- Who We Are
- What We Do
- Why LISC Phoenix
LISC’s approach to improving health in underserved places is holistic: we promote affordable, green housing, safety, good education, job opportunities and financial stability—all of which factor into the health and wellbeing of a community. But we also target our work to shore up three fundamental resources every neighborhood needs to keep residents well: easy access to primary health care, affordable, nutritious food and safe places to exercise.
We founded the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities alongside Vitalyst Health Foundation and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to dramatically transform Arizona’s communities by creating multi-sector collaborations. This unique approach to healthy communities is to bring the private sector to the table to ensure that banks, health insurers, and health care providers are active partners alongside the government and nonprofit sectors.
Our Health Impact Assessment (HIA) planning tool provides insights and advice about improving health through community design. When used during a planning process, HIAs can evaluate potential health effects and make recommendations to improve health or minimize adverse outcomes before a project is built or a policy is implemented.