Tag Archives: culture of health

A New Definition Of Health Equity To Guide Future Efforts And Measure Progress

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

Defining Success In Resolving Health-Related Social Needs

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

Weaving Whole-Person Health Throughout An Accountable Care Framework: The Social ACO

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

Building A Culture Of Workplace Health: More Complicated Than Offering Workers Money To Be Healthy

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

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

Improving Kids’ Access To Team Sports Through Fee Waivers

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

Defining The Health Care System’s Role In Addressing Social Determinants And Population Health

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

Health Affairs Issue: A Culture Of Health

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