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Brian G. Dowling

National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. - 0 views

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    Community Health Centers serve the primary health care needs of more than 22 million patients in over 9,000 locations across America. They play a crucial role in the nation's health care system, providing affordable health services for millions of uninsured, the working poor and newly jobless Americans. Health centers are good for the country. They lower overall health care costs, improve the health of their patients and generate economic opportunities in the communities they serve by providing jobs and training for local people. Community Health Centers create savings in health care every time a patient opts for an exam and treatment at the first sign of a health issue instead of waiting until a costly emergency room visit or hospitalization is the only option. Each health center takes a tailored approach to meet the unique needs of the people in its surrounding community. That local approach to health care, combined with an emphasis on comprehensive preventative care, generates $24 billion in annual savings to the health care system - for the American taxpayer, local, state and federal governments and public and private payers alike.
Brian G. Dowling

Bridging Health & Community - 1 views

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    We're innovators. We're curious. And we're dissatisfied with the status quo. We're dedicated to strengthening the field of practice that bridges health and communities. Bridging Health & Community aims to transform how we approach health so that it goes beyond health care and public health to include fostering community agency. Based in Seattle, WA, with an office in London, UK, we do our field-building work through convening and coaching. We share the fruits of our work with a view to further describing and strengthening the field of practice that bridges the health sector and those that foster community agency. We met through the Creating Health Collaborative, an international group of innovators exploring health from the perspective of communities. By sharing our work through the Collaborative, we learned of the critical link between a community's ability to make purposeful choices and its health.
Brian G. Dowling

Health Happens Here at The California Museum - The California Museum - 0 views

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    Did you know your zip code can predict how long and how well you live? Learn why in the all-new multimedia exhibit "Health Happens Here." Discover what Californians are doing to build health in communities across the state in this interactive journey through all the places and all the ways health happens in California. Through a series of high-tech games and interactive stations, visitors explore key factors that affect health beyond traditional diet and exercise while earning points that can be donated to 1 of 10 charities to make health happen for all Californians. Engaging and educational fun for the entire family, "Health Happens Here" was developed in partnership with The California Endowment and is a national award-winning, ongoing signature exhibit -- only at The California Museum.
Brian G. Dowling

Wellesley Urban Health Model | Wellesley Institute - 0 views

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    Wellesley Institute works in research and policy to improve health and health equity in the GTA through action on the social determinants of health. Vision: A healthier and more equitable Greater Toronto Area for all. Mission: Advance population health and reduce health inequities by driving change on the so­cial determinants of health through applied research, effective policy solutions, knowledge mobilization, and innovation.
Brian G. Dowling

Home | World Health Innovation Summit - 0 views

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    Together, We Inspire" - WORLD HEALTH INNOVATION SUMMIT   We want the best health care system in the world, we want the most efficient and effective system so everyone benefits.   How do we achieve this?   By working together, collaborating and sharing knowledge like never before to improve healthcare for all.   The World Health Organisation 1946 defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity'.   The WHO determinants of health are: - the social and economic environment - the physical environment, and - the persons individuals characteristics and behaviours  
Brian G. Dowling

Home - Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach - 0 views

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    The mission of the collaborative is to reduce health disparities and improve community health overall through systemic changes fueled by adult and youth resident engagement, collaboration and resource sharing, and strategic communication about community needs and solutions.
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NCoC: Civic Health Index - 0 views

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    NCoC's Civic Health Index elevates the discussion of our nation's civic health. We work with national, state, and city partners to measure how much people trust their neighbors, are active in their communities, and interact with their government. By measuring a wide variety of civic indicators, we educate Americans about our civic life and motivate people to strengthen it.  As civic health data becomes an increasing part of the dialogue around which policymakers, communities, and the media talk about civic life, the index is increasing in its scope and specificity to the state, city, and demographic levels.
Brian G. Dowling

Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index - 0 views

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    The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index® is the first-ever daily assessment of U.S. residents' health and well-being. By interviewing at least 1,000 U.S. adults every day, the Well-Being Index provides real-time measurement and insights needed to improve health, increase productivity, and lower healthcare costs. Public and private sector leaders use data on life evaluation, physical health, emotional health, healthy behavior, work environment, and basic access to develop and prioritize strategies to help their communities thrive and grow. Journalists, academics, and medical experts benefit from this unprecedented resource of health statistics and behavioral economic data to inform their research and reporting.
Brian G. Dowling

CDC - Healthy Places - Healthy Community Design Checklist Toolkit - 0 views

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    This toolkit can help planners, public health professionals, and the general public include health in the community planning process. Developed in partnership between the American Planning Association's Planning and Community Health Research Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy Community Design Initiative, the toolkit is composed of four elements that work together to achieve this goal:
Brian G. Dowling

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) Facebook - 0 views

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    BALLE believes in the power of local businesses to transform communities for the better by working cooperatively toward a shared vision. We imagine cities and towns of every size and political stripe engaged in shared learning to build community assets like sustainable agriculture, green building, renewable energy, community capital, zero-waste manufacturing and independent retail - what we call the building blocks of Living Economies. We envision a time when local economies not only generate community wealth, but also are catalysts for civic action, social diversity and ecological health -- for sustainable communities.
Brian G. Dowling

Table of Contents | Community Tool Box - 0 views

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    The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. Our mission is to promote community health and development by connecting people, ideas, and resources.
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The Creating Health Collaborative - 0 views

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    The Creating Health Collaborative is a group of innovators working individually to understand and create health 'beyond the lens of health care'. The Collaborative is run by a nine-person Executive that believes our struggle to meet the growing demand for care is underpinned by an inability to see health as more than just 'the absence of disease'.
Brian G. Dowling

The Creating Health Collaborative Pritpal S Tamber - 0 views

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    I am a doctor and I work as an innovation consultant with a specific focus on the rapidly evolving information and technology landscape in health care. I'm also the Founder of the Creating Health Collaborative. Market 1.jpg At its heart, health care is an information business but gone are the days when a few medical journals passively influenced the delivery of care. Driven by technology and fuelled by greater societal expectations, health care is embracing information as an active player in improving care while reducing costs. 
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The California Endowment - 0 views

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    The California Endowment was established in 1996 as a result of Blue Cross of California's creation of its for-profit subsidiary, WellPoint Health Networks. Since then, we've invested in health broadly, from strengthening the safety net for families struggling with poverty to diversifying the health care workforce. The lessons learned from early investments were the genesis for Health Happens Here and the 10-year, $1 billion Building Healthy Communities plan, in which residents in 14 places are working to transform their neighborhoods
Brian G. Dowling

The Philips Center for health and well-being - 4 views

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      The sponsors of the EIU Liveanomics Study and sponsors of the Creating Healthy and Livable Communities group on LinkedIn.
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      Related blog post http://bit.ly/qXggrn
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      Related wiki post http://bit.ly/nKYXWt 
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The Philips Center for Health & Well-being recognizes that the importance of good health and staying free from illness is understood by everyone. Well-being refers to a general sense of enjoying life and feeling fulfilled, safe and secure. Well-being also refers to the sense of comfort, safety and security people feel in their environment. Global themes that the Center will analyze include the impact of societal and demographic trends on healthcare systems, and investigating how cities will expand due to the rapid global urbanization.
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    The Philips Center for Health and Well-being is a knowledge-sharing forum that provides a focal point to raise the level of discussion on what matters most to citizens and communities. The Center will bring together experts for dialogue and debate aimed at overcoming barriers and identifying possible solutions for meaningful change that can improve people's overall health and well-being.
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Planning and Community Health Center - 0 views

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    The Planning and Community Health Center focuses its efforts into projects and policies that prioritize active living, food systems, and health in all planning policies.
Brian G. Dowling

Public Lab: a DIY environmental science community - 1 views

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    The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab) is a community -- supported by a 501(c)3 non-profit -- which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation. By democratizing inexpensive and accessible Do-It-Yourself techniques, Public Lab creates a collaborative network of practitioners who actively re-imagine the human relationship with the environment. The core Public Lab program is focused on "civic science" in which we research open source hardware and software tools and methods to generate knowledge and share data about community environmental health. Our goal is to increase the ability of underserved communities to identify, redress, remediate, and create awareness and accountability around environmental concerns. Public Lab achieves this by providing online and offline training, education and support, and by focusing on locally-relevant outcomes that emphasize human capacity and understanding.
Brian G. Dowling

About HELP | Health Empowerment Leverage Project - 0 views

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    HELP was commissioned by the Department of Health to show how community development (CD) can be harnessed in the NHS. It introduced a cost-benefit model for calculating the health and other benefits of community development
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Agenda Spotlight: Placemaking and Health - Project for Public Spaces - 0 views

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    There is growing evidence showing that place impacts people's health on multiple scales. From obesity and chronic disease to depression, social isolation, and increased exposure to environmental toxins and pollutants, the world faces very different health challenges today than it has in the past, and many of these challenges are directly related to how our public spaces are designed and operated.
Brian G. Dowling

» Projects and Initiatives - 1 views

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    Plan4Health is launching in neighborhoods, cities, and counties across the United States, funding work at the intersection of planning and public health. Anchored by American Planning Association (APA) chapters and American Public Health Association (APHA) affiliate members, Plan4Health supports creative partnerships to build sustainable, cross-sector coalitions. Each coalition is committed to increasing health equity through nutrition or physical activity. And, each coalition is dedicated to meeting the needs of residents where they live, work, or play.
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