Topic: Expert Insights

Amplifying Community Voice: Collaborative Art and Building Community

How community-engaged art is a mechanism for building healthy places, connecting people to one another, and ultimately improving health

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How Cross-Sector Partnerships are Creating a Path for Transformational Change in Detroit’s Winship Community

In Detroit, an innovate partnership between a local hospital system and a nonprofit housing organization is anchoring revitalization through a new community development corporation.

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How an affordable housing developer improved Austin’s health outcomes

What happens when a housing developer joins forces with health providers? Sectors come together for transformational community change.

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Resident-centered approach grows healthy babies and local economy

Can a community market improve infant health? Can developing a local entrepreneurship culture reduce the number of babies born prematurely?

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Partnering for a Healthier WorkFORCE

A rural approach to wellness in McDowell County, NC.

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Incorporating Health into Physical Needs Assessments

A new tool called the Integrated Physical Needs Assessment provides affordable housing owners with a comprehensive protocol to assess the range of options available to upgrade their buildings with a health focus.

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How can HIAs and CHNAs be tools for community development?

Confused by acronym soup? Experts from the Georgia Health Policy Center dispel confusion and explain the differences between HIAs, CHNAs and CHAs and how you can use these tools to boost your work in the community.

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Start with the Outcome: Improving Communities with Outcomes Rate Cards

New outcomes-based tools allow governments to identify high priority outcomes, and to flexibly encourage activities toward achieving those outcomes with multiple interventions and strategies.

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Connecting Financial Well-being and Health in Practice

Economic security is entwined with the long-term health of families. Innovative programs around the country are working to overcome entrenched health and financial challenges.

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A Different Type of Innovation in Boston: Housing Stability for Children’s Health

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.

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Building Healthy Communities Through Local Economy Strategies

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.

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Building Health through Community Agency

By focusing on strengthening the capacity of community members, cross-sector collaborations will be more successful and inclusive.

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In Rhode Island, a Model for Upending Health Inequity

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.

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Partnering with CDFIs: Catalysts for Sustainable Community Development

A health-focused revitalization effort in Roanoke, Virginia brought together a CDFI and many cross-sector partners.

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Pathways to Healthy Housing in Austin, Texas

Austin is uniting multiple sectors like housing, healthcare, transportation and other services to tackle the social determinants of health.

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