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Three Joining Forces Grantees Share How CDFIs Help Them Meet their Health Equity Goals

Written by Alison Moore on October 11, 2016

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At our Network Commons live discussion on October 5, 2016, three local leaders discussed how they deepened their relationships with CDFIs to meet their health equity goals as part of the Build Health Challenge.

Across the country, new opportunities like the BUILD Health Challenge are pushing community organizations to form cross-sector partnerships in order to improve population health and promote health equity. One valuable collaborative partner is the community development sector, which brings public and private investment into place-based initiatives. How are communities leveraging Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and other community development organizations to address their population health goals? Our guest panelists shared their insights during our October 5 Network Commons event.

The Network’s Managing Director, Colby Dailey, moderated a rich discussion with three local leaders spanning community development, public health, and health care:


Check out the highlights. Missed the event or need a refresher on our speakers’ practical tips? Check out this video recording of the October 5 event on the Build Healthy Places Network’s YouTube channel.  *Please note: From minutes 7 – 8:40, the audio is unclear due to technical difficulties – apologies for the inconvenience.*

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Learn more. Read more about how each speaker has partnered with a CDFI to advance health equity goals, and check out these resources mentioned during the event:


Continue the conversation. Still pondering how community development can be leveraged to meet health equity goals? We’re continuing to answer these and other audience questions via Twitter @BHPNetwork #NetworkCommons. Join the conversation and tell us what you think!


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About the Author


Alison Moore

Alison Moore is a Research Associate at the Build Healthy Places Network.