Blog Archives

Increasing Social Connectedness in Rural Settings

By Tim Schwantes on March 29th, 2022

As part of an ongoing virtual learning network series, we recently hosted a conversation with local leaders to discuss rural strategies for social connections. On this particular call, people working in rural areas across many different communities discussed how they address rural isolation and shared ideas to create more connectedness.

Conveners for Health and Equity in Six New York Communities: Community Convener Brian Archie – Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative

By Phil Bors on March 29th, 2022

Check out our latest blog featuring one of six community conveners across the state of New York. Learn the story of how this community came together to create healthy opportunities for its residents.

The Power of Narrative: Bringing People Together to Advance Equity with Jonathan Heller

By Joanne Lee on March 23rd, 2022

As our nation continues to face multiple existential threats – including the pandemic, systemic racism, and civil unrest – we have seen people become divided. In these times when we need to harness cooperative action to solve big issues, what can we do to overcome current polarization?

Facilitating a Learning Network with Humans

By Tim Schwantes on March 9th, 2022

The last two years have been all about “pivoting.” And now we should use this time for “pausing.” Let’s assess what we’re asking of each other before we rush to get back out in the community. How are you bringing more humanity into your work, and not just checking boxes?