Topic: Expert Insights

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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Why Hospitals and Health Systems Are Becoming Impact Investors

Understanding the reasons hospitals and health systems are changing their investment strategies is important for all communities.

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A Framework to Improve Community & Enhance the Quality of Life of Millions

The WIN Measures tool is a living library of common measures using hundreds of data sources from across different sectors.

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Continuing the Conversation: Promoting Inclusive Social Dynamics in Mixed-Income Communities

The Mixed-Income Strategic Alliance highlights the best practices and follow-up take-a-ways from our June Network Commons.

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Powerful open data tool illustrates life expectancy gaps are larger in more racially segregated cities

Racial segregation has been associated with lower life expectancy. A new analysis using the City Health Dashboard shows that, overall, cities with higher levels of racial residential segregation have disturbingly large gaps in life expectancy—up to 30 years.

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A Hole in our Vision: Race, Gender, and Justice in Community Development

Nancy O. Andrews, former president and CEO of the Low Income Investment Fund, confronts the unfinished work ahead for the community development sector.

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Principles for Our Field

The Principles for Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities set the grounding for new partnerships.

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