Collaborators

We work with an expanding group of committed collaborators who are learning together, leveraging resources, and sharing insights and approaches that can lead to a new system of health and care. Each brings a unique set of insights, tools, and resources that can make us all more effective and reduce unnecessary duplication. It is through these partnerships that our work is enabled and enhanced, and our potential for impact is spread.

  • With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), ReThink Health is gathering input, building new tools, and sharing examples and lessons learned to enable communities committed to collaborative system redesign to develop more active stewardship teams and identify sustainable financing approaches for measurable impact.
  • The Dartmouth Institute, which houses ReThink Health: Upper Connecticut River Valley in Vermont and New Hampshire, serves as a resource to ReThink Health on policy and measures of impact.
  • We also partner with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System, focusing on population health, high-value health care, and payment reform in the Upper Valley Region.
  • The Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Don Berwick was among the founding leaders of ReThink Health, and IHI has been a key collaborator since the beginning.
  • ReThink Health is working with IHI and Kaiser Permanente, another longtime collaborator and supporter of our work in Pueblo, Colorado, to explore a collaborative approach to R&D that brings bold approaches to addressing the non-medical and social needs of Kaiser members into their overall strategy for health.
  • The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) and its leader, Karen Minyard, have long been advocates and supporters of health system change. ReThink Health continues to work closely with the Center to support the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI) which they lead with the Atlanta Regional Commission and the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. Their team has also been particularly instrumental in helping develop critical tools for evaluation and measures relevant to complex change processes.
  • In partnership with Moving Health Care Upstream (MHCU), RTH brought together a group of 12 catalytic organizations and a select group of funders, including RWJF and the Kresge Foundation, to explore critical avenues for collaboration. ReThink Health facilitated the invitation-only meetings, held in January and July 2015, to help stimulate an on-going process of voluntary cooperation and collaboration among peer organizations that will more efficiently support collective learning, story development, measurement, and regional action. The Catalysts will continue to meet regularly.
  • The Social Impact Exchange has been developing coordinated funding strategies among foundations and social investors to spread successful programs for even greater impact and leverage. They currently have targeted efforts in health, education, and now poverty. ReThink Health is a member of SIE’s Health Working Group, and in 2014, we were selected as a finalist in its “Scaling Impact Business Plan Competition.”
  • The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), through our relationship with SUNY-Albany, is collaborating with ReThink Health to design and run a national student competition based on the ReThink Health Dynamics Model. As a membership and accrediting organization of graduate education programs in public policy, public affairs, public administration, and public & nonprofit management, the Model will be a focal point of learning and rethinking for its nearly 300 member institutions and 25,000 students located across the U.S.
  • Telligen, formerly the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) collaborated with ReThink Health to bring our transformative approach to community engagement to CMS’ Quality Improvement Organizations across the country.
  • ReThink Health leaders serve on the advisory boards of several organizations and initiatives, including: MHCU, GHPC’s National Coordinating Center for RWJF’s Bridging for Health initiative, and the Democracy Collaborative’s Aligning Local Resources to Create a Culture of Health. We also are a sponsoring member of the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement.
  • The California HealthCare Foundation was an early funding partner, supporting the creation of the ReThink Health Dynamics Model.