Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

The Neighborhood as a Unit of Change for Health: Early Findings from the East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center

Dannefer, R., Wong, B. C., John, P., Gutierrez, J., Brown-Dudley, L., Freeman, K., Roberts, C., Martins, E., Napier, E., Noyes, P., Seoh, H., Bedell, J., Toner, C., Easterling, T., Lopez, J., Manyindo, N., Maybank, K. A.

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Evaluation Report

Organizational Change/ Development
Policy Change/ Development
Economic Stability
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This case study presents findings on place-based initiatives to address social determinants of health and health inequities through the Action Centers in New York City. The Action Centers, hosted by the Health Department, are a way to address community-level social determinants of health by providing low-cost office space to partner organizations and free convening space for events, meetings, and programs. This ultimately increases community members’ access to services, beyond what the Health Department or individual organizations can offer.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Capacity Building, Improve Organizational Infrastructure, Partnership Building, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

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Geographic Area of Implementation

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