Research is documenting the harmful effects on children when families must keep moving to find a safe, affordable home.
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.”
How do you know if you are building a healthier place?
Definitions can matter. While differences between some definitions may represent stylistic preferences, others can reflect deep divides in values and beliefs that can be used to justify and promote very different policies and practices.
In 2016, the Rhode Island Department of Health established ten “health equity zones” across the state. The Local Initiatives Support Corp., a national CDFI, shares stories of success from their experience managing two of these zones.