Thousands of communities are moving forward on their journeys to improve population health. Communities Joined in Action (CJA) continues to produce regular updates to provide usable, take-home advice intended to accelerate local organizations’ efforts toward achieving better health and well-being for their communities. Nationally, a large number of philanthropically funded initiatives are working to bring …
We now know that an individual’s health is influenced by far more than the clinical care that they receive or their own habits and behaviors. The social, economic, and environmental circumstances of a person’s life can account for as much as 50 percent of what determines their health. This knowledge challenges health care providers to …
A joint publication initiative between the National Academy of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, identifies national examples of cross-sector collaboration to improve public health.
A side by side comparison of the regulatory structures and policy goals of the Community Reinvestment Act and Non-Profit Hospital Community Benefit.
This report by the New York State Health Foundation outlines which hospitals in New York State and nationally are addressing non-medical determinants of community population health, as well as facilitators of and barriers to this work.
Imagine a healthy community as a connect-the-dots landscape painting. Each “dot” has its place and purpose: affordable housing, a vibrant economy, safe streets and public transportation, a high quality public education system, easy access to fresh food and safe recreation, and a healthcare system that provides both preventative and responsive services. When connected as designed …
This 90-minute webinar includes a short overview of the Health in all Policies approach, and an introduction to the work of Baltimore’s Cross Agency Health Taskforce and Sonoma’s Health Action, including history, accomplishments, and a discussion of the lessons learned from these exciting local initiatives.
A policy guide by geared toward state and local government leaders seeking to use intersectoral collaboration to promote healthy environments.
We need a more coordinated and integrated approach among housing, environmental health, and public health agencies.
How can FQHCs and local health departments work together to advance community health?
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City explores the different ways that the Affordable Care Act could improve community health.
Should Medicaid dollars be used to pay for supportive housing?
Housing mobility can complement community revitalization for children with serious health challenges. A more robust housing mobility agenda, accompanied by Section 8 reform and catalyzed by advocacy across sectors, can improve the health of vulnerable children and families.
A collaborative initiative by three federal agencies aims to increase the supply of nutritious foods in urban and rural areas where access to healthy food is low.