The Policy Scan uses the Thriving Together Springboard for Equitable Recovery and Resilience as a fundamental framework. A 38-member Policy Council convened to advise the scan and prioritized belonging and civic muscle as key to achieving our collective goals.
It Takes a Village
The Build Healthy Places Network‘s Healthy Neighborhood Investments: A Policy Scan & Strategy Map, created in partnership with Shift Health Accelerator and support provided by the Blue Shield of California Foundation.
- identifies several federal, state, and local policy actions for advancing health and racial equity through cross-sector investments;
- organizes them using the seven vital conditions in the Thriving Together Springboard for Equitable Recovery and Resilience; and
- serves as a tool for community-owned priority setting that reduces inequities and strengthens neighborhood revitalization, with a geographic emphasis on California.
The Policy Scan is a recognition that collaborations of community, health, community development, and local government are trying to clear the same historical and current policy hurdles in pursuit of aligned goals. Community leaders have understood these connections exist, but systematic, structural, and policy barriers have stood in the way of better health for all. This is especially true for BIPOC and other marginalized and disinvested communities. And now it is imperative to advance anti-racism in American laws, policies, and regulations to create community-level conditions that support health and opportunity for everyone.