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.”
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.
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.
Public health and planning professionals assume that holistic development benefits communities. But where’s the supporting evidence?
Hospital Partners with Housing Authority to Put Health at the Center of a Neighborhood Transformation
A hospital partners with a city to develop a health, literacy and recreation hub.
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Making the Business Case for Community Development: An Economic Analysis of Cost Savings and Societal Returns from Community Development Investments
An Economic Analysis of Cost Savings and Societal Returns from Community Development Investments
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.
On a remote hilltop in Staten Island, New York City is preparing for battle in the fight against one of the nation’s most deadly diseases…again.
Through the integration of health data and evidence from sectors like housing and education, local residents and leaders have the ability to better detect problems, test interventions, and ultimately transform environments to improve health.
The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) shares how changes in the Affordable Care Act create a renewed effort to refocus funds to community benefit activities.
Wouldn’t we all like to age in our homes and communities, surrounded by what is familiar, supported by a health care team that really understands who we are and how to serve us as individuals with unique needs?