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Jargon Buster

Dictionary Image Border 3Working across the health and community development sectors begins with speaking the same language. If you’re lost in a sea of acronyms, this tool can help. The Build Healthy Places Network Jargon Buster demystifies common industry jargon.

 

Community Benefit and CRA: Comparing Nonprofit Hospital and Bank Regulation

NACEDA - Community CatalystBanks and nonprofit hospitals have such a dramatic impact that the federal government has placed a regulatory structure around how that impact is implemented and monitored. Understanding these similarities can inform the community development and health sectors as they align resources and search for common goals to improve outcomes for low and moderate-income communities. View Community Benefit and CRA.

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

County Health Rankings and RoadmapsFind out how healthy your county is and explore factors that drive your health. County Health Rankings provides an interactive tool to gauge the relative health of communities, a roadmap for steps to create healthy communities, and a database rating health-based policies and programs. 

Community Benefit: Tools and Resources

Community CatalystNonprofit hospitals are required by the IRS to provide health services or other benefits to low-income communities. Community Catalyst provides tools and resources for grassroots organizations to engage local nonprofit hospitals in addressing unmet community health needs. 

Healthy Community Toolkit

Plan4HealthPlan4Health connects communities across the country, funding work at the intersection of planning and public health. Coalitions work with communities to increase access to healthy food or increase opportunities for active living where residents live, work, and play. Their toolkit provides policies, best practices, checklists for success, and webinars.  

500 Cities: Local Data for Better Health

500 Cities Project

The 500 Cities project provide city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States. It is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation. 

Healthy Communities: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations

Healthy Communities - Elizabeth Sobel Blum

In Healthy Communities: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations, Elizabeth Sobel Blum of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas provides guidance on how financial institutions can invest in improving the social determinants of health in low- and moderate-income communities. 

The Anchor Mission Playbook

Anchor Mission PlaybookAnchor institutions can play a key role for low-income communities by better aligning their institutional resources—like hiring, purchasing, investment, and volunteer base—with community needs. The recommendations for hospitals and health systems in The Anchor Mission Playbook are drawn from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. 

Partner Finder

Healthy Places LogoFind the health and community development organizations nearest to you. Partner Finder helps you take the first steps to identify potential cross-sector partners in improving the health and well-being of your community. Access the Build Healthy Places Network's Partner Finder.

Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities Toolkits

Democracy Collaborative LogoThese toolkits help hospitals and health systems build community wealth through inclusive hiring, investment, and purchasing — and give community developers insights on how to develop partnerships with hospitals. Access the Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities Toolkits

 

Health-Mapping Every ZIP Code in Arizona

Arizona MapThe Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities wanted to learn how things like walkability, access to primary care physicians, housing costs, and poverty rates looked across the state.  So, they mapped 15 health indicators by zip code to identify health disparities and opportunities for positive impact.

November 1, 2016