Healthy Neighborhoods Roundup

The Healthy Neighborhoods Roundup is a biweekly resource digest to inform healthy communities strategies for New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Fund grantees. With the release of each new Roundup, this page will be updated to reflect the latest content. 

August 8, 2017

Healthy Neighborhoods Roundup #58

Learning Network Highlight

Growing Healthy Food and Friendship in the Bronx

Participants of the June 2017 Healthy Neighborhoods Learning Collaborative meeting will recall stopping by the BronxWorks E. Robert Moore Senior Center in Mott Haven to meet a group of seniors dedicated to healthy eating. The Los Amigos de Moore group tends the garden in front of the center, which is now filled with squash, cilantro, tomatoes, and thyme. Los Amigos seniors also attend gardening and cooking workshops at Hostos Community College and Columbia University to hone their gardening skills. Last year, they taught others how to make Sofrito, a blend of herbs and vegetables used as the flavor base in Latin American cuisines, and created a cook book that includes recipes they made from ingredients in the garden. (Photo credit: BronxWorks).

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Learning Opportunities

  • Voicing Race: Racial Equity Here
    *New Post* Previously Recorded
    Listen to Living Cities’ second episode of its Voicing Race podcast. In this episode, the hosts speak with mayors and city staff participating in the Racial Equity Here initiative about their efforts to combat structural and institutional racism.
  • Using the 500 Cities Measures
    *New Post* Previously Recorded
    Learn how to use city and census-tract level data from the 500 Cities Project on Community Commons.
  • Complementary or in Conflict? Community Organizing and Collective Impact
    *New Post* Previously Recorded
    The 2017 Collective Impact Convening hosted Marshall Ganz as its keynote speaker. View the recording and transcripts as Ganz shares what the collective impact field can learn from decades of research and practice into effective community organizing, social activism, and community change.
  • The Role of Public Health in Complete Streets
    Previously Recorded
    View the full webinar recording and a discussion recap of the Smart Growth America webinar about nine ways that public health can take a more active role in Complete Streets.
  • Creating Pathways to Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults
    Thursday, August 24, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Join County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and the National Association of Counties for a webinar highlighting the data, evidence, and the actions communities can take to create pathways to opportunity for youth..

Funding Opportunities



  • Making Policy Public
    Application Due: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
    The Center for Urban Pedagogy is celebrating its 10th anniversary of Making Policy Public with a call for proposals from community and advocacy organizations to address a policy issue that would benefit from a visual explanation, and where the lack of understanding of this issue is leading to social injustice. Advocates will receive support and resources from CUP, including 1,000 free copies of the foldout poster they produce to distribute to their constituencies.
  • 2017 Environmental Justice Green Jobs for Youth in EJ Areas
    Application Due: Tuesday, September 1, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released a request for applications for community-based organizations (which are non-profits or partnered with a NFP) for job training programs in clean energy, green infrastructure, and urban agriculture for young New Yorkers. Awardees will receive $50,000-$100,000 toward education and training for skills sought by employers in the above fields that demonstrate local and industry demand for the skill set.

Tools & Resources

  • Biking Toward Greater Equity
    David Sandman, New York State Health Foundation’s President and CEO, shares opportunities and challenges associated with ensuring equitable access to and use of bike-share programs. The article highlights the Bedford-Stuyvesant and Two Bridges neighborhoods’ involvement with Citi Bike.
  • The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2016
    The National Complete Streets Coalition shares examples of the best Complete Streets policies in 2016 including the Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study in New York. In this report, the language of eligible policies are evaluated based on a comprehensive policy model that includes ten ideal elements. Learn how jurisdictions incorporated the best practices into their policies and ideas on how to pass an outstanding policy.
  • What Makes Urban Food Policy Happen?
    The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems investigated food policies and shared lessons learned from four cities in Kenya, Brazil, the Netherlands, and the United States, as well as one city-region in Canada. This new resource provides insights into the factors that enable the development and delivery of urban food policies to overcome barriers.
  • Getting Equity Advocacy Results
    PolicyLink’s Getting Equity Advocacy Results tool is designed to help track the progress of equity advocacy. The tool offers benchmarks, frameworks, and measurement strategies to help strengthen effectiveness, identify opportunities to drive change, obtain feedback for improvement, and demonstrate results.


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