Investing in Communities to Improve Childhood Opportunity and Well-Being

It is often said that ZIP code is more important than genetic code in determining one’s health and opportunities. If that’s the case, how can pediatricians enable healthy and opportunity-rich environments for all children? A recent article published in the November-December 2021 issue of ScienceDirect presents successful examples of community development efforts targeting child health and opportunity…

|November 15, 2021

A Conversation with Logan Herring, CEO, REACH Riverside

SEASON 3, EPISODE 6
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It all goes back to racist policies and practices. In this episode, hear more about how the Riverside neighborhood is similar to other Black and brown communities, as well as how they are different. Their response to the current reality has focused on a holistic approach for addressing community needs-—particularly creating a forum for teens. Listen

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A Conversation with Jacob Peters, Director of Operations, Bayou District Foundation

SEASON 3, EPISODE 3
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Hear how thoughtful, historic investments in children, affordable housing and all aspects of the social determinants of health are setting up the Bayou District of New Orleans for meaningful recovery. Listen

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A Conversation with Cydney Franklin, President and CEO, Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp.

SEASON 3, EPISODE 2
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Life stressors are something that all of us deal with every single day. But it is well documented that people and families living in poverty face disproportionate and compounding circumstances. In this episode we hear about how in Omaha, Nebraska, the trifecta of crises—health, economic and racial justice—are affecting poor and Black and brown communities. Listen

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AmplifyGR is Driving Change with a Holistic Approach

Building from a rich history, community quarterback AmplifyGR is driving change with a holistic approach to neighborhood revitalization. Working in partnership with residents and a host of organizations, AmplifyGR is focused on cradle-to-college education opportunities, community wellbeing resources, mixed-income housing and economic development. Watch this great video to get to know this community and meet some of the people who are working to make it stronger than ever.

Network Member Leaders Kickoff 10th Annual Purpose Built Communities Conference

Since 2009, Purpose Built Communities has grown from just a handful of place-based holistic initiatives to more than 20 across the country. This network is now home to valuable innovations in community building, tackling racial and health inequities, creating strong cross-sectoral partnerships, and delivering better outcomes for children and families. Hear from some of the leaders who have been living and breathing this work with their community partners and neighbors and the lessons they have learned along the way.