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Do mobile programs perpetuate racial disparities and health inequities?

By Tim Schwantes on November 12th, 2019

After a grassroots community partner questioned the efficacy of a local mobile play program, our senior project officer Tim Schwantes paused for a conversation with the program’s funder to explore tough questions about the long-term impacts of their investments.

How one community trust and eight local leaders are creating a healthier, more livable South Bronx

By Phil Bors on November 6th, 2019

In 2014, the New York Community Trust (NYCT) invested in three South Bronx neighborhoods to help them become healthier places to live. The Healthy and Livable South Bronx initiative was a departure from past grant efforts, which focused more on individual agencies that provided direct services. In partnership with New York State Health Foundation, NYCT […]

Untokening Communities

By Julia Katz on October 24th, 2019

Highlights from the 2019 Untokening gathering in Durham, NC

Nonprofit Affordable Housing Developers

By Josh Sattely on October 10th, 2019

Laying the Foundations for Equitable and Sustainable Communities

Embracing Equity at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference

By Sarah Moore on October 3rd, 2019

Highlights from the 2019 National Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference

A Picture and a Thousand Words

By Phil Bors on September 25th, 2019

Youth share their perspective of their own communities through Photovoice

The Air We Share

By Sarah Moore on September 12th, 2019

How air quality impacts community health, and how we can improve it

Four Culture of Health Prize Communities Share Why They’re Addressing Education as a Social Determinant of Health

By Sarah Strunk on September 5th, 2019

As Healthy Places by Design’s Sarah Moore reflected in her August 15 blog, education is a social determinant of health and one of the strongest indicators of life expectancy. So it’s no wonder that communities across the country are working hard to ensure that all children have an opportunity to thrive. Their lives—and our nation’s […]

Aetna Foundation Grantees Use Virtual Connections for Self-Sustained Learning

By Daijah Street Davis on August 29th, 2019

Aetna Foundation Grantees Use Virtual Connections for Self-Sustained Learning

Education and Community Health

By Sarah Moore on August 15th, 2019

A personal reflection on the relationship between education and place.