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A Guiding Light through a Perfect Storm

By Joanne Lee on October 20th, 2020

CHR&R launched a five-part special series with an explicit focus on the intersection of race, racism, and health.

In Defense of Racial Equity Training

By Phil Bors on October 14th, 2020

In a recent blog, Risa Wilkerson highlighted our President’s refusal to denounce violent White supremacists. Since then, the President has used Twitter to attack—rather than defend—Michigan’s governor in response to a plot by White domestic terrorists (so-called “militias”) to kidnap her. The tweets alone are alarming and warrant public recognition. However, what has received far […]

Is America Anti-Racist or Not? Answer with Your Vote.

By Risa Wilkerson on September 30th, 2020

What the next administration does is up to us—who we vote for, what we demand from them, and how we hold them accountable.

Highlights from the 2020 Children & Nature Network Leadership Summit

By Sarah Moore on September 25th, 2020

This week I attended the Children & Nature Network’s 2020 Inside-Out Leadership Summit, a forum where leaders in the movement to connect children with nature can share big ideas and advance action agendas. Although the Summit was originally scheduled as an in-person event in Atlanta, GA, more than 500 attendees adapted to the need to […]

Show Them More than the Money

By Joanne Lee on August 26th, 2020

Now more than ever, organizations need additional and non-traditional supports from funders. New Jersey Health Initiatives has risen to the occasion.

Content Expertise Doesn’t Guarantee Credibility

By Tim Schwantes on August 19th, 2020

A couple years ago, I was in a buffet line prior to a community listening session. A local funder had asked Healthy Places by Design to work directly with community members to develop an advocacy and capacity building plan that aligned with residents’ needs and priorities. I’d been invited to present that night about changes […]

A Conversation with Lamond Daniels

By Sarah Strunk on August 13th, 2020

Lamond Daniels, LCSW, MPA, is Chief of Community Services for the City of Norwalk, CT. In this role, he oversees city departments that directly affect the social well-being and health of Norwalk residents, including Early Childhood, Health, Human Relations & Fair Rent, Library, and Youth Services. With degrees in social work and public administration, previous […]

“Go Slow to Go Fast” Is Still Good Advice, Even in a Pandemic

By Tim Schwantes on July 29th, 2020

The Wellness Collaborative in Alamance County, NC is embracing the COVID-19 slowdown as an opportunity to invest in the future of the community it serves.

The Importance of Defining the Future We Want

By Risa Wilkerson on July 22nd, 2020

Not just the problems we have

20 Cities and Counties Pledge to Advance Health Equity

By Phil Bors on July 15th, 2020

APHA, NACo and Healthy Places by Design to collaborate on capacity-building efforts to accelerate community change