Online Program

Case Studies of Community Health Hubs: Examining Community Development Projects that Co-Locate Social Determinants of Health

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Jennifer Miller, PhD, Build Healthy Places Network, Public Health Institute, San Francisco, CA

Innovative community developers nationwide are engaged in revitalization projects in disadvantaged communities, at times with an explicit view to improving health; many of the most exciting efforts integrate two or more social determinants of health within a single project. Such community health hubs multiply the positive impact of community development, creating synergistic benefits for residents. Because these projects are complex, weaving together multiple funding streams, development partners, program and services providers, and community input, the field has identified a need for stories and case studies of successful projects to inspire and offer lessons learned. Through a detailed review of 25 cases spanning the US, this study addresses that gap, identifying common approaches, challenges and solutions, and distinct local conditions for success; we highlight promising practices and identify tools, policies and supports needed by the emerging community development and health field.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Identify community health hubs, and describe challenges, opportunities and innovative approaches involved in successfully developing them.

Keyword(s): Community Development, Public/Private Partnerships

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a senior researcher with the Build Healthy Places Network, which focuses on cross sector collaboration at the intersection of community development and health. I have nearly 15 years' experience on place-based, policy and systems change (environmental) approaches to addressing community health. My current research involves an environmental scan of community development projects addressing multiple social determinants of health through cross-sector partnerships.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.