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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Momentum is growing for preventing intimate partner violence through supportive, equitable community environments
What is the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and how can it be used to improve health?
Public health and planning professionals assume that holistic development benefits communities. But where’s the supporting evidence?
How do you know if you are building a healthier place?
How community-engaged art is a mechanism for building healthy places, connecting people to one another, and ultimately improving health
In Detroit, an innovate partnership between a local hospital system and a nonprofit housing organization is anchoring revitalization through a new community development corporation.
What happens when a housing developer joins forces with health providers? Sectors come together for transformational community change.
Can a community market improve infant health? Can developing a local entrepreneurship culture reduce the number of babies born prematurely?