Community Investments

Winter 2010

Community Investments Vol 22, Issue 3
Community-based Strategies for Improving Health and Well-being


This article looks at two initiatives that are taking a local approach to interweave health promotion and community development efforts. These models utilize community-based strategies to improve health outcomes as well as educational, economic, and social outcomes. The first model is Elev8, a national initiative that integrates a range of health and social services into middle-school sites. The second is the Alameda County Public Health Department’s community based approach to addressing health inequities in low-income communities.

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