Healthy Communities Posts
Building Healthier Communities That Thrive
Meet the incredible winners of this year's Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize!
Max Vogel-Freedman Reflects on Community Engagement
In this interview with Burness intern Max Vogel-Freedman, Burnessers Jaclyn De Bonis and Lowell Dempsey explore Max's passion for volunteering and why he thinks everyone should get involved in their community.
A Health Lesson Before Moving
Burness intern Kai Curtis explains how the County Health Rankings urged him to look at sidewalks and San Diego in a new light.
Do Something About Something: Making Progress in the Age of Trump
After the November election, Burnesser Adam Zimmerman felt powerless. So he did the only thing he could think of to make that feeling go away: started working for progress in his own community.
“Evicted” Book Review: Eviction Is a Cause—Not Just a Consequence—of Poverty
"Evicted" follows low-income families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. It's a must-read if you care about the growing inequality and poverty in the US.
Seven Communities Take on Timely Challenges in Health
Meet the winners of the 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize!
Can Teamwork Make a Dream Work in Montgomery County?
Montgomery County is home to 88,000 people who are food insecure, which means they don't know when or how they'll get their next meal. A new bill—supported by Burness—aims to change that.
Want to Solve Appalachia’s Problems? Listen to Those Who Live There.
The best ideas to close health gaps in Appalachia come from those who live in the region. We attended the SOAR Innovation Summit in Pikesville, Kentucky, where lots of these local solutions were on display.
County Health Rankings Are in the House
We were thrilled when Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN) took to the House Floor to celebrate Carver County for being named Minnesota's healthiest county in this year's County Health Rankings.
Being Black Is Bad for Your Health
There is a mountain of evidence that being Black or Latino in the U.S. can have adverse affects on one’s health, due, in part, to structural racism. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Harvard Professor David Williams made this point in a recent op-ed.