What happens when a housing developer joins forces with health providers? Sectors come together for transformational community change.
The connection between health and community development is on everyone’s lips it seems, and for good reason. And yet the two sectors are really still at the beginning stages of learning how to work together.
An innovative new initiative in Boston is bringing together housing and health care organizations in Greater Boston to implement programs that stabilize children in their housing.
Despite growing interest in aligning efforts, questions remain about how to effectively foster cross-sector collaboration between the community development sector and philanthropy. Questions also remain about how to measure the health impact of community investments.