USDN Innovation Products on Public Health

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Innovation Lab - Concept Developing and Prototyping: Learning resources to understand the topic.

  • No USDN-Funded Products to Date

Innovation Lab - Refinement: Tools and guides to inform developing programs

  • No USDN-Funded Products to Date 

Adoption Accelerator - Standards Emerging and Scaling: Implementation examples to show how it is being done


Innovation Lab - Concept Developing and Prototyping: Learning resources to understand the topic.

No USDN-Funded Prodcuts to Date. 

Innovation Lab - Refinement: Tools and guides to inform developing programs.

No USDN-Funded Produts to Date. 

Adoption Accelerator - Standards Emerging and Scaling: Implementation examples to show how it is being done.

Healthy Homes Neighborhood Pilot in Newark, NJ: A project to develop and implement scalable strategies for promoting healthier, more energy-efficient homes through a pilot targeting children under six exposed to lead in two target neighborhoods. (Partners for Places, 2019)
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People for Parks - Community School Parks in Los Angeles, CA: A project to open vibrant school playgrounds to the public in underserved Los Angeles; empower low-income residents through enhanced community engagement; and advance local joint-use policies. (Partners for Places, 2019).
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Connecting Shaded Spaces for Public Health in South Florida - Phase II:  A project to provide critical shade along public transit routes in two tree-deprived neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County, FL so that the low-income residents can comfortably walk to – and wait for – the bus. This effort expands the successful Partners for Places-funded SHADE project and makes riding the bus a more viable option, by creating a humane, comfortable and safe waiting experience for the bus rider (Partners for Places, 2016).
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 Farmers’ Markets Help Low-Income Residents Purchase Healthy, Local Food in Minneapolis: A project to strengthen the local food system by helping Minneapolis’ 35 farmers’ markets work together, collect metrics on their impact and conduct a joint “Minneapolis Buy Local” marketing campaign. In addition, the program will expand an innovative program at the West Broadway Farmers Market’s that incentivizes low-income residents to purchase healthy foods by having doctors give patients food prescriptions (Partners for Places, 2016).
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GIS Tool to Integrate Environmental, Social, and Health Data in New Orleans LA: A project to create a GIS tool that collects environmental, social, and health outcome data to better inform the City and developers on how, where, and when to incorporate "green". (Partners for Places, 2015).
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Neighborhood Greening in Louisville KY: A project to implement a neighborhood-scale greening plan in a socioeconomically and environmentally-deprived neighborhood; this project will assess the impact of the natural environment on human health. (Partners for Places, 2015).
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Urban Village Centers in Indianapolis IN: A project to support early action projects in the creation of three vibrant urban village centers in Indianapolis by enhancing livability, opportunity, vitality, and education. (Partners for Places, 2015).
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Wildfire Resiliency Program in Missoula MT: A project to prepare the community to thrive amid increasing summer wildfire smoke and heat by helping Missoulians to be physically, mentally, and economically healthy and resilient. (Partners for Places, 2015).
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Active Transportation for Better Public Health in Tacoma WA: An active transportation program to provide equitable access to sustainable transportation and improve public health. (Partners for Places, 2014). 
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Connecting Shaded Spaces For Public Health in South Florida: A project to create shaded open spaces to promote physical activity in Miami-Dade County. (Partners for Places, 2014). 
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Urban Agriculture Project to Address Health and Food Insecurity in Hamilton ON: An urban agriculture project to address health, sustainable environments, and food insecurity in the McQuesten neighborhood. (Partners for Places, 2014). 
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Clean Air Social Marketing Campaign in Salt Lake City UT: Clean Air Neighborhoods, a neighborhood-based social marketing campaign to help individuals negotiate barriers to alternative transportation. (Partners for Places, 2013).
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Growing, Distributing, and Learning about Fresh Produce in Sarasota FL: A project to enhance access to, awareness about, and sustainable production of fresh produce through integrated community garden improvements, mobile produce delivery, and nutrition education. (Partners for Places, 2013). 
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