ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice.
Explore the Democracy Collaborative’s Community Wealth-Building Cities program that focuses on building collaborative, inclusive, and locally-controlled economies. Learn more about where Community Wealth Building is happening!
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regional offices are led by a Regional Health Administrator, the senior federal public health official and scientist in the region who performs essential functions for HHS in three major areas: prevention, preparedness, and agency-wide coordination. These functions directly and indirectly support the work of the Department and the individual federal agencies.
Each of the 12 Federal Reserve District Banks contain a Community Development function, which promotes fair and informed access to financial markets for communities and individuals. The banks focus on low- to moderate-income populations, recognizing the particular needs of underserved communities.
Home Matters is a national movement to build awareness and raise funds for more affordable homes and better communities. Search their Community Connector to find non-profit organizations in your region and help make home a reality for all.
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a national Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), has urban offices around the country that work to equip struggling neighborhoods with the capital, strategy and know-how to become places where people can thrive.
NACBHDD is a national voice for county and local behavioral health and developmental disability authorities in Washington, DC. Through education, policy analysis, and advocacy, NACBHDD brings the unique perspective of their members to Congress and the Executive Branch and promotes national policies that recognize and support the critical role counties play in caring for people affected by mental illness, addiction, and developmental disabilities. See their website for a directory of state associations.
There are 58 chronic disease directors representing states and territories of the US. In addressing chronic diseases which is long-term by nature, NACDD employs a broad focal view on disease prevention and promotion of health, making them excellent partners for projects addressing social determinants of health. Their mission is to protect the health of the public through primary and secondary prevention efforts and work “upstream” on root causes of chronic conditions.
The National Association of County and City Health Official’s (NACCHO) tool to search for local health departments in your area.
The National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA) is an alliance of state and regional community development associations who are champions, stewards and thought leaders for community development.
NALCAB – National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders – is the hub of a national network of more than 120 mission-driven organizations in 40 states, DC and Puerto Rico that serve ethnically diverse Latino communities across the US. Members of the NALCAB Network invest in their communities by building affordable housing, addressing gentrification, supporting small business growth, and providing financial counseling on issues such as credit building and home ownership.
Native CDFI Network has been creating opportunities for Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to share their stories, identify their collective priorities, and strengthen Native industry. Native CDFIs help Native American communities overcome systemic barriers to entrepreneurial success and have proven themselves key in developing healthy, vibrant Native economies and communities. You can find a Native CDFI through the Native CDFI Network’s member locator.
National CAPACD is committed to improving the quality of life for low-income Asian American and Pacific Islanders by promoting economic vitality, civic and political participation, and racial equity. Our coalition is comprised of more than 100 organizations and institutions, from over 21 states and the Pacific Islands. Our network strives to mobilize a strong coalition that leads on anti-displacement and economic justice issues affecting Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and low-income communities of color.
The National Network of Public Health Institute’s (NNPHI) directory of member institutes. Public health institutes are nonprofit public health organizations dedicated to advancing public health practice and making systematic improvements to population health.
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established to assist State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for 57 million rural Americans. NOSORH supports the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhances access to quality healthcare services in rural communities.
NeighborWork’s members are community development organizations building strong and resilient communities, providing people with opportunities to live in safe, healthy and affordable housing.
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) finance affordable housing, nonprofit organizations, community businesses and commercial real estate. Use the CDFI Locator to find an Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Member CDFI in your state.
Rural LISC’s (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) community development partners are working to address the issues faced by rural communities including housing, economic development, education, health and safety.
Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) is a nonprofit collaborative of thirteen exemplary multi-state nonprofit affordable housing providers who own more than 140,000 affordable rental homes. SAHF and its members focus on pursuing innovation where the scale of the collaborative can have a unique and substantial impact.