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Community Economic Development & Healthcare Playbook

Created by PHI's Build Healthy Places Network and The National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations, this playbook offers a roadmap for community economic developers and social enterprises to partner with health institutions to create career pathways for residents in low-income neighborhoods & BIPOC communities.

  • Colby Dailey, MPP
  • Colleen Flynn, Susanna Penfield, Ruth Thomas-Squance, Frank Woodruff
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How can community developers partner with healthcare institutions to create career pathways in communities of color and low-income neighborhoods?

Created by PHI’s Build Healthy Places Network in collaboration with the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations, the Community Economic Development & Healthcare Playbook offers a roadmap for collaboration between community economic development practitioners and healthcare institutions to create training opportunities, forge career paths, and foster support for local entrepreneurs’ success.

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Partnering with Healthcare to Create Career Pathways

Webinar: Partnering with Healthcare to Create Career Pathways

Join PHI's Build Healthy Places Network for a webinar exploring how community economic development organizations can partner with healthcare institutions to create career pathways in historically-marginalized communities. The webinar will bring together inspiring leaders whose work is showcased in the Community Economic Development & Healthcare Playbook, co-authored by the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations and Build Healthy Places Network.

Learn from local leaders about cross-sector partnerships to create training opportunities, offer career pathways, and leverage assets from health institutions. Be part of the dialogue as speakers discuss strategies for cross-sector partnerships and the unique assets and resources they bring to the table to address the racial wealth gap and health inequities in their communities.

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A Guide to Cross-Sector Partnerships

Find cross-sector strategies, on-the-ground examples, and a four-step pathway to partnerships that are advancing health and wellness in low-income and BIPOC communities across the country.

This playbook can help community economic developers and social enterprises partner with the health sector to:

  • Foster an environment for local entrepreneurs’ success
  • Leverage capital to develop local health facilities
  • Develop training and career pathways that lead to economic mobility
  • Create access to healthy food and advance food sovereignty
  • Leverage assets from health institutions

In addition, public health departments, hospitals, and healthcare systems can use this playbook to learn more about the assets that community economic developers and social enterprises bring to partnerships—and how to leverage these assets for sustained impacts on racial justice and community health.

Originally published by Build Healthy Places Network


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