Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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David Wertheimer

Title Director, Community & Civic Engagement
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

David Wertheimer is Director of the Community & Civic Engagement team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Posts By David Wertheimer

Using Our Voices, Being the Change, and New York City Drivers

What’s one step that you can take, today, that will help make your own family, neighborhood, or community more like the place you want it to be?

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When Homelessness Becomes an Emergency

The encampments and tent cities that are now familiar parts of our urban landscape aren’t eyesores to ignore, but reminders of one of the greatest inequities in what we want to believe is a land of opportunity.

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Reflections on #NAEH15: Ensuring Forward Momentum

We now know what it takes to make homelessness rare, brief and one time, and how to apply our shared wisdom in urban, suburban and rural settings to minimize, or even prevent, the crisis of homelessness for unaccompanied youth, adults or families.

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Housing is Healthcare

Imagine a future in which a patient walks into a health clinic, and after a brief conversation with a doctor, the physician reaches for her prescription pad and writes, “1 unit, permanent housing with flexible supportive services.” She hands the scrip to her patient, who is able to have it filled as easily as an antibiotic.

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Family Homelessness 2.0

Ending family homelessness is complex and difficult. But we can't give up.

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