Tag Archives: culture of health
It is clear that health equity means different things to different people. While it’s not imperative that everyone define it exactly the same way, a common understanding of the core elements of health equity is essential.
June 22, 2017
As we move toward a more person-centered and equitable health care system, the ongoing analysis integrated delivery systems will shape our understanding of how such approaches affect the total cost of care, patterns of utilization, and health outcomes.
January 26, 2017
As currently structured, most ACOs contain a serious flaw: the vast majority of ACO financing structures, including most of those promoted by CMS and state Medicaid programs, carve out the largest drivers of health: social, environmental, and community factors.
January 25, 2017
Workplace programs founded on a strong culture of health can positively influence workers’ health and well-being, and do so in a practical, ethical, and legal manner.
January 23, 2017
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
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
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
Participation in youth sports can help reduce obesity, improve self-confidence, and develop critical social skills. But participation doesn’t come cheap and not all children get to play.
November 30, 2016
Many health care systems are facing a strategic challenge: what role do they play in the creation and execution of a local population health strategy?
November 17, 2016
Where is action most needed to successfully build a Culture of Health? The November issue of Health Affairs identifies how we might start.
November 9, 2016