Tag Archives: Community Health

ACA Repeal Would Mean Massive Cuts To Public Health, Leaving Cities And States At Risk

It is well known that repealing the ACA could leave nearly 20 million Americans uninsured. An associated cost that has been less discussed, but no less relevant, is what repeal could mean for the nation’s already-fragile governmental public health system.

March 7, 2017

How to Build Sustainable Community Health Programs in the United States

Despite evidence of their efficacy, the proliferation of community health worker programs in the U.S. over the last decade has failed to achieve sustainability. A recently assembled task force developed a framework to address this.

December 20, 2016

How NashvilleHealth Is Maximizing Community Population Health

I fondly call my hometown, Nashville, the “Silicon Valley of Health Services.” But when you compare us to similar cities, the health of Nashvillians is poor. We can build the best hospitals and I can be the best heart surgeon possible, but behavior and how and where people live, eat, work, and...

December 5, 2016

Modifying Hospital Community Benefit Tax Policy: Easing Regulation, Advancing Population Health

The Trump Administration could take steps---under existing legislative authority---to broaden the longstanding definition of “community benefit” spending to promote fuller community-wide health improvement partnerships between tax-exempt hospitals and the communities they serve.

December 1, 2016

How Community Partnerships Can Help End Food Insecurity (Part 2)

In part two, we take a close look at how the Greater Boston Food Bank has developed a scalable model that community health centers might use to address food insecurity in their communities.

September 21, 2016

How Community Partnerships Can Help End Food Insecurity (Part 1)

In part one of a two-part series, we discuss how food insecurity in the US is a preventable condition in need of attention and creative, multidisciplinary solutions.

September 20, 2016

Digging Deeply To Address Health Inequities At The Local Level

Northern Virginia is one of the nation's most prosperous regions, with counties consistently ranking high on health measures. But if you examine data at the census-tract level, you'll see stark health disparities. What is going on?

July 7, 2016

Making The Business Case For Investing In Community Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to fund research on how to make the business case for improving community health. The deadline for proposals is June 14! How might such an investment contribute to an employer's economic success, brand, and reputation?

June 2, 2016

Accountable Health Communities And Expanding Our Definition Of Health Care

The CMS Innovation Center recently announced a pilot which recognizes "social co-morbidities" to address the gap in the current delivery system by funding interventions that connects patients with the resources they need to be healthy.

March 2, 2016

To Launch And Sustain Local Health Outcome Trusts, Focus On ‘Backbone Resources’

Today’s world has limited resources for addressing the critical social determinants of health, such as education and child poverty. So perhaps it’s time in the New Year to get behind something more immediate: local health outcome trusts.

February 10, 2016