Tagged: Community Development

Unstable, Unsafe Housing Damages Children’s Brains

Research is documenting the harmful effects on children when families must keep moving to find a safe, affordable home.

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Investing in Community through Rhode Island’s Health Equity Zones

At a recent community event, someone made a reflection that stuck with me. “The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety,” said Jonathan Goyer, an expert advisor to Governor Gina Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force and a person in long-time recovery. “It’s connectedness.”

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Tools of the Trade: Measuring the Health-Related Returns of Community Development

Within the last five years, partnerships between community development and health organizations have grown from one-off local experiments to a full-blown national movement.

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Call for Applications: Culture of Health Leaders 2018

The Culture of Health Leaders Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 cohort.  The Build Healthy Places Network is a partner agency in this program and we’re confident the program is a fantastic opportunity for community development professionals at CDC’s, CDFI’s, and related organizations who are already integrating health into their work.

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Revitalized East Lake Neighborhood Shows Value of Targeting Social Determinants of Health

Madeline White of America’s Essential Hospitals reports on the Build Healthy Places Network tour of The Villages of East Lake, a Purpose Built Communities site in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Safe neighborhoods, safe relationships: the role of community development

Momentum is growing for preventing intimate partner violence through supportive, equitable community environments

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What is the business case for community development?

Public health and planning professionals assume that holistic development benefits communities. But where’s the supporting evidence?

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Zumba class at Potrero Housing in San Francisco for Bridge Housing

Rebuilding Neighborhoods So That Residents Can Thrive: More Community Close-Ups

Our Community Close Ups, a series of nine case studies, digs into how some of these forward-thinking projects have been accomplished.

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Children in class at Fairgate Farm

Vita Health & Wellness District, Stamford, Connecticut

Hospital Partners with Housing Authority to Put Health at the Center of a Neighborhood Transformation

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Residents of Potrero Housing in San Francisco walk the property with manager, Uzuri Greene, San Francisco, CA. Bridge Housing, San Francisco, Bay area

Rebuild Potrero, San Francisco, California

Trauma-Informed Community Building Sets Stage for Neighborhood Revitalization

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Four Drew Charter School students in the Villages of East, standing outside the school.

The Villages of East Lake, Atlanta, Georgia

Tipping Point: Deep, Neighborhood-Scale Transformation Creates Lasting Change

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Produce displays and check-out stands at the new Whole Foods Market.

The ReFresh Project, New Orleans, Louisiana

Revitalizing People and Place with a Healthy Food Hub

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Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center, Houston, Texas

Creating Access to Opportunity by Building a “Village Center” in a Houston Neighborhood

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Rolling Hills Apartments, St. Paul, Minnesota

Weaving Together Opportunities for Healthier Lives for a Diverse Immigrant Community

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Community Health and Literacy Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A hospital partners with a city to develop a health, literacy and recreation hub.

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