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Q & A: The CDC’s Dr. Denise Koo

      The CDC’s Community Health Improvement Navigator Denise Koo, MD, MPH, Captain, United States Public Health Service, is Senior Advisor for Health Systems, Office of Public Health Scientific Services, CDC, currently leading development of the Community Health Improvement Navigator in CDC’s Policy Office. Dr. Koo graduated from Harvard University with a BA in […]

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AETNA Foundation’s Healthier World Innovation Challenge

A Message from Dr. Garth Graham, president of the Aetna Foundation AETNA Foundation launches $4.5 million “Healthier World Innovation Challenge” With chronic disease rates at an all-time high among underserved communities, the Aetna Foundation is looking for new ways to accelerate innovation and reach people directly where they live, work and play. That’s why we’ve […]

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ChangeLab Solutions Urges “Shared Use”

ChangeLab Solutions providing answers on ‘shared use’ to health-based organizations building new community connections By Les Gura In the 21st century world of health care, new ideas and approaches are constantly being sought to head off long-building crises in obesity, diabetes and heart disease. One concept being applied in a new way “shared use.’’ What’s new about […]

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From Housekeeping to Supporters of Health

  Some health systems look to outsourcing to answer financial challenges—a Detroit system is currently considering laying off more than 500 housekeepers. But one system is taking a totally different approach. Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) vice president Kathy Luther describes an effort at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to determine the best approach for […]

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Dec. 18 Forum: Designing “Outside In” Health IT

  Stakeholder Health Forum Thursday, December 18, 2014 View the presentation slides here. On December 18, 2014, Stakeholder Health hosted a Forum entitled “Designing “Outside In” Health IT Measurement Frameworks” with presenters Dora Barilla (Loma Linda University) and Eileen Barsi (Dignity Health). It focused on the latest IT discussions of the Stakeholder Health working group. It also featured guest […]

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Apply: 5 communities to be chosen to address housing/asthma

    Today, the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is releasing a request for proposals from healthcare entities to develop asthma-related social impact bond/pay for success projects. GHHI and its partner the Calvert Foundation will provide technical assistance to five selected healthcare organizations. An informational webinar will be held on December 18. Please review […]

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Center for Health Equity & Wellness

By Les Gura Adventist HealthCare raises awareness about being culturally sensitive Montgomery County in Maryland has a population in which 32 percent of residents are foreign born and 38 percent speak a language other than English at home. So it wasn’t a difficult decision in 2007 for Adventist HealthCare, a faith-based, five-hospital system to decide to establish […]

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Dec. 3 Forum: Sneak Preview of CDC Community Health Improvement

CDC Community Health Improvement (CHI) Technical Package December 3, 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is developing a unifying framework for aligning not-for-profit community health needs assessments with other public health and community health improvement plans. This framework will include evidence-based interventions, tools and resources to help communities achieve greatest health impact, reduce […]

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