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 results of ReThink Health's in-depth study of the national landscape of multisector partnerships were featured in the January 2018 issue of Health Affairs.
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.
By embracing discomfort, multisector partnerships can move beyond making incremental changes toward truly transforming their health ecosystems.
ReThink Health's Amanda McIntosh walks us through model legislation designed to show what a tax credit to support regional wellness funds might look like in practice, and why local influence over the funding generated is so important.
Be There San Diego has reduced hospitalizations for heart attacks in San Diego County. The group's executive director offers lessons learned to other communities that want to transform health in their regions.
Wellville's Esther Dyson and Rick Brush offer up tips for everyone thinking through how to create value.
ReThink Health's Stacy Becker addresses the questions: could tax credits provide a source of sustainable financing for population health and, if so, under what conditions?
Making a persuasive case for systems change requires good storytelling, empirical evidence about what works, and a solid value proposition. What can you do to ensure your case is effective? One particularly strong strategy, anchoring, is used across numerous fields. Here are some tips.
What leaders really want to know when they ask about sustainable financing is: Where do we find the money for our population health initiatives? ReThink Health’s Revenue Typology for Population Health Initiatives, produced by our sustainable financing team, is our attempt at answering this question.
For those of us engaged in the art of regional health transformation, it’s imperative that we evaluate our relationships, considering both their quality and their quantity, and pondering whether they are productive and if anyone important is missing from the table.
In an environment packed with organizations vying for attention, an inspiring and emotional story can spell the difference between action and inaction. ReThink Health encourages our partners to use Public Narrative to develop their own stories.
Kirsten Wysen, a member of the King County Ventures team, explains how sharing a deeply personal story has helped her to build trust and strengthen professional relationships--and she has noticed that organizations too can benefit from being vulnerable.
There is unequivocal evidence that income is a primary indicator of health outcomes. With more than 45 million Americans living at or below the poverty line, including 14.5 million children, can the current efforts at improving population health ever be successful? If we truly value health, why not double-down on poverty?
ReThink Health's finance guru Stacy Becker introduces us to the practice of financial planning for regional health.
In 2017, we shared more of our work—and yours—than ever before. We explored the ins and outs of sustainable financing, considered how to think about ROI when it comes to population health, and launched a series exploring the use of tax credits to advance population health. We shared findings from the Pulse Check as well as lessons learned from our regional work. We also featured a variety of guest posts from outstanding leaders sharing insights to help multisector partnerships up their game. Take a few minutes to review 2017 and thanks, as always, for reading, commenting, sharing, and contributing!
The U.S. under-invests in population health, or interventions that protect well-being and prevent illness. As debate rages about the future of healthcare, it is worth taking a close look at what we already know works, both to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. This is where Return on Investment (ROI) can help because it is one form of calculating costs and benefits.
Ella Auchincloss, who leads ReThink Health's engagement team, provides 5 tips to help leaders progress through the early stages of regional health transformation.
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