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Can Supporting Community Development Improve Outcomes for the Health Sector?


Over 50 percent of premature deaths in the U.S. can be attributed to preventable non-medical factors, specifically behavioral, environmental, and social conditions. Life expectancy can vary as much as 25 years in communities only a few miles apart. Through its work in areas such as affordable housing, neighborhood quality, and safety, the community development field reduces the need for many high-cost health care interventions, improving the triple bottom line—better care for more people at a more efficient cost.

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Philadelphia City Council Holds Hearings on Redlining Patterns

The Philadelphia Tribune reported on the hearing for Ordinance 180150 introduced by Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Chair of the Committee on Legislative Oversight. “Patterns of racial disparities in the home mortgage and lending industries in Philadelphia continue to come under intense scrutiny as officials call for increased transparency and accountability.

“The system is broken,” Councilman Kenyatta Johnson said after listening to hours of testimony from panelists during a daylong hearing Thursday probing those disparities in home lending.” read more