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.
This chapter describes the work—and the jargon—of the community development sector, a vast, financially savvy, mission-driven industry that tackles poverty in our most under-resourced neighborhoods.
Nancy O. Andrews, former president and CEO of the Low Income Investment Fund, confronts the unfinished work ahead for the community development sector.
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.