Tagged: Metrics for Healthy Communities

Join us for the October 24 Network Commons: “Are we making a difference? Tools to measure neighborhood-level health and well-being” at 10:00 am PT/ 1:00 pm ET

Network Commons is a live online discussion series on cross-sector strategies to improve neighborhood health and well-being.

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Health-mapping every ZIP code in Arizona

The Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities utilized data from the Arizona Healthy Communities Opportunity Index to create maps on what’s happening with health across the state by ZIP code.

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Four Ways City Leaders Can Improve Collaboration to Spur Better Health Outcomes

Alyia Gaskins of the National League of Cities talks tips and tools to foster cross-department collaboration and create a culture of health.

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Children in class at Fairgate Farm

Vita Health & Wellness District, Stamford, Connecticut

In the early 2000s, Stamford Hospital began planning a major expansion. Located in Stamford, Connecticut’s West Side neighborhood, the 305-bed regional hospital envisioned a large new state-of-the-art addition to its facility. The hospital owned various pieces of real estate in the nearby neighborhood, but none were contiguous with its existing campus. Meanwhile, Charter Oak Communities (COC), …

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Three Takeaways for the Field: Grocery Stores as Community Development

Can grocery stores improve community health and well-being? For me, the answer is “yes.” Prior to my current work at the Build Healthy Places Network, I worked for a decade as a community planner committed to expanding access to healthy foods in low-income communities nationwide. One of my first projects was in Pittsburgh’s Hill District …

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How Do You Measure the Health of a Community?

A Q&A with Ela Rausch and Paul Mattesich on the new Metrics for Healthy Communities website.

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