LIIF Testifies to RWJF Commission on Building Healthy Communities

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Nancy O. Andrews, President and CEO of the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), testified to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Commission to Build a Healthier America on Wednesday, June 19 in Washington, D.C. Sharing innovative ideas on what works to support healthy neighborhoods and families and increase economic opportunity, Ms. Andrews’ testimony contributed to the Commission’s thinking on how to improve health in America’s communities and support early childhood development. Her testimony drew on the core ideas put forth in the recent book Investing in What Works for America’s Communities.

Guest speakers included:

  • Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Commission Co-Chairs Mark McClellan and Alice M. Rivlin, The Brookings Institution
  • Commission Staff Director David R. Williams, Harvard University
  • Jack P. Shonkoff, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
  • David Erickson, Center for Community Development Investments, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Arthur J. Rolnick, Human Capital Research Collaborative, University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Elisabeth D. Babcock, Crittenton Women’s Union
  • Jessie Rasmussen, Buffett Early Childhood Fund
  • Nancy O. Andrews, Low Income Investment Fund
  • David W. Fleming, Department of Public Health, Seattle & King County
  • Laura J. Trudeau, The Kresge Foundation
  • Paula Braveman, Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco
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