Maximizing Healthy Life Years: Investments that Pay Off

In times of economic uncertainty and slow growth, it is more important than ever for economies to find alternative ways to gain a competitive advantage. Healthy individuals and healthy populations can create a competitive advantage through increased productivity, reduced healthcare costs and overall higher levels of well-being. View the Resource Bain & Company. “Maximizing Healthy […]

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Purchasing Population Health: Paying for Results

In his 1997 book, David Kindig outlines a plan to establish incentives to direct health spending in ways that are proven to increase health outcomes. Written after the failed federal health reform of 1994, this book continues to have insightful analysis of the importance of holding health spending accountable to health outcomes. View the Resource […]

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Benchmarks for Investment

In this article, Kindig describes the imperative for the field to develop measurement systems for the level of investment directed to health-related activities. The U.S. has robust measurement systems for tracking health factors and determinants that contribute to health outcomes, but Kindig argues that we will not make meaningful progress in balance our investment between […]

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For the Public’s Health: Investing in a Healthier Future

A report commissioned by the Institute of Medicine in 2012 underscores that in order for health outcomes to improve in the U.S., we will need to transform the way the nation invests in health to pay more attention to population-based prevention efforts; remedy the dysfunctional manner in which public health funding is allocated, structured and […]

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The Sad History of Health Care Cost Containment As Told In One Chart

According to this HealthAffairs article by Drew Altman and Larry Levitt, annual analysis of whether or not a specific approach to curb costs may or may not be flawed often overlooks a larger trend for such targeted approaches to miss the underlying systemic issues that drive health care costs upward. A brief glance at a […]

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Beyond Reform and Rebound

ReThink Health director Bobby Milstein presents at the Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health at Columbia University‚Äôs Mailman School of Public Health. The theme of the series focused on the decline in the health status of the U.S. compared to peer nations, and explored the opportunities for public health leadership to close the […]

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