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Reported Article

Instead of Demolishing, Hospital Lets Homeless Coalition Relocate Houses

When a Wisconsin health care system needed to clear space for a parking lot, it sold the homes for $1 and donated land to move them to.

A senior Black woman wearing top and pants in shades of pink with a dark gray sweater, and wearing a surgical mask, sits in an armchair facing a home healthcare nurse. She is Black, with very short hair and wearing black-rimmed glasses, blue scrub top; also wearing a surgical mask and stethoscope, and carrying a clipboard or tablet. On the wall behind the seated woman is a bright blue artwork.
Practitioner Voice

How States Can Use Medicaid to Address Housing Costs

New federal guidance enables states to use Medicaid dollars to support housing needs.

Reported Article

Lessons from Award-Winning Hospital-Community Partnerships

American Hospital Association’s NOVA awards honor hospitals’ success in addressing social determinants of health.

Reported Article

Getting Competitive Health Care Systems to Work Together For the Community

Although they were serving the same communities, Philadelphia’s nonprofit hospitals weren’t coordinating with each other. A yearslong process aimed to change that. How did the hospitals eventually come together and what lessons can be drawn to inform hospital collaborations elsewhere?

Interview

“Why Would a Hospital Do This?” Shifting Institutional Culture for Health Equity

Hanaa Hamdi is the director of health impact investment strategies and partnerships at New Jersey Community Capital, the state’s largest CDFI. Michellene Davis is the executive vice president and chief […]

COVID

Health Care and Community Development Partnerships in the Time of COVID-19

For health care institutions and community development organizations that focus on low-income communities’ social determinants of health, this year has been a doozy. The concept that a person’s health is […]

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Health

8 Ways to Connect with Your Public Health Department

Tips for community organizations looking to build relationships with local public health departments.

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Health

Forming Partnerships With Public Health Departments, Part 1: Why It’s a Good Idea

What public health practitioners do and why community partners are essential to their goal of health equity.

COVID

Feeding People in a Pandemic

Across the country, community organizations and food-related businesses have found creative ways to provide meals and groceries to low-income people in need.