Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s (NCH) Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families (HNHF) strives to expand NCH’s commitment to the health and well-being of all children and families. HNHF is a housing first, holistic, place-based initiative in urban Columbus, Ohio. While locally focused, it is nationally renowned as an anchor institution with experience partnering with a local community development corporation on affordable housing. HNHF has leveraged extensive community engagement and public-private investment to lift up the historically divested population it serves. Now, we are expanding our sphere of influence to include additional neighborhoods. The well-being of children in neighborhoods like Linden has not improved because child health is largely determined by geography and concentrated poverty where children are born and raised. By taking the lessons we’ve learned from our work on Columbus’ South Side, including the use of the My Bridge To Success program, and adapting to input from Linden residents, our plan aims to lift up the neighborhood, specifically in terms of household prosperity and the social determinants of health.

Stories featuring Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community Phase II sought to find and foster the most effective and innovative strategies to accelerate social and economic mobility for working families with low incomes. To do so, we elevated the voices and expertise of families with lived experience, were guided by 14 advisors, and we brought together 20 …

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Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation CommunityMay 3, 2023
Our world has changed. The wave of uncertainty touched off by the pandemic is becoming an ongoing process of relearning how to live, work and care for our families. A powerful national movement for racial justice around the world is making clear that we need a new social contract. Our nation faces a reckoning with …

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BlogJuly 28, 2020
Smiling Family With Parents Giving Children Piggyback Rides In Garden At Home
Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute  Bold Leaders to Advance Innovative Strategies for Families’ Health and Economic Prosperity  Aspen Institute Launches New Partners and Advisors in Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community  Washington, DC – Ascend at the Aspen Institute is proud to announce the new partners and advisors the Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community, Ascend’s initiative for breakthrough innovations and collaborations that position families to reach educational …

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BlogJuly 22, 2020

Convenings Featuring Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Date: June 8, 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
A conversation between powerful pairs of field leaders and innovators as they share insights grounded in experience about 2Gen solutions that will transform families’ lives and communities....
ConveningJune 8, 2021