Harvesting Health and Hope Through Farmer-Health Care Cooperation

 Many families struggle to secure enough nutritious food for a healthy life. They may skip meals, cut back on the amount or types of foods they eat, or make the difficult decision to pay for necessities like medical care and utilities over food. Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque not only recognizes the vital link between healthy food access and patient outcomes, but they are also putting their community benefit dollars to work on solutions for food-insecure families in their community. Read more

ExploreMoHealth: An Example of How One State is Taking Health Data to the Next Level

Data is the key to diagnosing and addressing some of our region’s most pressing health issues, and by making robust and up-to-date information available to the public, ExploreMOHealth is helping to further the missions of MFH and MHA to improve health and the health care system while also supporting other health related initiatives across the state with data for better decision-making. Read more

Virtual Seminars Provide Training & Dialogue on Building Healthy, Equitable Communities

Presenters and participants of a new virtual series will discuss how law and policy coupled with community power can catalyze new opportunities for everyone to achieve their full health potential. Roughly each month from April to October, a new episode will be released, highlighting one sector of policy that has important implications for children and families, communities, and health equity. Read more

Historic Boost to Funding and the Potential of the Child Care and Development Block Grant

Congress’s bipartisan budget agreement passed in February includes a historic funding increase for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the nation’s largest federal child care assistance program. The additional $5.8 billion for the program over the next two years has enormous benefits for states looking to serve more families and encourage children’s healthy development. Read more

The Institute for People, Place, and Possibility

If you’ve read one of these blog posts, attended a webinar about Community Commons, submitted a support ticket, or opened the newsletter, you’ve interacted with our team at Institute for People, Place, and Possibility – or for short, IP3. Since the inception of Community Commons, there have been a handful of dedicated players working behind the scenes to provide and integrate data, tools, and stories that inspire change and improve communities. One of those integral partners, and co-founding organization, is IP3.

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Continuing Together for the Common Good

Big changes to the Commons are on the horizon, updates to some of our most utilized tools alongside the introduction of new and innovative approaches to community change. But you can be sure that the goal of Community Commons remains the same: we will be the place where data, tools, and stories come together to inspire change and improve communities. Read more

Living in an Immigrant Family in America

Immigration policy has been and continues to be a controversial topic in the U.S. Over the course of the election and since taking office, President Trump has intensified national debate about immigration as he has implemented policies to enhance immigration enforcement and restrict the entry of immigrants from selected countries the Administration believes may pose a threat to the country. Read more