At our Network Commons live discussion on May 6, 2020, we discussed the critical role community development work plays in supporting resilience and healthy communities now more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As HUD moves to repeal AFFH, it’s time for action
There are three separate, but related challenges to our ability to translate measures portfolios like Culture of Health into sustainable action to advance health equity that must be addressed.
At our Network Commons live discussion on November 20, 2019, we talk through how the solutions to improve the health of communities often transcend the borders of cities or towns.
Mixed-income communities have untapped potential to positively impact health outcomes for residents and by promoting inclusive social dynamics.
This playbook guides community developers toward partnerships with hospitals and healthcare systems. Gain practical advice on navigating the vast healthcare ecosystem with your organizational assets in mind. Create your roadmap for partnership!
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.