Building Healthy Communities: Case studies of place-based efforts to improve health
The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities initiative is working in 14 sites throughout the state to build the power of local communities to advance health equity. The sites' systems- and policy-change efforts — often focused on prevention — span a wide range of issues, from improving access to healthy food to expanding economic opportunities for residents. The ultimate goal is to scale this local work to have broad, statewide impact.
To inspire more places to embark upon similar efforts, Berkeley Media Studies Group is producing case studies of several BHC sites. The case studies, forthcoming in 2017, will share stories of hard-fought successes, how sites overcame challenges along the way, and lessons learned.