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  • Individual Author: Buitrago, Katie
    Reference Type: Report, Stakeholder Resource
    Year: 2017

    Permanent supportive housing providers interested in diversifying their funding sources may want to consider Medicaid as a way of supporting its services. The complexity involved with administering Medicaid can be a barrier for many PSH providers, however. In response to this issue, Heartland Alliance Health's (previously known as Heartland Health Outreach) Health Neighborhood Demonstration Project is implementing innovative ways to help permanent supportive housing providers benefit from Medicaid funding and improve health outcomes for HAH participants without having to take on the burdens of becoming Medicaid billers. The brief outlines the Health Neighborhood model and implementation, lessons learned, and key considerations for other organizations considering similar partnerships. (Author description)

    Permanent supportive housing providers interested in diversifying their funding sources may want to consider Medicaid as a way of supporting its services. The complexity involved with administering Medicaid can be a barrier for many PSH providers, however. In response to this issue, Heartland Alliance Health's (previously known as Heartland Health Outreach) Health Neighborhood Demonstration Project is implementing innovative ways to help permanent supportive housing providers benefit from Medicaid funding and improve health outcomes for HAH participants without having to take on the burdens of becoming Medicaid billers. The brief outlines the Health Neighborhood model and implementation, lessons learned, and key considerations for other organizations considering similar partnerships. (Author description)

  • Individual Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
    Reference Type: Stakeholder Resource
    Year: 2013

    The purpose of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) Health Equity Resource Toolkit for State Practitioners Addressing Obesity Disparities is to increase the capacity of state health departments and their partners to work with and through communities to implement effective responses to obesity in populations that are facing health disparities. The Toolkit’s primary focus is on how to create policy, systems, and environmental changes that will reduce obesity disparities and achieve health equity. For the purpose of this Toolkit, “policy” refers to procedures or practices that apply to large sectors which can influence complex systems in ways that can improve the health and safety of a population. States are already conducting activities to address obesity across populations. This Toolkit provides guidance on how to supplement and complement existing efforts. It provides evidence-informed and real-world examples of addressing disparities by illustrating how the concepts presented can be promoted...

    The purpose of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) Health Equity Resource Toolkit for State Practitioners Addressing Obesity Disparities is to increase the capacity of state health departments and their partners to work with and through communities to implement effective responses to obesity in populations that are facing health disparities. The Toolkit’s primary focus is on how to create policy, systems, and environmental changes that will reduce obesity disparities and achieve health equity. For the purpose of this Toolkit, “policy” refers to procedures or practices that apply to large sectors which can influence complex systems in ways that can improve the health and safety of a population. States are already conducting activities to address obesity across populations. This Toolkit provides guidance on how to supplement and complement existing efforts. It provides evidence-informed and real-world examples of addressing disparities by illustrating how the concepts presented can be promoted in programs to achieve health equity using three evidence-informed strategies as examples:

    1. Increasing access to fruits and vegetables via healthy food retail with a focus on underserved communities.
    2. Engaging in physical activity that can be achieved by increased opportunities for walking with a focus on the disabled community, and other subpopulations that face disparities.
    3. Decreasing consumption of sugar drinks with an emphasis on access to fresh, potable (clean) water with a particular focus on adolescents and other high consumers.

    Though the Toolkit utilizes these three strategies as examples, the planning and evaluation process described in the Toolkit can be applied to other evidence-informed strategies to control and prevent obesity. (Author introduction)

  • Individual Author: Saasta, Tim; Senty, Kristin
    Reference Type: Stakeholder Resource
    Year: 2009

    Grassroots Grantmakers is a learning network for funders working on community change in the United States and Canada. They convened 50 community organizers and activists to observe organizing efforts in two low-income neighborhoods in Chicago. This report details the infrastructure, investments, time and energy it takes for resident-led organizing to take root and contribute to broader social change efforts. The group found that changes supported by organized neighborhoods are sustainable because they are driven by those with the most at stake--the people who live, work and worship in the neighborhoods. (Author abstract)

    Grassroots Grantmakers is a learning network for funders working on community change in the United States and Canada. They convened 50 community organizers and activists to observe organizing efforts in two low-income neighborhoods in Chicago. This report details the infrastructure, investments, time and energy it takes for resident-led organizing to take root and contribute to broader social change efforts. The group found that changes supported by organized neighborhoods are sustainable because they are driven by those with the most at stake--the people who live, work and worship in the neighborhoods. (Author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Lubell, Jeff; Richardson, Megan
    Reference Type: Stakeholder Resource
    Year: 2009

    This guide outlines how Making Connections communities, at the time of this report, could structure inquiries to government entities to access the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding. The funding would build on the work already in progress through Making Connections. The guide also details how Making Connections policy and strategy work can help cities and states vie for the funds along with what funding is available by type and distribution. (Author abstract)

    This guide outlines how Making Connections communities, at the time of this report, could structure inquiries to government entities to access the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding. The funding would build on the work already in progress through Making Connections. The guide also details how Making Connections policy and strategy work can help cities and states vie for the funds along with what funding is available by type and distribution. (Author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Kramer, Fredrica D.
    Reference Type: Report, Stakeholder Resource
    Year: 2000

    This publication is designed to help TANF [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families] agencies create specific program interventions to serve TANF recipients in place-based (in particular, housing-based) programs that help welfare recipients find and keep jobs. TANF programs increasingly serve welfare recipients with multiple barriers to steady employment, who may require many types of services and interventions. The brief provides an overview of the following topics: supportive work environment, effective use of community connections, support services, staffing, space, and funding. Examples from successful programs are provided. A list of 25 references and 8 resource contacts is included. (author abstract)

    The original hyperlink to this resource has been removed by the publisher. You may obtain a single use PDF by emailing the SSRC at ssrc@opressrc.org.

    This publication is designed to help TANF [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families] agencies create specific program interventions to serve TANF recipients in place-based (in particular, housing-based) programs that help welfare recipients find and keep jobs. TANF programs increasingly serve welfare recipients with multiple barriers to steady employment, who may require many types of services and interventions. The brief provides an overview of the following topics: supportive work environment, effective use of community connections, support services, staffing, space, and funding. Examples from successful programs are provided. A list of 25 references and 8 resource contacts is included. (author abstract)

    The original hyperlink to this resource has been removed by the publisher. You may obtain a single use PDF by emailing the SSRC at ssrc@opressrc.org.