Population Health Improvement: A Community Health Business Model That Engages Partners in All Sectors

David Kindig, Ph.D and George Isham, MD, provide a framework that defines a community health business model. This model sets out to enforce the value proposition that health prevention efforts present, across a range of sectors. This context provides a compelling narrative on the importance of cross-sector collaboration for healthcare transformation to become financially sustainable. […]

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Health Departments in a Brave New World: Preventing Chronic Disease

In the context of regional health system transformation, public health departments play a critical role in defining the standard provisions for chronic disease management. They also have a critical role to play in the intersection between clinical service providers and community health interventions. As regional health transformation efforts develop cross-sector partnerships, they should think creatively […]

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Community Commons Economic Data Analysis

The community commons is a unique resource that provides both a data clearinghouse and tools for data analysis.   Utilizing the range of data available through the Community Commons is a powerful way to increase the impact of those working toward healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities. User can view others contribution to the public analysis of […]

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Lessons Learned from AF4Q

In 2007, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched the groundbreaking Aligning Forces for Quality effort. This broad endeavor utilized 16 diverse communities across the country to illustrate the progress that can be made locally on the large issues of health system change. As the demonstration ended in 2014, a range of key lessons learned are […]

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Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems

This lecture by Elinor Ostrom vividly underscores the power of leaders coming together across organizations to steward local resources on behalf of their communities. Her research found that communities, left to themselves, can sort out their own ways of stewarding their resources to sustain them over time. View the Resource Ostrom, Elinor. (2010). Beyond markets […]

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The Paradox of Disease Prevention

This Journal of the American Medical Association article looks at the imperative to invest into disease prevention, agreement on its societal value, and understanding of its larger returns on investment than health care delivery are all undisputed. But why is it so hard to put preventative measures into practice when all parties agree that they […]

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How to Put Your Money Where Your Strategy Is

In this article McKinsey and Company assesses the standard procedures that most private companies use to allocate resources to the business lines within their organization, questioning how they can better align their resources and their strategic goals. As the healthcare industry undergoes major transition, how can the established institutions reconsider how best to align their […]

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How US Healthcare Companies Can Thrive Amid Disruption

In this article McKinsey and Company review what insights from other industries healthcare companies can learn from when they consider how to weather the many uncertainties and disruptions that occur in the market during health system transformation. View the Resource Buescher, Brendan and Viguerie, Patrick. “How US Healthcare Companies Can Thrive Amid Disruption.” McKinsey & […]

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