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Cross-Sector Collaboration in Action: Four Community Developers Share Their Stories

At Network Commons, four community developers share their firsthand experiences working across sectors to improve neighborhood health and well-being.

How are communities collaborating across sectors to improve neighborhood health and well-being? How can you do similar work in your community? Four community developers shared their insights and practical tips during first Network Commons event of the year on January 28.

The Network’s Senior Research Associate, Jeni Miller moderated a lively discussion with four representatives from our newly launched Community Close Up case study series:


Check out the highlights. Missed the event or need a refresher on our speakers’ practical tips? Check out this video recording of the January 28 event on the Build Healthy Places Network’s YouTube channel.



Continue the conversation. Still pondering the role of public health departments in cross-sector work, and how hospitals leverage financing for community development? We’re continuing to answer these and other audience questions via Twitter @BHPNetwork #NetworkCommons. Join the conversation and tell us what you think!


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Learn more. Interested in learning more about Network Commons? Check out highlights from our past events:

Medical Care A-ha Moments, October 20, 2015
Executive Director, Doug Jutte was joined by: Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH (Stanford University School of Medicine); LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH (National Association of County and City Health Officials); Pamela Riley, MD, MPH. (The Commonwealth Fund); and Donald F. Schwarz, MD, MPH, MBA (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation).

Public Health A-ha Moments, August 20, 2015
Executive Director, Doug Jutte was joined by: Anneta Arno, PhD, MPH (Health Department of Kansas City), David Fleming, MD (PATH, formerly Seattle and King County Public Health), and Reginauld Jackson, DrPH (Public Health Institute).

Community Development A-ha Moments, June 4, 2015.
Executive Director, Doug Jutte was joined by: Amy Gillman from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Carol Naughton from Purpose Built Communities, and Joselyn Cousins of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

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