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Engaging the Community through Health Coalitions

Community engagement is helpful to building healthy communities. One Indiana program is centered around developing a model of collaboration and community engagement to identify and confront health challenges facing residents across the Hoosier state...

United Way of Greater Toledo Is Using Partnerships and Data to Achieve Community Wide Goals

In 2013, the United Way of Greater Toledo (UWGT) embarked on a new approach to goal setting. With the creation of Live United 2020 goals, for the first time, the organization will hold itself accountable for community level goals rather than program...

United Way of Greater Atlanta: Data-Driven Partnerships to Increase Access to Health Care

In a community as large and diverse as Atlanta, the County Health Rankings are a valuable source of data that helps to inform the work of local organizations, including United Way of Greater Atlanta. “The County Health Rankings have been helpful for...

Where everyone chips in to improve health: How United Way of Greater Lafayette helps channel community assets

Fundraising can certainly be a challenge for community health improvement efforts, but in Tippecanoe County, IN, an interconnection of resources has proven to be just as effective as dollars. Healthy Active Tippecanoe , a community initiative...

2014 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winner: Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

Located in northern New Mexico, the Taos Pueblo, a World Heritage Site, is a sovereign nation of 2,500 members within the United States. Living on this land for the past thousand years, tribal members still carry on many of its original traditions—...

2014 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winner: Brownsville, Texas

The city of Brownsville is located on the southernmost tip of Texas, just across the border from Matamoros, Mexico. With a population of nearly 180,000 residents, over 90 percent Hispanic, Brownsville is one of the poorest metro areas in the country...

2014 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winner: Williamson, West Virginia

Two words not normally paired together – coal and sustainability – have been a driving force behind Williamson, West Virginia’s mission to build a Culture of Health. Coal has brought prosperity to the town of Williamson for generations, but as the...

2014 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winner: Durham County, NC

Once the center of the state’s tobacco industry, people have come together in Durham County, North Carolina to tackle the county’s health problems from every angle. For decades, the county has struggled to overcome both racial and socioeconomic...

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