Category Archives: Healthy Communities

Organizations Focused on Children and Creating a Healthier Chicago

Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) continues to be engaged in the System-wide Healthy Communities Initiative  which explores the shared interests and goals of the community development and public health fields, with particular focus on the social determinants of health. … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference

Please join us next month at the Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference on March 23 & 24 in Washington DC. This event happens every other year and brings together a wide array of people from academia, researchers, policymakers, … Continue reading

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Redefining Rustbelt: Cross-City Perspectives on Connecting Health and Community Development

(To view full article with figures, click here) By Robin Newberger, Maude Toussaint-Comeau and Susan Longworth On March 16, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released its 2016 County Health Rankings [1] showing a worsening of conditions in some “rustbelt” counties like … Continue reading

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Healthy Communities – Milwaukee

By Steven Kuehl Building off the 2013 Healthy Communities Chicago Regional Summit, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will be cohosting a conference, “Healthy Communities – Milwaukee,” on December 2, 2014, that explores the converging visions of community and economic … Continue reading

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The Chicago Regional Healthy Communities Summit Explores the Converging Visions of Public Health and Community Development

By: Susan Longworth and Jason Keller A large body of research and evidence demonstrates inextricable linkages between economic success and physical and mental wellbeing in communities. People who live in economically challenged areas endure more stress and demonstrate higher levels … Continue reading

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