From Investing in What Works for America's Communities
Lavizzo-Mourey starts from the proposition that health and community are inextricably linked; therefore community development and health must be partners in planning and building communities. Focusing on the social determinants of health, Lavizzo-Mourey points out that this collaboration goes well beyond health care to the structure and operation of the community. But resources are limited; it is important to use data to inform, prod, and evaluate, and to target spending to what works. Foundations also need to change how they work, increasing collaboration, sharing tools and data, and putting human capital assets more deliberately to work.
Author: Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Date of Publication: August, 2012
Last Updated: August, 2012