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It’s Not About the Horseshoes

By Tim Schwantes on October 25th, 2017

A few months ago I joined members of the Alamance Wellness Collaborative, a county-wide coalition that Healthy Places by Design supports, on visits to sites around Alamance County, NC. I helped organize this field trip so Collaborative members could learn about different built environment projects co-funded by Impact Alamance and local municipalities. We were learning […]

Building Effective Coalitions for Racial Equity

By Danielle Sherman on October 18th, 2017

Last month, a group of around 500 people and I participated in a webinar covering the launch of the fearlessly groundbreaking Walking Towards Justice Series. It was organized by America Walks and moderated by Charles Brown, Senior Researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center. The first episode of the series addressed race and residential […]

Oregon Community Addresses Homelessness to Improve Community Health

By Tatiana Dierwechter and Sara Hartstein on October 4th, 2017

Quality housing is essential for health and well-being. As the public health community has broadened its understanding and recognition of the social determinants of health (SDOH), affordable housing has become a top priority to advance health equity. However, despite emerging tools for this effort, improving healthy, affordable housing is often a new role for health […]