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Building Healthy Communities, South Kern

In this post, Annalisa Robles illustrates how policies can bias against rural communities and how the people of South Kern, CA, are organizing – often to achieve the basics

Practicing Agency: The ‘Art’ of the How (Symposium 2017)

In this post, Nicolle Bennett looks at the role of the arts in fostering individual and community agency, and explains her role as a documentarian at the 2017 symposium

Navigating Power in Health and Community Partnerships

In this post, Jeanne Ayers of the Minnesota Department of Health describes her journey from frustrated public health practitioner to establishing the Triple Aim of Health Equity

Symposium 2017: Announcing our 40 Presenters

In this post, we announce the 40 people who’ll be sharing their experiences and perspectives through two case examples and six breakouts

Symposium 2017: Facilitating Connections

In this post, Bridget B Kelly, Co-Founder of Bridging Health & Community, describes how we’ll be helping symposium participants connect with each other

Think, Link and Do – Building Just Communities through Collaboration

In this post, Alyssa Bryson and Katherine Mella of MIT CoLab describe how wellness-based development is a cornerstone of a just economy, and how it requires a ‘think, link and do’ approach

The Bronx Healthy Buildings Program

In this post, Maggie Tishman of the Bronx Healthy Buildings Program shares the sheer complexity of going ‘upstream’ as a taste of what we’ll hear at the May symposium

Symposium 2017: The ‘Setting the Stage’ Session

In this post, Bridget Kelly, Co-Founder of Bridging Health & Community, describes the ‘setting the stage’ session at the forthcoming symposium, and how its themes will resonate through the two days

Symposium 2017: Who Are You, Really?

In this post, Leigh Carroll, a member of the Planning Committee of the forthcoming symposium, describes some of the relationship-building activities that we’ll be weaving into the agenda, and why

How UnitedHealthcare is Connecting Federal to Local

In this post, we hear from Michael B Roaldi of UnitedHealthcare Community and State on how they’re using Federal money for innovation to create new community collaborations

Symposium 2017: A Candid Conversation About Failure: Part II

Carl Baty, Executive Director of Rounding The Bases, describes how healing is about being able to express yourself, about people listening, and about acknowledging that what happened to you was not right

Symposium 2017: A Candid Conversation About Failure: Part I

S Leonard Syme, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and Community Health at the Berkeley School of Public Health, describes how his profession has failed to apply what it has learned about social risk factors
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