Saint Luke's Foundation

A Strong Neighborhood Resources

Welcome! Please check back with us frequently – we look forward to sharing resources with you each quarter that can help you learn about our short-term and long-term program strategies in greater detail. We will also share other general Strong Communities program-related topics of interest. Additionally, we invite you to share resources with us that align with our Strong Communities area. Links to suggested resources can be emailed to Nelson Beckford, Senior Program Officer for A Strong Neighborhood at

Program Strategy Area Resources

Improve Physical Environments

Improve Social Conditions

  • Public Engagement

    Since its inception in 1975, Public Agenda has been working around the country to create the conditions for greater community engagement with public life and a more citizen-centered approach to politics. In this document we offer a brief summary of the essential elements of our evolving approach to this work.

  • Defining Community Capacity: A Framework and Implications from a Comprehensive Community Initiative

    Over the past decade or so, there has been a significant renewed emphasis on community-based approaches to promoting social change and economic development, delivering services, and addressing the needs of people in poverty.

Promote Healthy Community Design

  • Promoting Equity – HIAs

    Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is an important tool for understanding the health implications of proposed policies, plans, or projects on communities.

  • Why Health, Poverty and Community Development are Inseparable-RWJ

    For 40 years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve health and health care for all Americans.

  • Healthy Community Design Fact Sheet

    Healthy community design is planning and designing communities that make it easier for people to live healthy lives. Healthy community design offers important benefits.

Contact our Senior Program Officer for A Strong Neighborhood, Nelson Beckford

If you have questions about this program area or would like more information, call or email Nelson Beckford today.
(216) 431-8010 |

Download our Strong Communities
Program Strategy Information Sheet

We considered how Saint Luke’s Foundation could best use its resources, networks and position to have measurable impact in this community. Our refined approach for our Strong Communities program strategy sets a clear, mission-aligned direction for short-term and long-term outcomes to improve and transform the heath and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Download it here!

Extended Deadline for Superstar nominations (10/27/17)

Know a Superstar? Good news! Deadline for nominations have been extended until Friday, October 27. Click here to be directed to nomination form. The Superstar Award is a $5,000 cash prize awarded to a deserving nominee in Cuyahoga County. The local winner will automatically be included as a finalist for the national Veronica Award.   […]


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