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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 discusses 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
"Intersections: Health and the Built Environment" Ideas, statistics and examples for a wide variety of strategies to improve or add buildings and other local infrastructure in ways that help local residents live healthier lives.
"Understanding the Role of Community Development Finance in Improving Access to Healthy Food" A guide for public health practitioners on using community development finance to help increase community access to healthy food.
Health & Community Development: Research Factsheets The Institute created these factsheets on academic research around health issues in low-income communities, including access to healthy foods, community health centers and physical activity for youth.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps This website offers evidence-informed policies, programs and system changes to improve factors we know affect health, from individuals' health behaviors to social and economic factors in the community.
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.