Multi-sector Partnerships for Health: 2014 Pulse Check Findings

This report synthesizes the findings of ReThink Health’s 2014 Pulse Check which they conducted to sketch the national landscape of multi-sector, regional partnerships that are working to create healthier and more resilient communities. Using data from 133 multi-sector partnerships across the United States, they share insights into the scope, makeup, challenges, and accomplishments of these […]

Type: Publications

Topic: Financing & Investment, Stewardship, Sticking Points

How Do Institutional Financing Structures for Meeting Social Needs Get Their Start?

How might investment in population health become systematic? This overview of how financing structures came to be in affordable housing and in community development offers some insights into possible steps for advancing the financing of population health. The report, dated September 2016, was prepared by members of ReThink Health’s sustainable financing team: Katherine Wright, Kim […]

Type: Publications

Topic: Financing & Investment

Health Transformation is Possible and Necessary

The Latest from ReThink Health In the August issue of Health Affairs, ReThink Health demonstrates that select, combined investments in both clinical and population-level initiatives, along with sustainable long-term financing strategies, have the potential to dramatically reduce costs, improve health, boost productivity, and increase health equity over the next 25 years. Using our ReThink Health Dynamics […]

Type: Publications

Topic: Dynamic Modeling

Press Release: How Combined Investments Could Substantially Lower Healthcare Costs & Improve Health

CONTACT: Jodie Silverman, ReThink   LOOKING BEYOND FRAGMENTED FUNDING: RETHINK HEALTH ILLUSTRATES HOW COMBINED INVESTMENTS COULD SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER HEALTHCARE COSTS AND IMPROVE HEALTH Cambridge, MA: August 8, 2016 – As reported in this month’s issue of Health Affairs, ReThink Health leaders demonstrate that select, combined investments in clinical and population health, coupled with affordable […]

Topic: Dynamic Modeling, Financing & Investment, Strategy

Frequently Asked Questions about the Dynamics Model

What is the ReThink Health Dynamics Model? The ReThink Health Dynamics Model is an empirically based, computer simulation that provides a realistic representation of a regional health system. The model is a tool that can help regional leaders determine what interventions could do the most to save lives, save money, improve quality, increase social equity, […]

Type: Publications

Topic: Dynamic Modeling

Amy Shultz: Long Term Solutions Interrupt a Vicious Cycle

In this video, Amy Shultz of Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan talks about conversations that happened between employers and the health system in her community around rate increases.

Why Not the Best? Results from the National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 2011

In this National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, the U.S. health care system achieved a score of 64 out of 100. Despite pockets of improvement, the United States as a whole failed to improve when compared with the top 10 percent of U.S. states, regions, health plans, or health care providers, or the top-performing […]

Type: Publications

Topic: Enabling Policies, Measures

Why Has ACO Growth Slowed?

Based on his ongoing study of ACOs, David Muhlestein et al. present three reasons contributing to the slow growth of ACO’s and a cautionary note on the trend moving forward. View the Resource Muhlestein D. Why Has ACO Growth Slowed? Health Affairs Blog 2013 Oct 31.  Available at

Topic: Financing & Investment, Stewardship

Why Countries Invest Differently In Environmental Issues

This study explores a novel theory about the differences between measuring global climate change and talking about investments in clean water, forests and biodiversit. View the Resource Greene, D. & Vedantam, S. (2013). Why Countries Invest Differently In Environmental Issues. Audio. Available from

Type: Publications

Topic: Enabling Policies, Non-health Sectors, Strategy

Where can $700 Billion in Waste be Cut Annually from the U.S. Healthcare System?

This paper tackles the tangled issue of healthcare waste and arrives at some interesting, and perhaps even surprising, conclusions: America’s healthcare system is, indeed, hemorrhaging billions of dollars, and the opportunities to slow the fiscal bleeding are substantial. View the Resource Kelley R. Where can $700 Billion in Waste be cut Annually from the U.S. […]

Type: Publications

Topic: Financing & Investment, Strategy