The Health of Complex Human Populations

Health care and public health are finding common—but conflicted—ground in population health. Current discussions in the two fields are collecting a large and growing set of tools, but with little clarity about which are appropriate for exactly what kind of work. Furthermore, neither field provides a clear explanation about how to manage this work within […]

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ReThink Health Financing Podcast Series: Strategic Context

In the Upper River Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont, a well-established team of stewards is working closely with the community to create a sustainable regional health system that improves the lives of residents for generations to come. Listen as Robin Kilfeather-Mackey, chief financial officer of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, and Dr. Jose Montrero, vice president of […]

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Focusing capital on the long term: short-termism: insights from business leaders

McKinsey researchers surveyed senior executives and board directors about the ways in which they balance short- and long-term priorities, as well as the time frames they use to decide on strategy and investments. They found that there is increasing pressure to produce short-term results, therefore hindering their ability to make strategic decisions. View the Resource […]

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Pushing Frontiers Toward Better Health

This blog post discusses the context and overall goals of Frontiers, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Rippel Foundation-sponsored project. View the Resource Landy L, Milstein B. Pushing Frontiers Toward better Health. ReThinker’s Blog, 2014 February 24. Available from: https://www.rethinkhealth.org/the-rethinkers-blog/pushing-frontiers-toward-better-health/.

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Optimizing the Public Health System for Population Health Improvement: Structures, Economics, and Metrics. Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health

  Optimizing the Public Health System for Population Health Improvement: Structures, Economics, and Metrics. Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health. Watch the video.  Mays G. Optimizing the Public Health System for Population Health Improvement: Structures, Economics, and Metrics. Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health; 2014 November […]

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Strategic Investment in Shared Outcomes: Transformative Partnerships between Health Systems and Communities

This monograph features the research of the Health Systems Learning Group, a self-organized group of 43 organizations. Their aspiration is to identify and activate a menu of proven community health practices and partnerships. View the Resource Health Systems Learning Group. Strategic Investment in Shared Outcomes: Transformative Partnerships between Health Systems and Communities 2013. Available from […]

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Stewarding Shared Resources

This page, part of the ReThink Health Stewardship Guide explain how the research of Elinor Ostrom, professor of political science at Indiana University and Nobel Laureate in Economics, inspires the basis of ReThink Health’s thinking about stewardship of health systems. View the Resource

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Caring for the health commons: What is it and who’s responsible for it

This research paper explores Elinor Ostrom’s core concepts of the commons and their application to the idea of a health commons, stewardship, and common property. Examples from the case of Grand Junction, Colorado, are used to illustrate the relevance of these principles to shared stewardship of a regional health commons. The paper concludes with a […]

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