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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...

In Utah, United Way Makes Strong Link Between Education and Health

Education is a key component to health – we know that better educated individuals live longer, healthier lives than those with less education, and their children are more likely to thrive. In Utah, local nonprofits, service providers, community...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey: Multiple Approaches to Building a Culture of Health

According to the 2014 County Health Rankings , Camden County ranked 17th out of 21 counties in New Jersey. United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) is working to change this by transforming the community into a place...

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: 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...

In Pursuit of Fair Lending in Texas

The Texas Impact Education Fund (Texas Impact) is a statewide religious grassroots network of faith-based leaders who have made a commitment to improving the physical, emotional, and social needs of individuals with an emphasis on social justice...

Making Changes by Focusing on What Works

For county health officers, sometimes raising awareness isn’t enough. To make lasting change, focusing on programs and initiatives that are proven to be successful in implementation and enforcement will go a long way to making something stick. That’...

Connecting the Dots in Fulton County, GA: Working Together to Save Lives

According to the 2013 County Health Rankings , Fulton County, Georgia ranks 29 out of 156 on overall health, yet 55,000 adults and 25,000 children in the county suffer from asthma. Tragically some of them die, including most recently, a 10 year old...

Mason County, WA: Building a Roadmap to Better Health by Investing in Education

In Mason County, WA—which ranked 35 out of 39 counties in the state in the 2012 County Health Rankings —a diverse group of partners has come together to boost the community’s educational attainment. Although the county boasts an overall high school...

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