IOM Workshop: Financing Population Health

The Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement convened a workshop in 2014 to explore the range of resources that might be able to provide a secure funding stream for non-clinical actions to enhance health. This report discusses the return on investment, the value of investing in population-based interventions, and possible sources of funding […]

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FDBSF Panel on Community Development and Health Impact

In this video, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco moderates a discussion about building a healthy community, in which they ask a panel of national experts about building a health impact economy. View the Video San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank. (2013). Panel #1: What Does It Mean to Build a Health Impact Economy? Youtube.com. Available […]

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CDFI Fund Presentation: History of the CDFI Fund

The CDFI Fund produced this 4-minute video to provide a history of the fund during its 20th anniversary in 2015. View the video. Opportunity Finance Network. (2015). CDFIs making history CDFI fund. Youtube.com. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnoWVbD4MzSZ5CvcEIuk2Zw

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CDFI Coalition Institute 2015 Keynote Address

2015 marked the 20th anniversary of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. The Keynote Address from the CDFI Fund Director provides an important reflection on the important work of CDFIs, and the pivotal role they can play in the next decades. View the keynote address. Donovan, A. (2015). Keynote address by director Annie Donovan at […]

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Best Practices in Partnering with CDFIs

This report documents a range of best practices developed among State Small Business Credit Initiatives (SSBCIs), as they work with economic development agencies and Community Development Financial Institutions. This paper is intended to serve as a resource for state program managers and CDFIs in their mutual goals. View the full report. State Small Business Credit […]

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Community Development Investment Review: Community Health Centers

Just as CDFI investment into community development is an important contributor in the improvement of the social determinants of health in a community, so too are health services an important contributor to the community development outcomes of CDFIs. The Community Development Investment Review documents this important linkage, through an article that highlights the role of […]

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How the Health and Community Development Sectors are Combining Forces to Improve Health and Well-being

In recognition of the importance of community development upon the social determinants of health, the President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Director of the Federal Reserve Board’s Division of Consumer and Community Affairs jointly author this HealthAffairs article.   This article underscores the mutual aims of the health and community development sectors. View […]

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CDFI Fund: Investing in the Future

The U.S. Department of the Treasury established the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund in 1994, in order to grow a nationwide network of institutions focused on community development finance in low-income areas. The annual report of the CDFI Fund provides insight into the state of the field as community development investments work to meet the […]

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A Catalyst for Improving Social Outcomes

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco explores the role of Community Development Financial Institutions as Catalysts for Improving Social Outcomes. This article discusses how CDFIs can use a logic model to effectively community their role as catalysts for improving social outcomes in underserved communities. View the article here. Rausch E. CDFIs as Catalysts for Improving […]

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Future of Community Development

Investing in What Works for America’s Communities is a joint project of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Low Income Investment Fund. This paper by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University appears in the book, and explores the potential of comprehensive community development. Future of Community Development von Hoffman, […]

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