Spotlight Section: Health
Arts & Culture, Commercial and Economic Development, Thinking Out Loud—From forging connections between people to supercharging a neighborhood economy, arts and culture have a unique role in supporting community development.
Engaging, Implementing, Arts & Culture—A new program is promoting how these neighborhood institutions can join—and even lead—comprehensive community development initiatives.
Community Cultural Development—Exploring Our Town Profile: How can temporary public art projects help change perceptions about a city’s vacant lots and bolster a developing cultural district?
Affordable Housing—Nearly 60 percent of Americans say that it is challenging to buy or rent affordable quality housing in their community.
Family Income & Assets—A new website is a one-stop shop for resources for programs that mix employment, income support and asset-building services for low-income families.
Asset and Property Management—A report on the benefits of home- and community-based approaches to elderly care, and reasons to expand these programs.
Arts & Culture—A photo essay of programs, projects and people who are changing communities across the country with arts and culture.
Community Safety—A series of how-to articles on the key activities to incorporate public safety into a comprehensive community development initiative, with advice from successful groups around the country.
Organizational Sustainability—A webinar and a list of resources for how nonprofits can avoid common financial traps, including nearly a dozen case studies.
More on Health
Neighborhoods beckon with summer activities An array of community programs in Chicago make summer more fun—and make the neighborhoods better places to be.
At the crossroads of housing and health care Bob Van Meter on how comprehensive community development is uniquely positioned to help short-circuit the link between poverty and poor health.
Improving neighborhood nutrition requires more than food A New York initiative is coupling efforts to improve the supply of healthy food with a broader community development strategy to strengthen neighborhoods.
How to Do It Resources
The Center for Active Design This website provides design guides to promote healthy eating and physical activity in communities, including supplements for affordable housing, safety and sidewalks.
Healthy Food Access Portal A comprehensive website with a wide range of information on strategies and resources to support healthy food retail projects and related policy efforts.
"Connecting Housing and Health Care through Community Development" An article explaining how LISC's Healthy Futures Fund supports the development of community health centers and affordable housing with health services—and linkages between the two.
For more, visit the Health & Wellness section of How To Do It
About the Institute
The LISC Institute for Comprehensive Community Development is designed to share knowledge and resources with LISC staff, local agencies in the LISC network and others who are working in the field of comprehensive community development. The Institute website, trainings, webinars and peer-to-peer support are tools that help practitioners and their partners successfully implement comprehensive community initiatives.