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April 19th, 2017 by Jane Erickson

Understanding Multi-Sector Partnerships for Health: The Basics

What do we know about multi-sector partnerships? As it turns out, quite a lot.

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April 14th, 2017 by Ben Bulkley

What will Spark Businesses to Address Socio-Economic Levers for Community Health?

Businesses fund over 40% of the national health expenditure. But how can we get them to funnel health-related investments into community health, where they could have a much greater impact?

April 10th, 2017

Pumps, Pipes, and Population Health: Bold Philanthropy for Systems Change

In her third and final post on “bold philanthropy,” President & CEO Laura Landy describes how the Rippel Foundation is investing in tools to help leaders take on the challenging work of system integration and redesign.

April 7th, 2017 by Nina Burke

Mini Municipal Bonds: Putting the Public Back into Public Financing

Have you heard of mini-bonds? ReThink Health's sustainable financing team is keeping an eye on them because they hold potential for communities interested in restructuring their public financing approaches.

April 3rd, 2017 by Laura Landy

In Philanthropy, We Must be Willing to Invest in Addressing the Complexities

In part two of Laura Landy’s three-part series on "bold philanthropy," she asserts that investment in system integration and redesign will be important if our aim is to solve multiple problems at the core of our health challenge.

March 31st, 2017 by Lindsey Alexander

Big Tent, Big Insights: Exploring the Conditions Needed for Financing Success

In today's "Finance Friday" blog post, the ReThink Health sustainable financing team shares a financing exercise that members of multi-sector partnerships can work through together to feel more empowered about sustainable financing.

March 27th, 2017 by Laura Landy

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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March 24th, 2017 by Stacy Becker

An ROI Worth More Consideration: Population Health as a Path to Economic Development

It’s important to understand the impacts on health when we’re making policy decisions about jobs, transit, crime, social services, housing, etc. But the converse goes for health policies as well. Investments in evidence-based health interventions can be expected to yield enormous community and economic benefits--and we ought to be paying more attention to that.

March 22nd, 2017 by Bobby Milstein

How Funders, Policymakers, and Other Allies Can Bolster Multi-Sector Partnerships

The overall success of a partnership depends in large part on the context and environment surrounding it. Many other organizations—including philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, federal and state government, business, and other allies—form what we call in the report a “wider ecology of support” around multi-sector groups. The support that these organizations provide could be even more impactful if designed around where partnerships are in their development. What could they do?

March 17th, 2017 by Katherine Wright

Successful Population Health Initiatives Must Address Negative Consequences

Philadelphia's experiences so far with a 2016 sugar-sweetened beverage tax illustrate the challenges that come with doing things differently in support of population health.

March 15th, 2017 by Jane Erickson

New ReThink Health Report Takes the Pulse of Multi-Sector Partnerships Across the Country

A new report released by ReThink Health today provides a snapshot of 237 multi-sector partnerships across the country, and reveals distinct developmental phases that they experience as they work to redesign and reimagine their regional health systems.

March 10th, 2017 by Laura Landy

Leveraging the Power of the Corporate Community to Transform Health

Based on conversations she's had with corporations across the country, ReThink Health's Laura Landy offers suggestions for leveraging American corporations’ know-how to positively influence national conversations about the next version of Obamacare, the future of Medicare and Medicaid, and how to create jobs and strengthen the U.S. economy.