Understanding the Upstream Social Determinants of Health

This paper from RAND Health describes and categories three types of approaches used to examine upstream social determinants of health: social disadvantage approaches, life course approaches, and health equity approaches.

A closer look at mental health in schools during the pandemic

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5 questions for leaders in philanthropy

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4 issues impacting children’s health during the pandemic

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Preparing yourself to center the voices of those impacted by issues

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System-change achievements advocates are making for central Iowa’s kids

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How we can begin to find peace in 2021

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Disconnection matters

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What you should know about homelessness in central Iowa during the pandemic

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Leading system change, even in times of uncertainty

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We must all do our part to be anti-racist

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5 barriers pregnant women in poverty face in getting the care they need

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What I've learned about system-change work during this time of crisis

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We have the resources to build a better food system here in Iowa

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What we should do about COVID-19 racial disparities in Iowa

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How we can increase everyone's access to quality foods

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Approaching storytelling with authentic engagement

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Your town might keep you from meeting your New Year's resolution

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Exploring a new use for the Count the Kicks app through fellow connections

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We all can do better for Iowa’s children and families

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A call to action for Latinx youth

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Housing code for healthier lives

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Connecting systems, connecting families

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Transforming practices to prevent trauma before birth

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Decolonizing every table

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Medicaid makes a difference

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If we're going to reduce trauma and family stress, we have to start at the very beginning

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Latinx youth mental health: Resiliency and its limitations

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What does opportunity look like for Iowa children (and are we doing the right things help them thrive)?

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Housing policy is health policy (and education policy, and economic policy...)

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Taking a new approach - A MIHF board member's perspective

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Mid-Iowa Health Foundation announces new strategic initiative

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A Caring, Connected Community: How Greater Des Moines nonprofits met our needs during the pandemic

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The Intersection of Racial Injustice and Youth Health in Central Iowa

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Champions for Change: A Collective Commitment to Children's Health

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Why aren't kids a policy priority?

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Study: Impact of neighborhood disadvantage on a child’s brain

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The United States Prosperity Index 2021

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Make It Okay messaging in multiple languages

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8 Ways People of Color are Tokenized in Nonprofits

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Building a Trust-Based Philanthropy to Shift Power Back to Communities

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Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap

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Frameworks Institute: Changing the conversation on social issues

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Framing best practices with Topos Partnership

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Systems Change & Deep Equity

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Iowa Coalition for Collective Change

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Iowa Public Health Association

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Cultivating Change: How the HealthConnect Fellowship lifted a network of advocates to improve children's health in central Iowa

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Shifting the Lens: How The ACE Study sparked action to collectively improve our community's health

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National Academy of Medicine

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Grant Makers in Health

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Results-Based Accountability Implementation Guide

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Healthy People 2030

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ACEs Connection

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Addressing Patients' Social Needs: An Emerging Business Case for Provider Investment

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Innovations in Health Equity and Health Philanthropy

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Centers for Disease Control

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Prenatal Strategies to Support Families

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United Way Community Impact Report

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1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative 2020 Report

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2020 One Economy: The Blueprint for Action

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Human Trafficking Awareness for Youth

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Mental and Sexual Health Education for Youth

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Strengthening Medicaid

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Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

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CAMHI4Kids Children's Mental Health System

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Transforming Iowa's Foster Care System to Support Kinship Caregiving

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Community Catalyst System of Advocacy

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The Water of Systems Change

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