The November 2011 issue of Health Affairs, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), explores how the community development and health sectors can join forces to build healthier neighborhoods. The issue builds on recent collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Federal Reserve System to pursue innovative new ideas and public and private partnerships.
The health sector and community development network—community development finance institutions, real estate developers, banks, city planners, and nonprofit groups—have worked along separate tracks for years. Yet these groups have common goals since better off communities are more likely to be healthier, and healthier communities are more likely to be better off. On both sides there are advantages to joining forces to improve progress toward the goal of healthier, more prosperous communities.
A series of articles in Health Affairs explores, for the first time, how leaders in the health and community development sectors are forging partnerships to transform neighborhoods and improve health.
- 1. How the Health and Community Development Sectors are Combining Forces to Improve Health and Well-Being
- 2. Community Development Efforts Offer a Major Opportunity to Advance Americans' Health
- 3. Partnerships Among Community Development, Public Health, and Health Care Could Improve the Well-Being of Low-Income People
- 4. Despite Obstacles, Considerable Potential Exists for More Robust Federal Policy on Community Development and Health
- 5. Bringing Researchers and Community Developers Together to Revitalize a Public Housing Project and Improve Health
- 6. Community Health Centers and Community Development Financial Institutions
- 7. Training New Community Health, Food Service, and Environmental Protection Workers Could Boost Health, Jobs, and Growth
- 8. The PROMETHEUS Bundled Payment Experiment
- 9. Mayo Clinic Employees Responded to New Requirements for Cost Sharing by Reducing Possibly Unneeded Health Services Use
- 10. Gaps in Residency Training Should be Addressed to Better Prepare Doctors for a Twenty-First-Century Delivery System
- 11. How the National Prevention Council Can Overcome Key Challenges and Improve Americans' Health
- 12. Evolving Brand-Name and Generic Drug Competition May Warrant a Revision of the Hatch-Waxman Act
- 13. Strengthening Children's Oral Health