What’s New

 

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.”

Read More

Bridging the Health-Community Development Divide

Community developers and health professionals often work in the same neighborhoods with the same residents, but they rarely work together in an integrated way to improve people’s health and economic outcomes. That is starting to change.

Read More

The Cross-Sector Data We Need is Finally Here

Data-driven decision-making is nothing new to those in health care. Life and death decisions are made every day based on patient data. However, as health care moves beyond the hospital walls and into the community, understanding the dynamic environment in which their patients reside is critical to reducing costs and improved patient outcomes.

Read More

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.

Read More

Multiplying outcomes in place-based initiatives

It’s clear why collaborating with other sectors can be beneficial: Collaboration can help expand available resources, strategies, and capabilities to achieve outcomes that would be difficult to accomplish alone.

Read More

Fighting Food Deserts in Kansas

Kansas is the nation’s leader in wheat production and is third in beef production, yet according to the Kansas Health Foundation, more than 800,000 Kansans lack easy access to fresh, affordable food.

Read More

Moving Hospital and Health System Investments Upstream

Across the country, nonprofit hospitals are under intense scrutiny due to the discrepancy between the substantial revenues they generate compared to the level of support they provide to neighborhoods that surround them.

Read More

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.

Read More