THE BACKGROUND Approximately 75 miles southeast of the Black Hills in South Dakota is the 2.1million acre Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home to the Oglala Lakota Nation. The community resides among the grass prairies and
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THE BACKGROUND Located in DeKalb County, the East Lake community is approximately 5 miles east of Downtown Atlanta. By the mid-1990’s, like so many other public housing projects in communities across the U.S., conditions in
Hector Lara Reinvent South Stockton Co-Founder THE BACKGROUND Stockton is a city of over 300,000 diverse residents located in northern California’s Central Valley on the San Joaquin Delta. In the mid-1840s, the city grew as
These factors – the so-called social determinants of health – have a substantial impact on a person's ability to live a healthy life. Families living in substandard, insect- and mold- infested housing are more
National League of Cities: An Imperative for our Time: Defining and Supporting a Well-Being Agenda for Citieswinnetadmin2019-10-30T15:33:42-04:00
Across America, city leaders — not just mayors and other elected leaders, but also philanthropists, business owners and community organization professionals — know that promoting health and well-being is not just about having enough
The rise in rents and mortgage costs in many parts of the country has outpaced incomes, skyrocketing the number of Americans who spend most of their income on housing and squeezing low-income people out
We can improve all these numbers with preventative measures: a healthy diet, regular exercise, no smoking, and moderate alcohol consumption. However, budget-strapped health systems lack the resources to launch wellness programs ambitious enough to effect
The summer often brings us celebrations of family and community. As we gather and share each other’s stories — we often hear tales of someone overcoming obstacles to get to their station in life.
“We have to get the care right—quality health care is a human right—and we have to ensure people have access to that care, but those alone will not create good health for all,” says
“The people who face the toughest time finding an affordable place to live also encounter the most difficulty meeting their health-care needs,” says Tyler Norris, MDiv, chief executive for Well Being Trust, a foundation dedicated