An Association Of Health Funders And The Changing Political Landscape

How does Grantmakers In Health—an association of health foundations and corporate-giving programs—plan to help funders understand, and respond to, significant expected changes in public policies and programs that affect the communities they serve?

January 19, 2017

Bridging The Dental Divide: Overcoming Barriers To Integrating Oral Health And Primary Care

American systems of oral and systemic health---training, licensure, service delivery, and insurance---continue to operate in parallel. A growing evidence base points to the cost and quality shortfalls associated with having separate systems treat the same person.

January 19, 2017

Project ECHO: The Evidence Is Catching Up With The Enthusiasm

While it’s true that the spread of ECHO has outpaced the publication of the research exploring it, it is critical here to clarify what ECHO is -- and what it isn’t.

January 13, 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

Accelerating Health System Transformation By Disrupting The Status Quo

To solve the problems with America's health system, we have to start by being honest with ourselves: we know that the system is failing us, and we know why, says a foundation leader. These times call for truly catalytic philanthropy—investments that accelerate change, not foster business as usual.

December 8, 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

The All-Payer Accountable Care Organization Model: An Opportunity For Vermont And An Exemplar For The Nation

The first of its kind in the nation, the all-payer ACO model allows Vermont the opportunity to create a transformative payment model that moves all payers (Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial) towards a prospective, value-based reimbursement system.

November 22, 2016

Public Health 3.0: A Blueprint For The Future Of Public Health

While we have made great advances in public health, life expectancy in the United States has been stagnant for three years in a row. Public health needs to innovate and reinvent itself so that we have what it takes to ensure that the American people are healthy, ready, and competitive in this...

November 21, 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