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We Stand For Prevention And Equity

We Stand for Prevention and Equity is a declaration of the Partnership’s commitment to prevention and equity — just and fair inclusion into a society where all can participate, prosper, and achieve their full potential–to achieve its vision of Healthy People, Healthy Places.

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Public Remarks | Convergence Partnership | 2014

Convergence Partnership Statement about Passage of the Farm Bill and Programs to Improve Access to Healthy Food

The Convergence Partnership responds to the passage of the farm bill and programs to improve access to healthy food. The farm bill includes the authorization of $125 million for the national Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) that helps revitalize communities by bringing in new, vibrant healthy food retail and by creating and preserving quality jobs for local residents. 

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Public Remarks | Convergence Partnership | 2013

The Surgeon General's Call to Action for Walking: A Step in the Right Direction for All Americans

Offers recommendations on prioritizing the walking needs of low-income people and communities of color by advancing equity in all efforts to promote walking; targeting investments in policy and environmental changes strategies that support walkability; addressing safety as a barrier to walkability; and fostering multi-field partnerships and collaboration to expand opportunities for walking.

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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2012

Innovation Fund Information Webinar - July

This informational webinar will provide details about the Innovation Fund application process. The Convergence Partnership invites local and regional philanthropic institutions to submit proposals that will support the launch of new grant making initiatives designed to enhance the built environment and/or expand healthy food access in low-income communities and communities of color in order to...

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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2012

Innovation Fund Information Webinar - June

This informational webinar will provide details about the Innovation Fund application process. The Convergence Partnership invites local and regional philanthropic institutions to submit proposals that will support the launch of new grant making initiatives designed to enhance the built environment and/or expand healthy food access in low-income communities and communities of color in order to...

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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2011

Convergence Partnership Theory of Change Webinar

The Convergence Partnership catalyzes investments and action with a high aim—to create transformational change to achieve its vision of Healthy People, Healthy Places.

A theory of change describes the process of the transformation. This webinar will provide an overview of the Partnership’s theory of change and illustrate the destinations of progress and the route to travel on the way to...

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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2011

Let's Move And Convergence Web Learning Session

Let's Move! is a comprehensive initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation by creating a healthy start for children; empowering parents and caregivers; providing healthy food in schools; improving access to healthy, affordable foods; and increasing physical activity. This webinar is an opportunity to learn about the Let’s...

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Recipes for Change: Healthy Food in Every Community

This report examines opportunities to change the food system to benefit our physical, economic, social, and environmental health. Fueled by research, innovative policies, and grassroots energy, the movement to increase access to healthy foods and to create a sustainable, equitable food system can provide a springboard for public action and local activism.

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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2010

The Art And Science Of Evaluation: Sound Methods For Assessing Policy And Environmental Change

The majority of efforts to improve health focus on healthcare and programmatic and educational strategies. Yet, environmental and policy changes can create long-term sustainable opportunities for health. In the past several years, advocates from multiple fields across the country are implementing innovative projects to foster policy and environmental changes that help create healthy places...

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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2010

Talking About Healthy People In Healthy Places: Linking Values To Policy And Environmental Change

Creating healthy places where people can be healthy requires broad-based policy and environmental change. Developing these changes requires effective communication with others about the importance of healthy, equitable communities. Social science research demonstrates specific techniques for successfully conveying messages. For example, for most people in the U.S., the starting point for...

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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2010

A Path From Hope To Change: Implementing Equity-Focused Principles And Strategies

"Equity: Just and fair inclusion. An equitable society is one in which all can participate and prosper. The goals of equity must be to create conditions that allow all to reach their full potential. In short, equity creates a path from hope to change." - Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink. Creating healthy places is critical to improving the overall health of Americans. Our neighborhoods must...

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