community health

Conservation Matters Articles
Measuring Community Health
by Laurie O'Reilly

Completing a new neighborhood development is just the beginning of the story. The true success of such targeted investment will come with the changes it brings to a community over time. That’s where Vedette Gavin, CLF’s Director of Research, comes in. “The reality is that the relationship between development and health is extremely complex,” she says.

Proposed IRS Rules to Allow Reporting of Beneficial Environmental Improvements
by Eric Halter

More and more, studies are recognizing the positive benefits of environmental improvements to communities. Now, potential changes to IRS non-profit reporting rules would allow nonprofit hospitals to report the cost of the environmental improvements they make. IRS Schedule H is a mandatory reporting form introduced by the IRS in 2008. Its purpose is to quantify, in…