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Community Health

Advancing Health Equity Awards, 2017: Highlighting innovative health equity practice in California public health departments (2018)

We know that the places where we live, learn, work, and play not only influence health outcomes, but that they do so even more than medicine or gen...

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Analyzing Investment Flows in Comprehensive Community Revitalization: The Case of Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco (2018)

By Mike Linksvayer (dsc02441.jpg) via Wikimedia Commons Despite the rise of comprehensive community initiati...

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Climate Change, Health, and Equity: A Guide for Local Health Departments (2018)

Download the guide In 2005, 35 individuals died over a 9-day period of extreme...

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Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Case Study of Community-Led Disciplinary Reform in Kern County (2018)

In December 2012, Carmen Ramirez, a student at Arvin High School in Kern County, California, was reassigned to an alternative school 30 miles from ...

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From Farm to Every Fork: Rewriting the Narrative on Urban Agriculture in Sacramento (2018)

Advocates and residents in Sacramento are using a combination of policy change, community power-building, and strategic communication to make ...

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Guidebook for Developing a Community Air Monitoring Network (2018)

Download the guidebook Air pollution is a major threat to human health worldwide, and communit...

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Partnerships for Health Equity and Opportunity: A Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers (2018)

Download the playbook The United States spends nearly $3.5 trillion on medical care each year,...

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Policy Leadership for Health Care Transformation: Formalizing our Commitment to Communities (2018)

Help spread the word with a tweet: How are healthcare organizations using policy to institutionalize their commitment to the #socialdeterminantsofh...

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The California Healthy Places Index (2018)

The California Healthy Places Index (HPI), a resource developed by the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, is a powerful new tool t...

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The Cost of Premature Birth from Preventable Air Pollution in California (2018)

Air pollution can have serious effects on health, starting from the very first stages of life. Vie...

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Webinar: CACHE 101 (2018)

The Center to Advance Community Health & Equity (CACHE), housed at the Public Health Institute, helps nonprofit hospitals, health systems, and ...

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Core Metrics Pilot Project Final Report (2017)

The Blue Shield of California Foundation sponsored an Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop on core metrics which led to the formation of an IO...

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The Evolution and Future of the Healthy Communities Movement (2017)

Over the past four decades, the Healthy Communities movement has transformed traditional definitions and approaches to health. Philanthropic organi...

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Improving Population Health by Working with Communities: Action Guide 3.0 (2016)

The Action Guide is a framework to help multi-sector groups work together to improve population health by addressing 10 interrelated elements for s...

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Inspiring Healthy Communities: Empowering Youth in Los Angeles County (2016)

Engaging youth using Youth-led Participatory Action Research (YPAR) is a growing public health approach to address nutrition and obesity-related il...

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Making Food Systems Part of Your Community Health Needs Assessment (2016)

Practical Guidance from the Tackling Hunger Project Community health needs assessments (CHNAs) are conducted every three years by nonprofit hos...

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Stores Take a Stand for Community Health (2016)

Stores Take a Stand for Community Health from Elizabeth Emerson on Vimeo. What happens to stores when their owners decide to stop selling ...

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Summarizing the Landscape of Healthy Communities: A Review of Demonstration Programs Working Towards Health Equity (2016)

Produced by a collaboration between PHI's Build Healthy Places Network and the Colorado Health Foundation, this report explores existing effort...

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Community Close-Ups (2015)

Frequently, the neighborhoods where many residents grappling with poor health are the very same places where many people are living in poverty. And...

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Jargon Buster: Community Development and Public Health (2015)

The Jargon Buster, a new tool from PHI's Build Healthy Places Network, aims to demystify common industry jargon—and in doing so, bri...

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Green Cleaning in Schools: A Guide for Advocates (2010)

Often, the very products used to keep schools clean and healthy contribute to poor indoor air quality, seriously affecting those with asthma or oth...

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Partners for Public Health: Working with Local, State, and Federal Agencies to Create Healthier Communities (2010)

The way our neighborhoods are designed has a profound impact on our health and wellbeing. A physical environment that promotes health—with af...

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