Advancing Community Health through Community Benefits Agreements

Published: October 2010
Authors: Eli Moore and Marvin Nettles
Pages: 26

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The redevelopment of the former Oakland Army Base presents an enormous opportunity for investment in strategies that improve community health. A Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with the developer of the former base is one strategy for the community to directly negotiate the benefits that will meet their priorities, monitor the project’s impact as it moves forward, and hold the developer accountable.

Published in 2010, this report explores the potential of a CBA with the Oakland Army Base developer as a strategy for advancing community health in Oakland. The report focuses on four cases of CBAs that covered community health issues in Oakland.