I promised you in my last post that I'd keep my next one short—so here we go! you'll remember that we explored two examples of how communities intervene to promote health among its members. Well, there is a great foundation based out of the United States that does inspirational (to me, at least) work in promoting and building a framework for healthy communities—and it's called the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
There are a number of great resources and information hosted on their website and I encourage you to take some time to explore it. But I want to direct you to a specific page where they list current and past winners of an award they give to U.S. communities that actively support community health building activities and interventions. You can access that page here.
Below, I've selected two articles hosted on that page for you to explore in case you're not sure where to start:
These articles wonderfully showcase how different community 'players' (non-profits, for-profits, government, individuals and groups) come together to solve community challenges that impact health. While my previous post introduced you to two specific, narrow examples, these articles paint a much broader and more colorful picture of the many different community health building activities and interventions that can be pursued and the problems they address. Maybe you can relate to some of the examples described in these articles because you've also supported similar or the same efforts in your own community. If you have an experience that you want to share, I would love to hear about it.
We'll continue exploring community health building activities and interventions in my next post. Until then, happy reading!