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Episode 13: Advancing Climate Justice
What can U.S. communities learn from countries like the Philippines and Spain about community-based climate adaptation and mitigation? Hear Bethany Howard of Detroit’s Eastside Community Network and Nia Mitchell of C40 Cities share practical lessons for advancing climate justice and health equity in your community. Read a transcript of the discussion.
EPISODE 12: ADVANCING GENDER EQUITY
What can U.S. communities learn from countries like Tunisia and Iceland about building gender equity policies that root out gender gaps to improve health and well-being for all? Hear Chimaraoke Izugbara of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Erin Bromaghim of the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office share practical lessons for incorporating a gender equity lens in your work. Read a transcript of the discussion.
Webinar Recording: Advancing Gender Equity
Episode 11: Connecting Indigenous Knowledge and Practices
How can your community learn with Indigenous peoples from around the world to build a healthier, more sustainable future? Hear Aleena Kawe of Red Star International and Herminia Frias of the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council share practical lessons for cultivating a reciprocal relationship with nature to advance health equity.
Webinar Recording: Connecting Indigenous Knowledge and Practices
EPISODE 10: TAKING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS LOCAL
How can your community advance equity locally while uniting with others to improve health and well-being across the world? Hear from Majestic Lane of the City of Pittsburgh and Tony Pipa of the Brookings Institution about how the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have provided a blueprint for U.S. communities to drive local progress that contributes to global change. Read a transcript of the discussion.
Webinar Recording: Taking the Sustainable Development Goals Local
Episode 9: Advancing Food Justice
What can U.S. communities learn from countries like Brazil and Malawi about building food systems rooted in equity that prevent hunger, improve health and well-being for all, and protect our planet? Hear from Malik Yakini of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and Barbara Gemill-Herren of the “Beacons of Hope” report and Prescott College about how we can all advance food justice. Read a transcript of the discussion.
Learn more: Healthy Food Access
Episode 8: Investing in Nature
The outdoors have become an important refuge for people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. How can investing in nature help us improve health and equity? Hear Catherine Werner of the City of St. Louis and Tim Beatley of Biophilic Cities discuss the creative steps U.S. communities are taking to connect people to nature and boost well-being for all.
Learn more: Public Infrastructure and Health Equity
Episode 7: Taking a Well-Being Approach
Could looking at well-being gains alongside economic growth help us build back better after COVID-19? Hear Lisa Parson of the Wellbeing Project—City of Santa Monica and Katherine Trebeck of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance discuss how communities around the world are reorienting policies, programs and budgets to put the well-being of people and the planet at the center.
Learn more: Advancing Well-Being in an Inequitable World
Episode 6: Action on Health Equity
As we seek to eliminate health gaps in America, what can we learn from progress in other countries? Hear Christine Brown of the World Health Organization Europe and Michael Rodriguez, MD, MPH, of the Health Equity Network of the Americas discuss how countries throughout the Americas and Europe are identifying and addressing drivers of inequity, and what actions you can take in your community.
Webinar Recording: Action on Health Equity
Christine Brown of the World Health Organization Europe, Michael Rodriguez, MD, MPH, of the Health Equity Network of the Americas, and RWJF Director Karabi Acharya, ScD, discussed what we can learn from other countries about advancing health equity in the United States.
Learn more: Health Equity: What We Can Learn from the World
EPISODE 5: Solutions for Social Isolation
We often think of social isolation as something people experience as they get older. Yet people at all ages and stages of life can feel cut off or like they don’t belong. Oswaldo Mestre, Jr., chief service officer and director of citizen services for the City of Buffalo in New York, and Stephanie Allen, executive director of United Way of Mat-Su in Alaska, discuss strategies they’re adapting from Canada and Iceland to increase meaningful social connections in their communities to improve health and well-being.
Webinar Recording: Solutions for Social Isolation
EPISODE 4: How Can Data Help Build Community Leaders?
After traveling the globe, Abby C. King, PhD, professor of health research and policy, Stanford Prevention Research Center and Steven Sumner, MD, medical epidemiologist in the division of violence prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discuss what we can learn from other countries about using data to help community leaders improve health and well-being, and share stories of successful data collection and community engagement programs from abroad that are now being used in U.S. communities.
Webinar Recording: How Can Data Help Build Community Leaders?
EPISODE 3: Building Inclusive Healthy Places
After traveling the globe, Shin-pei Tsay of Gehl Institute and Stephanie Gidigbi of NRDC discuss what we can learn from other countries about making public spaces more welcoming to all, and share a new approach for how to cultivate public spaces that are inclusive and support well-being.
Webinar Recording: Building Inclusive Healthy Places
EPISODE 2: Connecting Youth
Hear from Angela Venza of International Youth Foundation, Lashon Amado from Opportunity Youth United and Melissa Sawyer of the Youth Empowerment Project in New Orleans about how Latin America connects young adults to jobs and education--and what we can learn from those efforts to help put our youth on a path to healthy and successful lives.
Webinar Recording—Connecting Youth
Listen to International Youth Foundation’s Angela Venza, Opportunity Youth United’s Lashon Amado, Youth Empowerment Project’s Melissa Sawyer and RWJF Director Karabi Acharya discussed promising ideas from Latin America that can be adapted to expand opportunities for youth in the United States.
Learn more: Empowering Youth with Lessons from Abroad
EPISODE 1: Transforming Health Care
Listen to Krishna Udayakumar, MD, executive director of Innovations in Healthcare and head of Global Innovation for Duke Health and Corey Siegel, MD, director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and co-chair of IBD Qorus as they discuss what we can learn from abroad as we work to transform health care, and hear how U.S. doctors and patients—inspired by efforts in Sweden—are working together to co-produce care.
Webinar Recording—Transforming Health Care
An urban alchemist-turned-funder shares reflections on where we’ve been and where we’re headed with the movement for environmental justice in the U.S. and abroad.Read the blog
RWJF is observing, testing ideas, and exploring how to integrate insights from around the world into how we build and measure a Culture of Health across the United States.Read the blog
Three RWJF-supported reports offer important insights, lessons, and solutions that we can adapt and learn from to advance health equity in the United States.Read more
Social connections can significantly affect our health and well-being. Inspired by creative approaches abroad, communities across the U.S. are taking steps to reduce social isolation.Read the blog
Inclusive public spaces for all are a central part of healthy, resilient communities. A framework can help planners ensure that processes for shaping these spaces lead to design decisions that promote equity.Read the blog
Looking abroad for inspiration and solutions to provide the millions of youth in America, who are not in school or work, with opportunities to lead healthy, productive lives.Read the blog
Disease registries designed to support clinical research can be re-imagined to create a new and more effective kind of patient-centered care. Just take a look at Sweden.Read the blog