Developing Healthy Communities

A partnership between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Federal Reserve System explores how the community development and health sectors can work together to improve health and well-being.

    • November 3, 2011

The community development sector strives to impact factors that can make a community vibrant –quality affordable housing, safe streets, well-stocked grocery stores and economic opportunity, for example. People who live in neighborhoods lacking these features are less likely to be healthy, and more likely to suffer from asthma, obesity, stress and other indicators of poor health. Working together, the health and community development sectors have tremendous opportunity to create strong and vibrant communities that support health and healthy choices.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Federal Reserve System have partnered to urge collaboration between the community development and health sectors to improve where we live, learn, work, and play.