Linking Community Development and Health

David Erickson of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco discusses how the RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America can help bridge the gap between health and community development. Erickson builds on the RWJF Commission’s initial recommendations to show how community development can improve health. The community development industry—backed by tens of billions of dollars per year—works to improve low-income communities. Erickson calls for the merging of two key approaches—ameliorating the social determinants of health, and revitalizing low-income neighborhoods.

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