What happens when a high-need community can't effectively absorb all the aid that flows in? Aliya Hussaini looks at how one organization has helped Austin's Dove Springs community get a handle on all the various programs at work in its schools, playgrounds and neighborhoods.
In community-based public health work, the best laid plans, of course, are just that – plans. They don’t always pan out. Dr. Aliya Hussaini on what our work in Austin's Dove Springs has taught us about pragmatism, flexibility and strong project management.
Kurt Cadena-Mitchell is committed to working himself out of a job. Why? Because a long-term shift in health outcomes for the children living in Austin's Dove Springs neighborhood depends on developing a cadre of community leaders who can do it better.
Effective childhood obesity prevention programs take root when local leaders embrace evidence-based best practices. Aliya Hussaini on what our work in Austin's Dove Springs neighborhood has taught us about establishing trust in high-need, high-advocacy neighborhoods.