Principles for Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities

For work across sectors in low-income communities to improve health and well-being.

From our unique position as a national convener at the intersection of community development and health, the Build Healthy Places Network developed these Principles to articulate shared values across sectors and lift up best practices.

These Principles are derived from a thematic review of mission statements and principles from 35 organizations representing the community development, health, academic, government, finance, and philanthropic sectors. More than 200 respondents provided over 1,800 comments which helped refine the Principles below (read the full history of how these were written).

Read Dr. Douglas Jutte’s introduction to these Principles.

We hope these Principles will frame and guide efforts across sectors working toward achieving an equitable future where fair opportunity is an outcome for all.   

The principles and the details can be found on the Build Healthy Places Network site.

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