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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ella Auchincloss, who leads ReThink Health's engagement team, provides 5 tips to help leaders progress through the early stages of regional health transformation.
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?
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.
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.
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