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Community Development

Community Investments Vol 22, Issue 3
Making Up for Lost Time: Forging New Connections between Health and Community Development

Author(s): David Fleming, Hilary Karasz, and Kirsten Wysen, Public Health-Seattle and King County

Winter 2010

Community Investments

New trends in the today’s public health world are making an important case for bringing public health and community development efforts together. These include the changing nature of 21st century preventable disease, the increasing link between health disparities and place, and the early positive evidence from early adopters of combined health and development strategies. Read about specific examples of efforts from King County, Washington that are capitalizing on these changes and simultaneously advancing both health and community development.

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