What Does a Population Health Integrator Do?

In this article, Chang identifies the purpose, role, and characteristics of an integrator in bridging various sectors to achieve improvements in health and well-being for an entire population in a specific geographic area. View the Resource. Chang DI.  What Does a Population Health Integrator Do?  Improving Population Health Blog.  May 29, 2012.  Available from:

Type: Blog Posts

Category: Strategy

Tracking the Growth of Accountable Care

As of September 2013, there were more than 370 accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the U.S., with approximately 150 more being developed. View the Resource  Wyman O. Tracking the growth of accountable care.  2013; Available from:

Category: Financing & Investment, Measures, Stewardship

Tracking Costs and Savings through Justice Reinvestment

This brief focuses on the specific justice reinvestment task of tracking costs and anticipated savings to target reinvestment. It provides guidance on how to: conduct a comprehensive assessment of local justice spending; assess cost implications for agencies outside of the criminal justice system; and target reinvestment efforts. Additional resources and a “getting started” worksheet are […]

Type: Publications, Working Papers

Category: Financing & Investment, Measures, Non-health Sectors

Towards Better Stewardship

This paper focuses on the pillar of stewardship that all health systems should embody, according to the WHO. View the Resource Travis P, Egger D, Davies P, Mechbal A.  Towards Better Stewardship. World Health Organization, Geneva, 2002.  Available at

Type: Publications

Category: Stewardship, Strategy

Toby Eccles: Invest in social change

  Toby Eccles shares an imaginative idea for how to generate the funds to support social programs that keep people out of prison– the Social Impact Bond. It’s an unusual bond that helps fund initiatives with a social goal through private money — with the government paying back the investors (with interest) if the initiatives […]

Type: Videos

Category: Financing & Investment, Non-health Sectors

The Way We Think about Charity is Dead Wrong

  Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. In this bold talk, he says: Let’s change the way we think about changing the world. He aims to transform the way society thinks about charity and giving and change. View the TedTalk.  Pallotta D.  The Way […]

Type: Videos

Category: Financing & Investment, Strategy

The Walk in the Woods: A Step-by-Step Method for Facilitating Interest-Based Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

In this article, the authors describe a method they have used to rapidly introduce novice negotiators to the principles and practice of interest-based negotiation: “the walk in the woods.” The walk incorporates much of the principles of interest-based negotiation: fostering self-awareness, cultivating curiosity, and understanding the importance of world view. The walk’s effectiveness is illustrated […]

Type: Publications, Tools

Category: Stewardship

The Vermont Accountable Care Organization Pilot: A Community Health System to Control Total Medical Costs and Improve Population Health

  This report describes the efforts of three health care provider organizations in Vermont that are planning pilot tests of accountable care organizations, to be launched next year as part of a national learning network. View the Resource. Hester, J., Lweis, J. & McKethan, A. (2010). The Vermont Accountable Care Organization Pilot: A Community Health […]

Type: Publications

Category: Regional Initiatives, Strategy

The Value Of The Nonprofit Hospital Tax Exemption Was $24.6 Billion In 2011

In this Health Affairs article, Sarah Rosenbaum, David Kindig, and colleagues extend their ongoing inquiry into hospital community benefit. They review trends over the past decade, comment on legal mandates and methodological shifts, and provide a clear summary of major allocations in proportion to total community benefit and total hospital expenditures. View the Resource Rosenbaum, […]

Type: Publications

Category: Financing & Investment

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 […]

Type: Publications

Category: Financing & Investment, Strategy