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The Marriage Between Population Health and Community

Written by Brian McGrain, Associate Director and Chief Operating Officer The “ZIP Code Improvement Business” _______________________________________________________________________________ “Your zip code […] has an awfully big impact on your health outcomes.” _______________________________________________________________________________ For a number of years now, those involved in public health across the nation have been spending considerable amount of time studying and acting upon...

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3 Reasons To Be Excited About Destination: Vibrant Communities

Written by Brian McGrain, Associate Director and Chief Operating Officer of CEDAM As the Associate Director of a nonprofit community development organization in Michigan, its not often that I get access to training directly relevant to what I do on a day-to-day basis. Aside from the Building Michigan Communities Conference (BMCC) held in Lansing every Spring,...

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St. Regis Describes 300 years of Community Economic Development in Detroit

By Brian McGrain, Associate Director and Chief Operating Officer This past week, several of CEDAM’s staff members traveled to Detroit to take part in various events and meetings related to our work. Megan Kursik and Ross Yednock attended the Working Families Success Network National Conference, which brought together practitioners from across the country working to...

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Sixth Annual NACEDA Summit

CEDAM's Associate Director/Chief Operating Officer Brian McGrain tells of his journey to Washington D.C. for the sixth annual NACEDA summit