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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2010

Successful Partnerships: Strategies For Multi-Field And Cross-Sector Collaborations

Health and place are inextricably linked. People are healthy when the places they live in support health. But the systems that shape communities and health are complex, from how food is grown, processed, distributed, and sold to how neighborhoods are built to the transportation systems that serve them. Creating healthy, equitable communities requires the broad expertise and influence of...

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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2010

Utilizing Environmental And Policy Change Strategies

People thrive when they earn living wages and live in communities with parks and playgrounds, grocery stores selling nutritious food, and neighbors who know one another. Without a healthy environment, people are more likely to suffer from obesity or one of the many chronic diseases plaguing the United States: diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Preventing disease and creating healthy...

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The Transportation Prescription: Bold New Ideas for Healthy, Equitable Transportation Reform in America

This report how healthy, equitable transportation policies can improve the quality of life for everyone, and in particular for vulnerable communities. This report demonstrates that transportation policy is, in effect, health policy—and environmental policy, food policy, employment policy, and metropolitan development policy, each of which bears on health independently and in concert with the...

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Public Remarks | Convergence Partnership | 2009

Public CEO Letter

This letter was released by CEO's of the Partnership's member organizations and addresses the need for prevention measures in health care reform.

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Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research

An edited volume, published by PolicyLink and Prevention Institute, with in-depth information on the intersection of transportation, equity and health. The publication is composed of chapters written by leading academics and advocates from across the nation covering topics from public transportation, walking and bicycling, to safety and economic development. The book highlights key policy...

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Promising Strategies for Creating Healthy Eating and Active Living Environments

This report offers a comprehensive and cross-cutting review of policy, strategy, and program recommendations to realize the vision of healthy people in healthy places. This review draws from the most prominent and promising strategies for change at national, state, and local levels. This document has been created to encourage further discussions and serve as a catalyst for practitioners,...

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