More on Health
A New View of Health Community Health Advocates bring resources and build relationships that improve the health and wellness of residents.
Community development’s unseen benefit? Good health Building better communities helps residents live longer, stronger lives. That simple fact brings a whole new perspective to our work.
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.
Community Development = Healthy Neighborhoods: On Sept 30, an online panel discussed the link between where people live and health, and how community developers can have an impact, from active living to affordable housing.
How to Do It Resources
Community Commons Created for organizations and people working for healthy, sustainable and livable communities, this website is an "interactive mapping, networking and learning utility."
Understanding Health Reform A website for consumers and employers with a wide range of useful information about the Affordable Care Act.
DASH – NY Database for Obesity Prevention Policies and Evidence This searchable database has policies and academic research on a wide array of issues and topics that impact obesity at the community level.
"Helping neighbors plan their own communities' future: a model for inclusive revitalization" An NRDC blog post on green communities, LEED for Neighborhood Development, and planning by LISC and others that incorporates sustainability.
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.