We envision an America in which all the sectors that affect health are led, designed, and financed in ways that foster healthy people and thriving communities.
The 2016 Pulse Check provides a snapshot of 237 multi-sector partnerships, sharing insights about what contributes to and what gets in the way of progress.
Ventures is working with six communities to show that an integrated, dynamic, and high-functioning health ecosystem is possible.
ReThink Health worked with the Minnesota Department of Health to explore the connections between incarceration and health.
We work with visionary leaders to transform health at the regional level – their neighborhoods, cities, counties, or states. We promote broad and systemic thinking that allows leaders to step outside their own frames of reference so they can better see how the various parts of the system interact in unexpected ways and determine how and where they can exert influence. Our hope is that by demonstrating regional success, we inspire transformation across the country.
Our multimedia Stewardship Guide helps leaders like you to be even more effective stewards of regional health transformation.
Our multimedia Financing Primer provides a concise introduction and orientation to the vast and rapidly changing arena of financing.
Our Pathway outlines the five phases communities need to progress through to transform health at a regional level, as well as how to avoid pitfalls along the way and leverage success.
Our Model helps leaders and teams test their own “what if….?” scenarios and develop priorities and strategies for significant system change.
Practical ideas and tools for leaders exploring the edges of health system transformation.
Ella Auchincloss, who leads ReThink Health's engagement team, provides 5 tips to help leaders progress through the early stages of regional health transformation.
ReThink Health's Laura Landy writes that corporate leaders are well positioned to help frame and implement a bold plan for the future of health and care in America--and to create an action agenda to make it a reality.
Introducing ReThink Health’s Strategy Portfolio Exercise, which has benefited some communities by prompting new ideas, shifting the tone of discussions, and involving a wider group in critical decisions.
How can you lead if you can’t articulate why people should join you? All leadership requires this sort of vision and clear communication—and leading change in a community is no different.
Community transformation can only occur when the federal and state policies on which communities can build are aligned. Human services organizations typically execute these federal and state policies at the community level, and can be engaged as essential partners in transforming community systems of health.
Strong partnerships spanning an array of sectors—including public health, housing, education, transportation and others—are the bedrocks of healthy communities. How do they evolve and what makes them successful?
Multi-sector partnerships in the early stages face qualitatively different challenges than those that have already matured. Those of us who want them to succeed must design our engagements with a clear sense of where they are in their development. If we approach them with a fixed set of tools and techniques, we will fail them both.
Imagine if health professionals were engaged to create a culture of health, by being intentional in how they use their time and resources on an everyday basis, in the interest of community health.
Data sharing is enormously beneficial to multi-sector partnerships, enabling more integrated, streamlined processes. But, it presents many complexities that partnerships need to overcome in order to reap the benefits.
Even before we saw the results from our biennial Pulse Check report, we knew that long-term, sustainable financing was one of the greatest challenges facing multi-sector partnerships. But the survey results confirmed it: financial planning is an enormous challenge for nearly all the respondents.
ReThink Health’s Ruth Wageman provides some context about what emerged from the recent Pulse Check report as the two most prevalent obstacles partnerships face in transforming health: inadequate infrastructure and difficulties measuring progress.
What do we know about multi-sector partnerships? As it turns out, quite a lot.
Businesses fund over 40% of the national health expenditure. But how can we get them to funnel health-related investments into community health, where they could have a much greater impact?
In her third and final post on “bold philanthropy,” President & CEO Laura Landy describes how the Rippel Foundation is investing in tools to help leaders take on the challenging work of system integration and redesign.
Have you heard of mini-bonds? ReThink Health's sustainable financing team is keeping an eye on them because they hold potential for communities interested in restructuring their public financing approaches.
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