All Resources with Theme of: Policy

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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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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Inclusionary Housing in the United States: Prevalence, Impact, and Practices

This study from The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy supports that inclusionary housing programs are an increasingly prevalent tool for producing affordable housing.

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An Environmental Scan of Recent Initiatives Incorporating Social Determinants in Public Health

A joint publication initiative between the National Academy of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, identifies national examples of cross-sector collaboration to improve public health.

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Community Reinvestment Act vs. Non-profit Hospital Community Benefit

A side by side comparison of the regulatory structures and policy goals of the Community Reinvestment Act and Non-Profit Hospital Community Benefit.

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The Role of Hospitals in Improving Non-Medical Determinants of Community Population Health

This report by the New York State Health Foundation outlines which hospitals in New York State and nationally are addressing non-medical determinants of community population health, as well as facilitators of and barriers to this work.  

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Connecting the Dots: A Healthy Community Leader’s Guide to Understanding the Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefit Requirements

Imagine a healthy community as a connect-the-dots landscape painting. Each “dot” has its place and purpose: affordable housing, a vibrant economy, safe streets and public transportation, a high quality public education system, easy access to fresh food and safe recreation, and a healthcare system that provides both preventative and responsive services. When connected as designed …

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Intersectoral Collaboration for Health: Reports from Local Health Departments

This 90-minute webinar includes a short overview of the Health in all Policies approach, and an introduction to the work of Baltimore’s Cross Agency Health Taskforce and Sonoma’s Health Action, including history, accomplishments, and a discussion of the lessons learned from these exciting local initiatives.

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Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments

A policy guide by geared toward state and local government leaders seeking to use intersectoral collaboration to promote healthy environments.

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Housing and Health: New Opportunities for Dialogue and Action

We need a more coordinated and integrated approach among housing, environmental health, and public health agencies.

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Healthcare Financing of Healthy Homes

This resource library provides an overview of opportunities to finance healthy homes through the healthcare system.

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Partnerships Between FQHCs and Local Health Departments for Engaging in the Development of a Community-Based System of Care

How can FQHCs and local health departments work together to advance community health?

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Affordable Care Act Opens Hospital Doors to Greater Community Investment

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City explores the different ways that the Affordable Care Act could improve community health.

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