Healthy Places 

Community development addresses the root causes of health disparities in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.  Affordable homes, grocery stores in food deserts, community centers with workforce development programs, and small business support are just some of the ways that community developers improve health and well-being. Community developers are partnering with healthcare and public health organizations to improve health are partnering with community developers to support health and well-being in the communities we serve. Nonprofit hospitals' regulatory and financial structures provide incentives for these partnerships.

Creating Career Pathways

Community Economic Development & Healthcare PlaybookWe partnered with Build Healthy Places Network to develop the Community Economic Development & Healthcare Playbook which provides strategies, on-the-ground examples, a 4-step pathway to partnerships to create career paths in disinvested communities, and a look at systemic changes that advance racial justice.

The playbook showcases strategies that are working to support local entrepreneurs, create training and career pathways, leverage capital for local health facilities, improve access to healthy food, and leverage assets from health institutions. Watch the recording of our webinar introducing the playbook. Carey Rothschild of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Ricardo Leon of Metro West Community Development Organization, and Miranda Rodriguez, LISC LA discussed partnerships that are highlighted in the playbook.

Developing Partnerships

Access toolkits, case studies, and other resources to partner with sectors: 

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