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Building Better Partnerships Way, Way Upstream

The Surgeon General of the United States tours a neighborhood that has transformed its health outcomes through community development.

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The importance of connecting placemaking, health, and community organizing

In Ashland, California, cross-sector partnerships between community development, public health, and city government are building community and reinvesting in housing.

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Join the Network! We’re searching for a Research Associate to join our team

Build Healthy Places Network (BHPN) is seeking an experienced, personable, and entrepreneurial researcher for the role of Research Associate.

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Principles for Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities

What underlies our emerging movement for healthier families and communities?

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Unstable, Unsafe Housing Damages Children’s Brains

Research is documenting the harmful effects on children when families must keep moving to find a safe, affordable home.

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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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