Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) is linking the work of building strong local economies and vibrant communities with the work of improving human health and well-being.
In 2016, the Rhode Island Department of Health established ten “health equity zones” across the state. The Local Initiatives Support Corp., a national CDFI, shares stories of success from their experience managing two of these zones.
Children’s hospitals in Ohio are making key investments to address a major cause of poor health — substandard housing.
A moving new multi-media art project, “Everyone Deserves a Home”, on display in San Francisco’s Public Library asks 40 formally homeless residents in supportive housing, “what does home mean to you?”
Pedro Cons of Chicanos Por La Causa “shot for the moon” and launched a stellar partnership with UnitedHealthcare that’s improving homes, health, and opportunity in Phoenix’s Maryvale neighborhood.
Equity is a hot topic these days as our nation struggles with what is fair and just, and for whom.
Our team is regularly on the road, hearing and learning about how community development and public health are joining forces. In this occasional series, we report on what we are discovering to help you stay on top of the cutting-edge policies, tools, and projects in the fields.
Being poor carries serious lifelong health effects. Learning about children’s lives beyond clinic walls can help doctors provide better care.
Our Community Close Ups, a series of nine case studies, digs into how some of these forward-thinking projects have been accomplished.
This year we had the privilege of listening to leaders from health and community development—at conferences, on the ground, and at the #NetworkCommons—as they talked about their accomplishments and the challenges of creating healthy communities. The conversations were rich and provocative. Here’s what we overheard in 2015.