Community Health

Apr 18, 2018
.center {margin: 15px auto; text-align: center; max-width: 760px;} .floatright { float: right; max-width:60%; margin: 30px 0 0 20px !important; } @media screen and (max-width: 550px) { .floatright{ float: none; max-width: 100%; margin: 10px auto; } } Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership Case Study Children, youth and seniors all come out for 4 Corner Friday when they know the streets will be safe and positively activated. By Bob Kehoe Overview
About four years ago, when the forces of gentrification and revitalization of San Francisco’s Market Street shopping district were in full swing, those in the nearby impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood felt a different kind of change. Drug trade in the Tenderloin, already strong before the Market…
Apr 17, 2018
.center {margin: 15px auto; text-align: center; max-width: 760px;} .floatright { float: right; max-width:60%; margin: 30px 0 0 20px !important; } @media screen and (max-width: 550px) { .floatright{ float: none; max-width: 100%; margin: 10px auto; } } Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership Case Study 826 Valencia Tenderloin Center sits on the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street in the heart of the Tenderloin. By Bob Kehoe Overview
With their mission to improve health and safety in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, the Saint Francis Foundation and the Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership and community groups didn’t take long in early 2014 to identify one large impediment to their goals. The Big Boy Market at the…
Apr 17, 2018
.center {margin: 15px auto; text-align: center; max-width: 760px;} .floatright { float: right; max-width:60%; margin: 30px 0 0 20px !important; } @media screen and (max-width: 550px) { .floatright{ float: none; max-width: 100%; margin: 10px auto; } } Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership Case Study Safe Passage Corner Captains and volunteers are local residents who look out for kids and seniors and help make traversing the neighborhood easier. | Photo courtesy of Tenderloin Community Benefit District By Bob Kehoe Overview
Tenderloin residents, particularly children, face an abundance of everyday challenges. Students getting to and from school or after-school programs sometimes have to travel sidewalks crowded with drug dealers and users, the homeless and others. Kate Robinson, program director for the Tenderloin…
Apr 16, 2018
.center {margin: 15px auto; text-align: center; max-width: 760px;} .floatright { float: right; max-width:60%; margin: 30px 0 0 20px !important; } @media screen and (max-width: 550px) { .floatright{ float: none; max-width: 100%; margin: 10px auto; } } Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership Case Study A post-renovation view of Boeddeker Park, featuring the Gold LEAD certified clubhouse, basketball court, walking track and exercise equipment, community garden and the only grass in the neighborhood. By Bob Kehoe Overview
Already starved for open space, San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood had huge flaws in its crown jewel known as Boeddeker Park, which originally opened in 1985. The 1-acre park, once surrounded by black wrought-iron gates, had become overrun by drug dealers, prostitutes and gangs. Police would…
Apr 11, 2018
Held April 25, 2018 The first in the Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities toolkit series by The Democracy Collaborative, Inclusive, Local Hiring: Building the Pipeline to a Healthy Community, explores how health systems can develop an inclusive, local hiring pipeline through creating more…
Feb 1, 2018
Traditionally the month for lovers and all things heart related, February also reminds us to take care of our heart. It is American Heart Month.   The annual celebration began in 1963 to encourage Americans to join the battle against heart disease. A presidential proclamation pays tribute…
Jan 23, 2018
Finalists from Oregon and Massachusetts also Honored   NEW HAVEN, Conn., January 23, 2018 – In honor of the exceptional efforts to build programs that promote engagement, job growth and access to quality health care in its community of New Haven, Yale New Haven Hospital is awarded the…
Jan 10, 2018
January is National Blood Donor Month – an excellent time to make blood donation a New Year’s resolution. The American Red Cross created the January awareness campaign in 1970 to encourage people to donate blood during a time when changing weather, busy holiday schedules, increased cold and flu…
Dec 22, 2017
It’s been an historic year for America’s hospitals and health systems. Congress last night approved a short-term continuing resolution funding the government through Jan. 19. While the bill included some priorities important to the field — it also left unfinished business that we’ll work to address…
Nov 17, 2017
Hospitals and health systems deliver care for people within their communities. However, every community is different. Differences in the characteristics and pre-existing conditions of a patient population impact how a hospital can best serve their locality.
Data and resources on this page provide insight into population health trends, including prevalence of chronic conditions, whether individuals have a regular caregiver, and the rate of uninsured. Additional data points provide insight on readmissions and commonness of preventative health care.