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