COMMUNITY INVESTORS MEETING – June 25, 2019
The City of Manchester is at a crossroads. Some neighborhoods and populations are prospering while others are epidemiologically wavering. Close to 100 City leaders and community investors met on June 25th with The Kresge Foundation, known for expanding opportunities in American cities, to learn about the prospect of funding strategies and financing models to improve neighborhood and community health in Manchester.
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Dr. Phyllis Meadows Slide Set and Biography
Anna Thomas Slide Set
Handouts: Bookmark, Data Handout, Rating Score Example, Community Investors Invitation
Greater Manchester Community Health Needs Assessment Full Report: Assessing Manchester’s Urban Advantage – June 2019
Health Outcome and Health Factor Weights
COMMUNITY INVESTING ARTICLES
Healthy Communities Funding Hub Model
Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund
Communities Need Neighborhood Trusts
How Funders Can Help Anchor Institutions Strengthen Local Economies https://www.aecf.org/blog/how-funders-can-help-anchor-institutions-strengthen-local-economies/
City of Manchester Neighborhood Data Dashboards - Coming Soon!
Manchester Ink Link: A Healthy Path Forward: City Leaders, Advocates Gather to Discuss Challenges and Opportunities
Manchester Community Television: Coverage of the Event
Part I https://vimeo.com/344868622
Part II https://vimeo.com/344899374
New Hampshire Union Leader City Matters: Say Ahhhh --- Manchester Gets a Physical
Manchester Neighborhood Health Improvement Strategy
We know that the livability of a neighborhood greatly impacts the health and quality of life of its residents. However, most of our spending as a nation is on health care. The Manchester Neighborhood Health Improvement Strategy (NHIS) aims to transform this approach through neighborhood or place-based changes to create healthy neighborhoods and healthier choices. As a community action plan, the NHIS provides recommendations to maximize the impact of funding, increase resource sharing and partnerships for the greater good, and serve as a “roadmap to health” for the City’s children, families, and neighborhoods.
There are three overarching goals for the NHIS:
- Prevent toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences,
- Attain health equity, and
- Achieve environmental justice.
We are dedicated to making Manchester a “community of opportunity” that allows all to participate, prosper and ultimately reach their full potential. We practice the guiding principle that residents need to be part of the solution along with community partners, and together we share the responsibility of creating healthy neighborhoods. We are also ultimately committed to becoming an intergenerationally-celebrated, welcoming, inclusive and trauma-informed community. Our success will be measured when all Manchester families and residents thrive and give back to the greater good.
For strategy and priority recommendations, please view the Manchester Neighborhood Health Improvement Strategy.
Manchester Community Schools Project
Since 2012, the Manchester Community Schools Project has been working to transform Beech Street Elementary and Gossler Park Elementary Schools into community schools in order to connect neighbors with one another and to needed services during weekday evenings, weekends and summer months. This approach provides educational opportunities for residents of all ages, linkages to physical and mental health services, and access to social services from food and housing through community care coordination via Community Health Workers. Leadership training, adult financial literacy and High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) education, parent workshops, health screenings, and community events are also among the types of services that are being organized through the schools. In addition to Beech Street and Gossler Park Elementary Schools, there are several partner elementary schools involved in the Project, including Bakersville, Henry Wilson, and Parker Varney. This Project has been generously funded by the U.S. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Granite United Way, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Endowment for Health, and the Cogswell Benevolent Trust.
Please review our Selected Highlights of NHIS Work Within Community Schools.