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Community Development Investment Review
The Evolution and Future of the Healthy Communities Movement
Renee Roy Elias
Alison Moore

Over the past four decades, the Healthy Communities movement has transformed traditional definitions and approaches to health. Philanthropic organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies—driven by the disconnect between health spending and health outcomes, the growing awareness of the importance of the social determinants of health, and the need to address poverty as a means of improving health—are leading efforts to ensure that good health is happening where we live, learn, work, and play. This article draws upon an environmental scan of 38 Healthy Communities demonstration programs and provides an overview of the history, progress, and future implications of the Healthy Communities movement.

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Renee Roy Elias & Alison Moore, "The Evolution and Future of the Healthy Communities Movement" , Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Community Development Investment Review, issue 1, pages 081-092, 2017.
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