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The Evolution and Future of the Healthy Communities Movement

2017 | Download

Over the past four decades, the Healthy Communities movement has transformed traditional definitions and approaches to health. Philanthropic organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies—driven by the disconnect between health spending and health outcomes, the growing awareness of the importance of the social determinants of health, and the need to address poverty as a means of improving health—are leading efforts to ensure that good health is happening where we live, learn, work, and play.

A new article from PHI's Build Healthy Places Network draws upon an environmental scan of 38 Healthy Communities demonstration programs and provides an overview of the history, progress, and future implications of the Healthy Communities movement.

Read the article in the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Community Development Investment Review. 



Renee Roy Elias, Alison Moore

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Build Healthy Places Network