Category Archives: Healthy Neighborhoods and Communities

Health Research & Education Trust: Creating Effective Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health

The Health Research & Education Trust of the American Hospital Association has published this guide for creating effective partnerships between hospitals and health systems and their local communities.  The guide was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is promoting the … Continue reading

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Health Research & Education Trust: Hospital-Based Strategies for Creating a Culture of Health

The Health Research & Education Trust of the American Hospital Association has published this guide on how hospitals can support community health improvement. The guide was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is promoting the concept of a “culture … Continue reading

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Health Systems Learning Group: Strategic Investment in Shared Outcomes – Transformative Partnerships between Health Systems and Communities

This monograph from the Health Systems Learning Group (HSLG) describes strategic partnerships between non-profit health systems and communities, based on findings and recommendations from a learning collaborative of 36 non-profit health systems and 7 other organizations between 2011 and 2013. … Continue reading

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Stanford Social Innovation Review and Grantmakers in Health: Innovations in Health Equity

The Stanford Social Innovation Review and Grantmakers in Health have published this special supplement on health equity. Articles include discussions of the role of health philanthropy in addressing equity; the role of community organizers in advancing health equity; promoting health … Continue reading

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California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative Releases Request for Proposals

The California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative has released its Request for Proposals, with funding available for up to six Accountable Communities for Health in California.  Funding for up to $250,000 is available for the first project year, with up to $300,000/year available … Continue reading

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PolicyLink: Opening Video from 2015 Equity Summit featuring Mayda del Valle

Here is the amazing opening video from the 2015 PolicyLink Equity Summit, featuring Mayda del Valle:

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PolicyLink: Equity -The Soul of Collective Impact

This discussion paper from PolicyLink integrates the concepts of collective impact and equity, making the case that without equity, any collective impact does not achieve its full potential. The collective impact framework, of course, recognizes that transformative work in communities … Continue reading

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PolicyLink: Achieving Health Equity in Promise Neighborhoods – A Resource and Implementation Guide

This resource guide from PolicyLink highlights how health equity goals can be incorporated into the federally-funded Promise Neighborhoods program.  The Promise Neighborhoods program, established in 2010, seeks to create a comprehensive pipeline of supports in the nation’s most distressed communities to … Continue reading

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PolicyLink: Health Equity – Moving Beyond Health Disparities

This paper from PolicyLink outlines principles for achieving health equity that move beyond identifying health disparities. The term “health equity” broadens the disparities concept by asking, “Why are some populations at greater risk of illnesses and preventable deaths than others?” … Continue reading

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PolicyLink: Why Place and Race Matter

This comprehensive policy report from PolicyLink details why both place and race are important factors in the health and well-being of individuals and communities.  The idea that place matters has percolated up from the ground, gaining currency in public health, … Continue reading

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