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Stories behind the headlines. Original reporting and/or interviews with Community Benefit and Sustainability leaders

Posted by: | Posted on: September 20, 2013

Call for Nominations: Improving Community Health through Successful Partnerships

Nominate an operational model that is well-established and demonstrates characteristics of successful partnerships. Models of Collaboration Involving Hospitals, Public Health Departments and Others: Improving Community Health through Successful Partnerships will identify, compare and contrast models of collaboration to improve community health and determine the key lessons learned from those experiences.

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Posted by: | Posted on: August 29, 2013

Communication Models to Engage Community

A great story from Community Commons about getting the community involved.

Communication Models to Engage Community

When the Community Healthy Outcomes Team, a group comprised of leadership representing different sectors across Montgomery County in Ohio, conducted a health needs assessment in 2010, the results demanded action.

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Posted by: | Posted on: August 27, 2013

The Marvin: How Intergenerational Programming Enriches Lives of Young and Old

What do you get when you mix senior housing and a childcare center?

Twenty years ago, an ambitious plan to offer services to both children and older adults “under one roof” helped win architect Bruce R. Becker a shot at redeveloping the then-abandoned Marvin School in Norwalk, CT.

Today, the daily presence of 40 preschoolers and 52 older adults in that same building is enriching the lives of both generations….

Originally posted at LeadingAge.org. To read the rest of this great article, go to LeadingAge.org

Posted by: | Posted on: May 17, 2011

HHS launches $100M in grants to fight chronic disease

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has made available more than $100 million in funding for up to 75 community transformation grants. HHS officials said the grants, funded by the Affordable Care Act, are aimed at helping communities reduce chronic diseases.

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