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Neighborhood Change for a City’s Youngest

Written by Colby Dailey on April 25, 2017

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Our latest story in Crosswalk Magazine examines how communities are using new data to make neighborhood-level change for kids who need it most.

The Early Development Instrument is a new data tool that’s helping communities come together, across sectors, to improve neighborhoods for vulnerable children. Our new essay examines how one community in west Texas has harnessed the EDI, and how others across the country are seeing its potential for catalyzing change.

Neighborhood Change for a City’s Youngest our latest story illustrating the deep connections between neighborhood and health.

Last month, we delved into how Native Community Development Financial Institutions are bringing affordable financing to Indian Country and cultivating community health. Earlier this year, we examined the debate over social impact bonds and explored how two new funds are driving private capital into projects that consider residents’ health as the ultimate return.

Together, these distinct stories demonstrate the innovative work happening at the intersection of community development and health. Please help us share these pieces, which are published in Crosswalk, the network’s new publication on Medium, and get in touch if you have work you’d like to see profiled in this space.

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Colby Dailey

Colby Dailey is managing director of the Build Healthy Places Network.