/12/14

Resources | Investment

Pay for success can save health care costs, improve patient outcomes and create a market that values health, not just health care.

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Investing in Healthy Community Change: A Resource for Funders

Posted on 11/11/14

Resources | Investment

What are some valuable lessons learned about investing in healthy community change? Active Living By Design (ALBD) developed this resource for funders as a way of exploring that question.

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CalPERS California Initiative

Posted on 10/09/14

Resources | Investment

In 2001, CalPERS established the California Initiative to invest private equity in traditionally underserved markets, with the objective of generating attractive financial returns.

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CDFI Coverage Map

Posted on 10/08/14

Resources | Investment

The CDFI Coverage Map is a tool that measures community development finance institution coverage across the United States.

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Environmental Scan: Role of Corporate America in Community Health and Wellness

Posted on 09/30/14

Resources | Investment

Recognition by the business community of the need to invest in creating healthy communities is growing. This paper identifies major corporate players in this arena and describes the business case for corporate investments in community health improvement.

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CDFIs as Catalysts for Improving Social Outcomes

Posted on 09/30/14

Resources | Investment

What are the primary challenges CDFIs face in measuring their non-financial impacts, and how can logic models help to communicate these returns?

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The New Civic Infrastructure: The “How To” of Collective Impact and Getting a Better Social Return on Investment

Posted on 09/30/14

Resources | Investment

Cross-sector strategies require a common framework and shared standards for achieving maximum impact.

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Can Pay for Success Reduce Asthma Emergencies and Reset a Broken Health Care System?

Posted on 09/26/14

Resources | Investment

A path forward for one chronic condition - childhood asthma - and the potential for spreading this approach to the broader health system.

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What Impact Investing Could Do For Health Care

Posted on 09/26/14

Resources | Investment

We spend $2.6 trillion a year on treating illness. Could investing in people rather than treatment help us redirect some of that money toward preventing the underlying problems?

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Social Impact Investing and Job Creation

Posted on 09/25/14

Resources | Investment

Examining the California Organized Insurance Network (COIN) CDFI Tax Credit Program, its job expansion implications and key drivers necessary for replication.

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Community Development Finance

Posted on 09/25/14

Resources | Investment

Can community development finance help "bend the cost curve" for health care?

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Healthy Futures Fund

Posted on 09/25/14

Resources | Investment

The Healthy Futures Fund is designed to expand access to health care and affordable housing for low-income residents and fund critical social services that help link the two in impoverished neighborhoods.

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Keeping the Community and Its Economy Healthy

Posted on 09/25/14

Resources | Investment

Investment in health centers - including that from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) - is paying off.

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CDFIs emerge as key partners in improving community health

Posted on 09/23/14

Resources | Investment

When a CDFI created a fund to attract socially inclined companies to invest in housing, local health organization UnitedHealth Group responded with a $50 million investment.

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