Tagged: Success Measures

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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Four Drew Charter School students in the Villages of East, standing outside the school.

The Villages of East Lake, Atlanta, Georgia

Tipping Point: Deep, Neighborhood-Scale Transformation Creates Lasting Change

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Produce displays and check-out stands at the new Whole Foods Market.

The ReFresh Project, New Orleans, Louisiana

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the founders of what became Broad Community Connections (BCC) started attending community meetings, and exploring with their fellow community members how to rebuild a city in shambles. These conversations highlighted some of the seemingly intractable problems that many central New Orleans residents had faced even before the storm, such …

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Columbia Parc at the Bayou District, New Orleans, Louisiana

Holistic redevelopment to bring lasting change to a distressed neighborhood

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6 Ways MeasureUp Matters for Your Work

MeasureUp has curated—in one place—the best examples of measurement and action in addressing the social determinants of health, from early planning stages to later evaluation and community engagement. It’s a one-stop shop for resources to help you measure and communicate the impact of your programs.

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The Pulse: Poverty is a public health problem. Why collaboration is essential.

Welcome to The Pulse, the monthly newsletter of the Build Healthy Places Network. Each month we compile a short and sweet round-up of what smart people are talking about, researching, and doing to make neighborhoods and lives healthier. Click here to receive The Pulse in your inbox.   Network news: Wow! More than 200 people signed up for our second #NetworkCommons, where …

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To Get the Right Answers, We Need to Question Our Questions

New data-collection tools that elicit consistent responses on health issues will be ready this fall. “On how many of the past seven days did you eat breakfast?” If I were to ask you that question, how would you answer? More importantly, how would you interpret the question? Over the past few months, Success Measures, a …

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Community Development Moves the Needle On Health Equity

Earlier this summer, we heard from community development leaders about the moment they realized that neighborhood conditions and health factors were inexorably linked. We have also written about the topic, including articles on financial health, housing for health, and how community development organizations are incorporating health into their projects from the get-go. Now, we are …

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Join us for the August 20 #NetworkCommons: Public Health’s “Aha” Moments at 12pm PT/3pm ET

    Anneta Arno                         David Fleming                      Reginauld Jackson              Doug Jutte Ph.D., MPH                          MD       …

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Credit Builder: Q&A with Senior Associate Daniel Lau

Build Healthy Places Network senior associate, Daniel Lau, helped low-income families gain access to financial capital. He says our financial and physical health are more closely linked than many of us would like to believe. Build Heathy Places Network (BHPN): How does your background in helping families build financial capital inform the work you’re doing …

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Webinar: Data Tools for Change – The Child Opportunity Index

Wednesday, March 18, 2015; 10:00 am PST / 1:00 PM EST Register here —– Leaders at every level recognize that a child‘s zip code should not determine their well-being, but how can policymakers and practitioners ensure all children grow up in healthy neighborhoods? The Child Opportunity Index, a new tool from diversitydatakids.org and the Kirwan Institute …

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Health & Housing in Ohio: Using a Health-Driven Approach to Provide Safe, Decent and Affordable Housing

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) has long recognized that housing is a powerful social determinant of health. Considerations of health and housing begin at the annual planning level, when research-based housing priorities are set, public-private partnerships are considered, and input from stakeholders forms the plan’s final draft. Through the Agency’s strategic planning process, we …

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RWJF Culture of Health Prize – Finalists Announced!

Princeton, N.J.—The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced the 15 communities that have been chosen as finalists for the third annual RWJF Culture of Health Prize, which honors inspiring communities that place a high priority on health and bring diverse partners together to achieve local change. Our Managing Director, Colby Dailey, serves on the Review …

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Social Determinants of Health in the News: 2/12-2/18/15

CityLab (2/17/15) A New Index To Measure Sprawl Gives High Marks To Los Angeles There is perhaps no more vexing issue for urban policy makers than sprawl. And yet, there’s little consensus on how best to accurately measure it. It’s one thing to impugn the phenomenon for contributing to everything from long commutes, congested highways …

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Social Determinants of Health in the News: 2/5-2/11/15

Urban Institute Metro Trends Blog (2/11/15) It Takes A Package Of Policies To Substantially Reduce Poverty The Children’s Defense Fund’s recent policy recommendations could reduce the number of children living in poverty by 60 percent—down from 10.9 million to 4.3 million, according to our analysis. Our study also shows something that we’ve seen in other …

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