Waite House: Phillips Community Healthy Living, Impacts and Opportunities: Results from A Discussion of Waite House's Work Under the Phillips Community Healthy Living Initiative

In 2013, Waite House received funding from the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to implement policy, systems, and environmental changes to address health inequities experienced by low-income communities of color living in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. Three coalitions were established through the initiative: the 24th Street Urban Farm Coalition, the Fitness Coalition, and the Healthy Food Access Coalition. In November 2014, a group of 14 project stakeholders were invited to a Ripple Effect Mapping discussion about the project�s impact in the community. The discussion group was made up of members of each of the three coalitions, organizational partners, community residents, micro-grant recipients, and Waite House staff. The discussion was intended to not only provide the participants a chance to consider how successful the project has been in achieving its intended goals, but also to identify the indirect or unexpected project impacts. This document describes the key ideas from the discussion.




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Wilder Topic

Health Equity

Project Information

Health Equity in Prevention

The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota provided funding to organizations through the Health Equity in Prevention initiative to advance health equity through policy, systems, and environmental changes. Wilder Research conducted a review of tools than can assess organizational capacity to advance health equity. Evaluation work included conducting ripple effect mapping discussions with HEiP-funded organizations to understand project impacts. Reports also highlight policy work and lessons learned.

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