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The Principles of Trustworthiness

Posted on 07/23/21

Resources | What Makes a Healthy Community

The 10 Principles of Trustworthiness, created by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), integrates local perspectives with established precepts of community engagement to guide health care, public health, and other sectors such as community development as they work to demonstrate they are worthy of trust.

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Healthy and Equitable Community Investment

Posted on 07/23/21

Resources | Investment

The Healthy and Equitable Community Investment report, authored by the Healthy and Equitable Community Investment work group, led by the Conservation Law Foundation, includes recommendations for how the growing ecosystem of tools, approaches, and data sources should support community investment’s impact on health and equity in communities. Through the work group’s collaboration and convening of leaders in the field of measuring community investment, the working group found:

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Building to Heal: A Framework for Holistic Community Development

Posted on 03/30/21

Resources | What Makes a Healthy Community

This report by Enterprise Community Partners, Building to Heal: A Framework for Holistic Community Development, guides practitioners through principles, strategies, and tools for achieving a healing-centered approach to community development.

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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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Thriving Together: A Springboard for Equitable Recovery & Resilience in Communities Across America

Posted on 01/29/21

Resources | What Makes a Healthy Community

Thriving Together: A Springboard for Equitable Recovery & Resilience in Communities Across America (the Springboard) is a joint project of the CDC Foundation and Well Being Trust, coordinated with Community Initiatives and ReThink Health. A guide developed by more than 100 people, organizations, and communities, the Springboard is a practical resource to help communities secure the vital conditions that all people and places need to thrive: a thriving natural world, basic needs for health and safety, humane housing, meaningful work and wealth, lifelong learning, reliable transportation, and belonging and civic muscle.

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Actions Toward Equity

Posted on 09/20/19

Resources | What Makes a Healthy Community

This report shares lessons learned from the 2013-2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize winning communities.

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On the Path to Health Equity: Building Capacity to Measure Health Outcomes in Community Development

Posted on 07/09/19

Resources | What Makes a Healthy Community

This new report by Enterprise Community Partners and NeighborWorks America shows how an innovative pilot program – the Health Outcomes Demonstration Project – equipped 20 affordable housing and community development organizations to evaluate health outcomes across a range of programs.

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PACDC: A Healthcare Partnership Playbook for Community Development

Posted on 05/13/19

Resources | Policy

The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations featured the Network’s Partnerships for Health Equity and Opportunity: A Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers in the 2019 Vital Signals issues. Read the issue here.

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Measurement Across Sectors: Common Indicators for the Social Determinants of Health

Posted on 05/13/19

Resources | Measurement

In this academic article published in Social Science and Medicine – Population Health, the Build Healthy Places Network explores what common metrics and indicators are used across sectors to measure health.

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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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Partnerships for Health Equity and Opportunity: A Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers

Posted on 07/16/18

Resources | What Makes a Healthy Community

This resource from the Build Healthy Places Network guides community developers toward partnerships with hospitals and healthcare systems.

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NALCAB Guide to Equitable Neighborhood Development

Posted on 04/23/18

Resources | What Makes a Healthy Community

Produced by National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) this guide helps community members and community-based organizations anticipate changes in their neighborhoods.

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Gentrification and Neighborhood Change: Helpful Tools for Communities

Posted on 04/19/18

Resources | Policy

Developed by the University of Illinois Chicago's Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement this toolkit presents strategies for addressing the pressures of gentrification in a community during different phases of gentrification.

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Healthy Development Without Displacement

Posted on 04/19/18

Resources | What Makes a Healthy Community

In this new paper, the Prevention Institute explores: What can people working on “healthy community” issues—like active transportation, parks, healthy food, planning, public health, healthcare, and more—do in their own work to improve community conditions without contributing to gentrification and displacement?

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Gentrification, Displacement and the Role of Public Investment: A Literature Review

Posted on 04/19/18

Resources | Policy

This literature review will document the vast bodies of scholarship that have sought to
examine the issues of gentrification and displacement.

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