Topic: Expert Insights

What It Looks Like to Build a Culture of Health During COVID-19

What RWJF Culture of Health Prize Communities Have Learned during the pandemic.

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Creating A Force Multiplier – Why Advocates for Rural Health and Health Equity Should Work Together

Why Advocates for Rural Health and Health Equity Should Work Together.

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The Health Action Plan: A Public Health Process for Affordable Housing

Enterprise Community Partners has released new tools to support the development of a Health Action Plan, integrating health promotion into the affordable housing development process.

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Community Organizations Have to Talk About Police Violence Directly

It’s easy to quickly refocus the conversation on the problems our organizations are set up to fix—here’s why we shouldn’t.

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Podcast Episode Featuring Build Healthy Places Network’s Douglas Jutte: Socially Determined

New Podcast Episode Featuring Build Healthy Places Network’s Douglas Jutte: Socially Determined

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Community Development Is Crucial in This Moment

The pandemic is highlighting the crucial necessity of community developers’ work. Here’s what the field will need to play its part in the recovery. 

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Fostering Healthy Neighborhoods: Alignment across the Community Development, Financial Well-Being and Health sectors

Fostering Healthy Neighborhoods: Alignment across the Community Development, Financial Well-Being and Health sectors

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Hospitals Take Note—An important source of funding to address the social determinants of health may be disappearing

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is now under threat. In January, the three regulatory agencies overseeing the CRA proposed significant changes.

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Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule: The Proposed Change, Why it Matters for Health Equity, and What We Can Do

Watch the recording of the Build Healthy Places Network and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s live discussion, on February 19, 2020. Alongside experts in the field, we discussed the proposed changes to the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule.

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Changes to AFFH Will Undermine Social Determinants of Health

As HUD moves to repeal AFFH, it’s time for action

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Talking About Revitalization When All Anyone Wants to Talk About Is Gentrification

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?: You’re trying to set up financing for a project, but the people you’re talking to don’t seem to realize that you will have to cover an appraisal gap because the sales price of the finished house will be less than what it cost you buy and rehab it. …

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Healthier Communities: Connecting measures of upstream factors to address structural equity

There are three separate, but related challenges to our ability to translate measures portfolios like Culture of Health into sustainable action to advance health equity that must be addressed.

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Want to prevent violence? Go green

Exposure to green surroundings is the effective violence prevention strategy you may not have heard of.

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Community Health Improvement and Equity

From Minimum Standards to a Quality Improvement Approach

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Green Spaces Can Encourage Social Connectedness in Cities

Whether it’s chasing the flicker of lightning bugs in the summer, making new friends as you play sports at a park, or digging into the rich soil of a community garden with neighbors, time spent in the great outdoors enriches our existence.

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