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. 

January 10, 2017

Healthy Neighborhoods Roundup #43

Learning Network Highlight

New Project Officer Joins the Healthy Neighborhoods Team

Nupur Chaudhury is the newest member of the Healthy Neighborhoods Team! She joins us from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene where she served as Director of Neighborhood Health Development for the Center for Health Equity. As Program Officer with the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth), Nupur will focus on the Foundation’s priority area of building healthy communities to increase residents’ access to healthy, affordable food options, improve the built environment, and link communities with healthy lifestyle programming. Her central role will be to oversee efforts of the New York City Healthy Neighborhoods communities of Two Bridges, East Harlem, and Niagara Falls. Nupur once served as the Brownsville Partnership’s first Health Coordinator. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Growth and Structure of Cities from Bryn Mawr College, a Master of Urban Planning from New York University, and a Master of Public Health from Columbia University. Healthy Neighborhoods welcomes Nupur and looks forward to the vast knowledge and experience that she will bring to the team.

Learning Opportunities

  • Population Health Summit IV: Working Across Sectors to Address Social Determinants of Health
    Previously Recorded
    Watch a webcast recording of the Population Health Summit to learn about innovative ways that national and New York State leaders are addressing the non-medical determinants of health in their health care and population health activities.
  • The How and Why of Local Government Support for Food Systems
    Previously Recorded
    Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future hosts Michigan State University for Regional Food Systems and the International City-County Management Association for an in-depth discussion about their 2015 national survey of local government leaders on policies, programs, plans, and partnerships that support local food systems.
  • Measuring Impact Effectively & Efficiently
    *New Post* Tuesday, January 24, 3:00 p.m.
    County Health Rankings & Roadmaps will host a webinar on LiveWell Greenville’s (LWG) evaluation structure. This community based approach in partnership with three universities has enabled LWG’s evaluation team to measure impact on a relatively modest budget and has been mutually beneficial to the partnership and universities.

Funding Opportunities


  • Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Grant Announcement
    Application Due: Thursday, February 2, 2017
    The United States Department of Justice released a competitive grant announcement for the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. The goal of the program is to enhance the capacity of local and tribal communities to effectively target and address significant crime issues through collaborative cross-sector approaches that help advance broader neighborhood development goals.
  • BUILD Health Challenge
    Application Due: Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
    Informational Webinar: Tuesday, January 31, 1:00 p.m.
    The BUILD Health Challenge will fund at least 18 communities leveraging hospital-community-public health partnerships to address upstream problems, reduce downstream health care costs, and promote health equity. Awardees will also gain access to an array of coaching and support services, as well as a network of peer communities engaged in similar work.


  • Groundwork USA Program Funding and Technical Assistance
    Letters of Interest Due: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
    Groundwork USA is accepting letters of interest for program funding (up to $200,000) and technical assistance from the National Park Service, United States Environmental Protection Agency, and Groundwork USA to plan, establish, and build the capacity of Groundwork Trust organizations in their communities.
  • NYSHealth’s Conference Support for Healthy Communities
    Rolling Application through Friday, June 30, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
    Healthy Neighborhoods grantees and partners can receive funding to attend and present at local, state, and national conferences through the New York State Health Foundation’s (NYSHealth) Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Communities opportunity. Provision of this support is in alignment with NYSHealth’s key goal to create healthy communities that lead to more New Yorkers of all ages eating healthy food, being physically active, and having access to a range of programs that encourage healthy life choices.

Tools & Resources

  • The Case for Healthy Places: Improving Health Outcomes through Placemaking
    Project for Public Spaces developed a report that categorizes and presents the current evidence based on how placemaking strategies and projects can contribute to improving people’s health. New York-specific case examples of healthy food and play/active recreation are included. The report also addresses how placemaking supports economic prosperity and indicates how leaders can create inclusive strategies that reduce displacement of lower income and vulnerable families as property values increase.
  • Engaging Patients and Communities in the Community Health Needs Assessment Process
    The Health Research & Educational Trust developed a guide that recommends a new approach to engaging community members and patients throughout each step of the Community Health Needs Assessment process.
  • Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities Toolkit: Place-based Investing
    The Democracy Collaborative’s third installment of the toolkit series, Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities, provides hospital and health system leaders with the tools they need to improve the health of the communities they serve. Several case studies show how leading health systems are partnering with low-income communities and providing resources needed to tackle the social and economic determinants of poor health.
  • Cultivating Development: Trends and Opportunities at the Intersection of Food and Real Estate
    The Urban Land Institute released a report that explores the mutually beneficial relationship between food-based amenities and real estate. It highlights how the growing interest and awareness in fresh, local food is spurring innovation in development projects. The report provides research, case studies, and insights for developers, owners, designers, and others involved in real estate decision making.


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