The ReThinkers' Blog

Catalyzing changemakers to reimagine and transform health
July 28th, 2017

5 Tips for Ensuring Early Success in Developing Regional Health Efforts

Ella Auchincloss, who leads ReThink Health's engagement team, provides 5 tips to help leaders progress through the early stages of regional health transformation.

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July 21st, 2017 by Laura Landy

How Corporations Are Transforming Health  

ReThink Health's Laura Landy writes that corporate leaders are well positioned to help frame and implement a bold plan for the future of health and care in America--and to create an action agenda to make it a reality.

July 19th, 2017 by Rebecca Niles

Transforming Health Requires Seeing All the Pieces of the Pie

Introducing ReThink Health’s Strategy Portfolio Exercise, which has benefited some communities by prompting new ideas, shifting the tone of discussions, and involving a wider group in critical decisions.

July 12th, 2017 by Emmy Ganos

How Multi-Sector Health Partnerships Evolve

Strong partnerships spanning an array of sectors—including public health, housing, education, transportation and others—are the bedrocks of healthy communities. How do they evolve and what makes them successful?

June 28th, 2017 by Sherry Immediato

Leading with a Value Proposition: Making the Case for Change

How can you lead if you can’t articulate why people should join you? All leadership requires this sort of vision and clear communication—and leading change in a community is no different.

June 16th, 2017 by Charlie Homer

Human Services Help Communities Make the Most of Safety Net Programs

Community transformation can only occur when the federal and state policies on which communities can build are aligned. Human services organizations typically execute these federal and state policies at the community level, and can be engaged as essential partners in transforming community systems of health.

March 27th, 2017

In Philanthropy, Let’s Bring Back the Boldness that Saved My Life

Laura Landy credits bold philanthropy with helping to save her life recently and asks--in this first of three blog posts--how we can again spark the kind of courageous leadership needed to transform the health system.

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June 14th, 2017 by Bobby Milstein

Developing Mature Partnerships to Meet the Challenges of Our Time

Multi-sector partnerships in the early stages face qualitatively different challenges than those that have already matured. Those of us who want them to succeed must design our engagements with a clear sense of where they are in their development. If we approach them with a fixed set of tools and techniques, we will fail them both.

June 9th, 2017 by Pedja Stojicic

Let's Help Health Professionals Build Their Civic Muscle

Imagine if health professionals were engaged to create a culture of health, by being intentional in how they use their time and resources on an everyday basis, in the interest of community health.

May 19th, 2017 by Alison Rein

The Universal Difficulty (but not Impossibility) of Sharing Data

Data sharing is enormously beneficial to multi-sector partnerships, enabling more integrated, streamlined processes. But, it presents many complexities that partnerships need to overcome in order to reap the benefits.

May 3rd, 2017 by Nina Burke

Moving Beyond the ‘Where Do I Get My Next Grant?’ Mindset: What We Learned About Sustainable Financing from the Pulse Check

Even before we saw the results from our biennial Pulse Check report, we knew that long-term, sustainable financing was one of the greatest challenges facing multi-sector partnerships. But the survey results confirmed it: financial planning is an enormous challenge for nearly all the respondents.

April 26th, 2017 by Ruth Wageman

Overcoming the Most Common Pitfalls Along the Pathway to Transformation

ReThink Health’s Ruth Wageman provides some context about what emerged from the recent Pulse Check report as the two most prevalent obstacles partnerships face in transforming health: inadequate infrastructure and difficulties measuring progress.