Tagged: public health

In Rhode Island, a Model for Upending Health Inequity

Looking at a map of the places they call home, most people can easily point to notably affluent areas versus the ones that have dilapidated homes, under-resourced schools and unsafe sidewalks—places more likely to be cut through by a six-lane highway, or to host a polluting factory rather than a supermarket stacked with fresh food …

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NYC to Build Largest Health Facility In Its History: A Neighborhood

A hundred years ago at the height of the tuberculosis epidemic, New York City’s planners and public health establishment mobilized to develop what the New York Times called “…the largest and finest hospital ever built” for tuberculosis.  Operating in the absence of any known cure for the disease, the Sea View Tuberculosis Hospital’s medical facilities …

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Rethinking Health Equity and the Right to Health

Read the full Dispatches series!   What meetings did you attend? I was in Atlanta, GA for the annual Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) conference, this year with the theme “Rethink.” I also was in Denver for the annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting, this year called “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to …

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Sharing Data Across Sectors to Build Healthy Environments

Read the full Expert Insight series! Many of the strongest predictors of and well-being extend beyond hospital walls and into our neighborhoods, schools, work places and homes. Tackling the root causes of health disparities often requires that communities engage and partner across multiple sectors. For many, a critical first step is to share data that …

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Fast Fact: More than $32 billion is spent on DSRIP in 8 states.

This Fast Fact is part of a series in partnership with the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), the national coordinating center for Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the full Fast Facts series! Fact In total, more than $32 billion is being spent on Delivery …

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Age-Friendly Health Centers: A Proving Ground for Change

Read the full Expert Insight series! This article first appeared on the Capital Impact Partners blog on August 30, 2016.  Wouldn’t we all like to age in our homes and communities, surrounded by what is familiar, supported by a team that really understands who we are and how to serve us as individuals with unique needs? This …

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Dispatches: Romi Hall Addresses Cross-Sector Collaboration at the 2016 NACCHO Conference

Read the full Dispatches series! What meeting did you attend? I presented with the Build Healthy Places Network at the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO): Cultivating a Culture of Health Equity 2016 annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona. I presented on the following three sessions: Revitalizing Neighborhoods and Improving Health Equity: Community Development and …

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Health Equity and the Role for Community Development

As our nation struggles with what is fair and just, and for whom, the urgent call for equity rings loudly. In philanthropy, equity is high on the agenda among major players, for example, the Ford Foundation, Kresge, Kellogg, the California Endowment, and many others. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s new push for a Culture of …

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Dispatches: Doug Jutte on the Role Public Health Institute’s Can Play in Community Development

Read the full Dispatches series!   What meeting did you attend? I attended the National Network of Public Health Institutes Annual Conference in New Orleans. There are over 40 Public Health Institutes (PHIs) in the U.S. with the headquarters in Oakland, CA. The Network is one program of the PHI in Oakland. PHI works as a public …

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NACCHO/NEHA Webinar: Community Development as a Partner for Health Equity

The Build Healthy Places Network staff presented a webinar for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) on May 18th. The webinar provided an overview of the community development sector, a multi-billion-dollar sector that serves as an action arm for addressing through the development and financing of affordable …

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