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Learn about our partners in improving early screening and detection.
Build Healthy Places Network (BHPN) connects health departments and healthcare organizations to the mission-driven, largely nonprofit community development sector in order to foster cross-sector partnerships and leverage community-centered investments to reduce poverty, improve health, and advance racial equity. Community Development Corporations (CDCs) are neighborhood-level, non profit organizations that implement community projects that improve the health of neighborhoods. Projects range from the development of affordable housing to job training and health services. Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) are private, nonprofit financial institutions that are 100% dedicated to delivering responsible, affordable lending and services to help low-income, low-wealth neighborhoods and persistently marginalized communities of color join the economic mainstream.
Health departments can connect with BHPN to access a vast network of thousands of national and neighborhood-based community development and finance organizations that may be well-positioned as potential partners to tackle the social determinants of health and work toward health and racial equity.
BHPN has a number of tools to support deeper inquiry into the health-related work of community development:
The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment, equality, and social justice. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the Urban League collaborates at the national and local levels with community leaders, policymakers, and corporate partners to elevate the standards of living for African Americans and other historically underserved groups.
With 91 affiliates serving 300 communities in 36 states and the District of Columbia, the Urban League spearheads the development of social programs and authoritative public policy research, and advocate for policies and services that close the equality gap. At the community level, the National Urban League and its affiliates provide direct services that improve the lives of more than two million people annually.
To help African-Americans and others in underserved communities achieve their highest true social parity, economic self- reliance, power, and civil rights. The League promotes economic empowerment through education and job training, housing and community development, workforce development, entrepreneurship, health, and quality of life.
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Every American has access to quality and affordable health care solutions.
To determine whether the National Urban League can help you increase health equity in the communities that you serve, work directly with your CDC Program Consultant. We have established a path through them for us to work with your programs.
To learn more about the National Urban League, visit https://nul.org.
For 20 years, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has made cancer a top priority for policymakers at every level of government by empowering volunteers across the country to make their voices heard to influence evidence-based public policy change that saves lives and reduces the cancer burden. ACS CAN’s partnership with CDC and the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control has been critical to this work, particularly to increase access to lifesaving cancer prevention and early detection services to those who are uninsured or underinsured. Each year ACS CAN advocates to protect and increase funding for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer and Early Detection Program at both the federal and state level to support the program’s education, outreach, screenings and patient navigation services, and advocated strongly to reauthorize the program in 2007.
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