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Using Community Health Needs Assessments to Promote Health Equity

Posted by Lauren Stein on June 2, 2016

For many years, the public health field focused on individual behaviors—like a nutritious diet, regular exercise, and a tobacco-free lifestyle—as the key determinants of good health. But more recently the field has increasingly recognized that where we live, learn, work, …

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Evaluation that Supports Community Engagement in Place-based Work

Posted by Giannina Fehler-Cabral on April 13, 2016

From the early days of the community development movement to the federal Promise Neighborhoods program, funders have long understood the importance of place in addressing the needs of vulnerable communities, including health disparities, poor education, and unemployment. Decades of experience …

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Bringing Attention to Nonprofit Displacement Challenges

Posted by Richard Vezina on March 22, 2016

The Bay Area is experiencing a rapid and dramatic increase in commercial real estate costs, with San Francisco recently surpassing Manhattan as the most expensive place to rent office space in the United States. This boom has a lot of …

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Improving Housing & Supports for San Francisco’s Transitional Age Youth

Posted by Aimée Fribourg on January 25, 2016

In the face of an economic boom and the highest housing costs in the country, San Francisco’s homeless population has grown dramatically over the past several years. Data from 2015 show that 20 percent of people who experience homelessness in …

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Promoting New Leaders in the New Year

Posted by Michelle Magee on January 15, 2016

We are delighted to start the year with some exciting changes that reflect the vital contributions of several of our team members to the success and continuing growth of Harder+Company Community Research. Maricela Piña has been named Vice President for …

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