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Powering collective action to support healthier communities 

Population Change Institute

Today systemic inequities are holding communities back

Place-based initiatives offer a path to better outcomes for people, children, and families – bringing together public, private, and nonprofit organizations with community members to address systemic challenges and break down barriers to opportunity.

Place-Based Initiatives

Recognizing that population change cannot be achieved through any one organization or group, the PopChange Institute takes a multi-faceted approach to our work. Our services, outlined below and responsive to the gaps identified by practitioners, focus on strengthening communities’  capacity, networks, and the field of place-based population change. As our partners come to us at different points along their own journeys of learning, growth, and development, these services can be adapted and targeted to best meet their evolving and emerging needs. Together, these services work to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of place-based population change initiatives, which in turn accelerates equitable, resident-led social change.

What are place-based initiatives? 

Place-based initiatives bring together diverse community stakeholders to work across systems like education, health, and economic development to find new ways to spur opportunity and increase equity.

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How do place-based initiatives work? 

Although place-based initiatives should reflect the unique community they serve, there are six Collective Capacities that support initiatives in achieving broad-based, population-level change.

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How can PopChange support your community?

At PopChange, we partner with leaders and organizations across the country to support place-based initiatives and accelerate positive outcomes for communities disproportionately impacted by systemic inequities.

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OUR MISSION

At PopChange, we accelerate positive outcomes for communities disproportionately impacted by systemic inequities. To do this, we create a practice space for place-based population change initiatives to strengthen their capacity, networks and the field. By participating in this space, community-led initiatives are able to move faster together to solve their most pressing challenges at scale.

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WHAT WE DO

Recognizing that population change cannot be achieved through any one organization or group, the PopChange Institute takes a multi-faceted approach to our work. Our services, outlined below and responsive to the gaps identified by practitioners, focus on strengthening communities’ capacity, networks, and the field of place-based population change. As our partners come to us at different points along their own journeys of learning, growth, and development, these services can be adapted and targeted to best meet their evolving and emerging needs. Together, these services work to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of place-based population change initiatives, which in turn accelerates equitable, resident-led social change.

How We Do It

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Facilitate shared learning and connection

We provide hands-on, context-specific coaching, training, and technical assistance to those leading place-based population change initiatives to build and enhance the six collective capacities required to achieve population-level outcomes.

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The goal of place-based initiative is to improve outcomes for those residing within a specific area of focus. Rather than implementing a particular stand-alone program or project, the focus has been on identifying particular geographies, and taking a holistic/comprehensive approach to change outcomes at a population level.

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Grow and strengthen the field of place-based population change. 

We create the conditions for effective strategy and thought leadership for the place-based population change field to uplift communities’ efforts and outcomes and encourage investment in these efforts at scale.

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