“Health Affairs” Article Explores Community Development & Health Sector Collaboration

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For the first time, Health Affairs, the nation’s leading journal on health policy thought and research, has dedicated an entire issue to explore the intersection between health and economic and community development. The issue features an article by lead author David Erickson of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and co-author LIIF President & CEO Nancy O. Andrews: “Partnerships Among Community Development, Public Health, And Health Care Could Improve The Well-Being Of Low-Income People.”

In the article, Erickson and Andrews describe how the community development sector’s work supports many of the fundamental building blocks for healthy communities, such as affordable housing, healthy food access and transit-oriented development. The authors go on to propose new ideas to encourage collaboration between the health and community development fields in order to reduce health disparities, encourage economic development and lower the costs of health care.

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Health Affairs, November 2011

Source: Health Affairs