A tool for practitioners to demonstrate the health benefits of affordable housing
The importance of housing to create health is increasingly proven.
Watch David Erickson, PhD, of the Federal Reserve of San Francisco’s presentation at the Mayo Clinic’s Transform conference.
Anchor institutions are investing to support community control of land and housing
Non-senior adults receiving federal housing assistance are more physically active than similar unassisted adults.
In San Bernardino, CA, Dignity Health is helping spark partnerships and accelerate public-private collaborations to ensure that all residents have access to the resources they need for a healthy life.
The Culture of Health Measures elevate important aspects of the Network Principles and share a charge to inspire actions from different sectors that will lead to improvements across communities.
In Ashland, California, cross-sector partnerships between community development, public health, and city government are building community and reinvesting in housing.
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.”
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.
Within the last five years, partnerships between community development and health organizations have grown from one-off local experiments to a full-blown national movement.