Strengthening Neighborhood Interventions to Alleviate Childhood Poverty

Neighborhood poverty levels are associated with the health status of children and adults. To improve the roots of lifelong health, the authors assess the existing literature and some illustrative case studies to develop strategies that can guide future neighborhood-level interventions. In an article published in Academic Pediatrics, Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel, and other researchers reviewed and assessed the strengths of three neighborhood-level poverty interventions: the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and the Vital Village Network in Boston, Massachusetts, and Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families in Columbus, Ohio. By synthesizing the strengths of each initiative, the authors recommend four strategies that could be adopted by future neighborhood intervention efforts.

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