Catalyzing Healthcare and Community Development Partnerships in Rural and Small Cities

Organizer: Build Healthy Places Network

In the United States, we spend nearly $3.5 trillion on medical care each year, with more than 80 percent spent on treating chronic disease — most of which is avoidable and concentrated among those living in low-income communities; those communities often are where community development is already working. What if we changed the paradigm from treating the health consequences of poverty to addressing the poverty and neighborhood conditions themselves?

This interactive session will showcase the Build Healthy Places Network’s new resource, “Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers” and highlight on the ground partnerships and opportunities for healthcare and community developers to work together, specifically in rural and small cities. After presentations from speakers, participants will form groups to discuss opportunities and challenges in developing cross-sector partnerships where they work.


Equitable Development –– Sponsored by ArtPlace America

Catalyzing Healthcare 1 - EBALDC

Catalyzing Healthcare 2 - Health By Design

Catalyzing Healthcare 3 - Build Healthy Places Network

Catalyzing Healthcare 4 - Playbook Slides

Catalyzing Healthcare 5 - Questions

Catalyzing Healthcare 6 - NMCAA

Catalyzing Healthcare 7 - Rural LISC

Catalyzing Healthcare 8 - Spectrum Health