All Resources with Theme of: resources

Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America

This paper presents a case for how collaboration among the public health, arts and culture, and community development sectors is critical to addressing the issues and conditions that limit health in America.

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Poverty and Place: A Review of the Science and Research That Have Impacted Our Work 2019

Purpose Built Communities surveys the research and science that effects their work in communities.

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From Outcomes to Impact: An Exploratory Model for Estimating the Health Returns of Comprehensive Community Development

The potential health returns from community development investments are vast. This research estimates a nearly 300% rate of return from one such comprehensive development project in Washington D.C. and provides an ROI calculator to estimate health returns for other community development investments.

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Actions Toward Equity

This report shares lessons learned from the 2013-2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize winning communities.

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On the Path to Health Equity: Building Capacity to Measure Health Outcomes in Community Development

This new report by Enterprise Community Partners and NeighborWorks America shows how an innovative pilot program – the Health Outcomes Demonstration Project – equipped 20 affordable housing and community development organizations to evaluate health outcomes across a range of programs. The evaluated programs include neighborhood improvement and community safety initiatives, youth education and services, housing …

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PACDC: A Healthcare Partnership Playbook for Community Development

The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations featured the Network’s Partnerships for Health Equity and Opportunity: A Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers in the 2019 Vital Signals issues. Read the issue here. What does it mean for a community to be healthy? When you think about it, health is so much more than not being sick. A healthy …

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Measurement Across Sectors: Common Indicators for the Social Determinants of Health

Authors: Renee Roy Elias, Douglas Jutte, Alison Moore In this academic article published in Social Science and Medicine – Population Health, the Build Healthy Places Network explores what common metrics and indicators are used across sectors to measure health. The importance of social determinants of health (SDOH) —such as affordable housing, stable employment, consistent transportation, healthy food access, and …

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Opportunity Zones: Resource Hub

Opportunity Zones have the potential to improve conditions that influence social determinants of health in high need neighborhoods. Opportunity Zones were established in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term investments in low-income communities. Opportunity Zones offer special treatment on capital gains in a way that’s designed to drive long-term investment …

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Partnerships for Health Equity and Opportunity: A Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers

This resource from the Build Healthy Places Network guides community developers toward partnerships with hospitals and healthcare systems.

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NALCAB Guide to Equitable Neighborhood Development

Produced by National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) this guide helps community members and community-based organizations anticipate changes in their neighborhoods.

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Gentrification and Neighborhood Change: Helpful Tools for Communities

Developed by the University of Illinois Chicago’s Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement this toolkit presents strategies for addressing the pressures of gentrification in a community during different phases of gentrification.

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Healthy Development Without Displacement

In this new paper, the Prevention Institute explores: What can people working on “healthy community” issues—like active transportation, parks, healthy food, planning, public health, healthcare, and more—do in their own work to improve community conditions without contributing to gentrification and displacement?

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Gentrification, Displacement and the Role of Public Investment: A Literature Review

This literature review will document the vast bodies of scholarship that have sought to
examine the issues of gentrification and displacement.

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Dealing with Neighborhood Change: A Primer on Gentrification and Policy Choices

PolicyLink and the Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy created this primer on how to view the issue of gentrification.

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Take-Home Advice from Community Initiatives Improving Health & Equity: A Summary of Learnings From Catalysts

In 2015, Communities Joined in Action (CJA) launched this take-home advice series to accelerate local organizations’ efforts toward achieving better health and well-being for their communities. This marks the sixth issue in this series, which is based on semiannual surveys of leaders from organizations catalyzing population health in order to provide usable information for communities. …

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