Healthy communities - Events
The Call for Papers is now open for “Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class,” the 2019 Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference. Abstracts or drafts are due no later than October 9, 2018. The conference will share research on factors influencing the financial and socioeconomic status of individuals and families and is open to research on topics that use various definitions of middle class, as well as papers that speak to relevant issues but do not explicitly use “middle class” in their framing. Of particular interest is research that explores specific challenges and opportunities for specific subgroups, including lower-income, minority, young-adult, elderly, rural or other diverse populations.
This national convening supported Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) implementation, built upon the regulations and guidance, virtual training, and resources already available to the system.
A diverse audience of practitioners attended this conference from across Texas—including health care, community development and financial institutions—to better understand challenges and opportunities around creating and investing in vibrant, healthy, mixed-income communities. It was hosted in Austin, Texas by the Dallas Fed, HousingWorks Austin and Children's Optimal Health.
The Dallas Fed's July 2015 conference in McAllen, “Las Colonias in the 21st Century: Progress Along the Texas–Mexico Border,” highlights its 2015 report presenting opportunities, successes and challenges in the areas of infrastructure, housing, economic opportunity, education and health. The conference provides up-to-date analysis and highlights effective models to strengthen local economies in colonias and other communities across the U.S. that are facing similar challenges.
This November 2014 event brought together national and regional leaders in the health and community development sectors to explore joint efforts for building healthier communities. Sessions focused on frameworks and measurements for assessing how community development projects influence community health. Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, LISC Twin Cities, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, Healthy Futures Fund, Wilder Research, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
What ignites the innovative spark that leads to a promising community development practice? SHIFT INNOVATION, a conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City on Sept. 22-23, 2014, provides an opportunity to interactively share and explore how thinking creatively about community development can unlock new and innovative solutions that can be implemented immediately.
The U.S. spends $2.7 trillion each year on health care—yet we are raising a generation of children who may live shorter and sicker lives than their parents. On June 25 and 26, 2014, the San Francisco Fed, SOCAP, the New York Academy of Medicine and the Building Healthy Places Network convened in NYC to explore the untapped market for improving health. In this streamed video of that event, learn how health systems, social systems and innovative solutions are improving health in low-income communities; meet entrepreneurs and policymakers working at the intersection of finance and health; and hear from organizations whose investments are generating economic gains and improvements in health and well-being.
This Dallas event highlights entrepreneurial approaches to community development and explores the expanding subject of social impact investing. The conference was inspired by the book, Investing in What Works for America's Communities, and was hosted by the Dallas Fed's Community Development department, Citi, Social Impact Architects and Social Venture Partners Dallas.
This conference is the premier training and networking event for community development professionals, including CRA officers, CDFIs, nonprofits and government officials. The 2014 program featured a keynote presentation by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen; innovations in community development policy and practice; CRA examination training; the National Community Development Lending School; and Community development tours of Chicago. Click to watch videos of keynotes, select sessions, and attendee interviews.
Biennially, the San Francisco Fed partners with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund to host the National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference. In 2012, the conference was held in Seattle, WA. Agendas, interviews and videos are available on the San Franscisco Fed's website.