Blueprint for a Healthier America

FavoriteThis report, produced by the Trust for America’s Health with support from several foundations including Kresge, calls for a new approach to health which prioritizes improving health and addressing major epidemics in the United States. The report highlights pressing crises and how investments could yield positive returns on investment by adopting proven health strategies, such as substance use prevention, programs to promote physical activity and connecting health and social services.

Children’s Futures: Lessons From a Second-Generation Community Change Initiative

FavoriteChildren’s Futures is a 10-year, Trenton, NJ initiative to improve the health and well-being of children zero to three years and ensure that they are ready for school. This paper, written by the evaluator and the Foundation’s program and evaluation officers for Children’s Futures, describes the initiative’s first five years, the lessons learned, and the tradeoffs made when conscious choices were made to avoid the pitfalls of earlier CCIs.