Category: Poverty

Guest Blog: Community Health and Weatherization Take Action on High-Risk Asthma in Low-Income Households of Washington State

April 26, 2016

Caring for a child or family member struggling to breathe can be terrifying. Many of the persistent conditions and triggers for asthma and other respiratory illnesses are found in low-income homes.  To address these conditions Washington State is developing a new partnership between its low-income Weatherization Assistance Program and local community public health services that could bring

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A New Opportunity to Connect Social and Physical Health

January 8, 2016

by Quinton Young, Program Assistant The New Year can always be counted on for new beginnings! The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a new funding opportunity of up to $157 million. This new program, the Accountable Health Communities (AHC) model, addresses the gap between clinical care and community services in the current health care system. This opportunity is

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In Alaska, Community Action works to create affordable housing for residents

May 6, 2015

By Rae Tamblyn May is Community Action Month! Over 1,000 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) work to strategically target the root causes of poverty at the local level and to impact health and economic security on a national scale. Using the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) as a core funding component to leverage private, local, state and federal funding, the CSBG Network has the flexibility

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