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Forum Sept. 3—CommunityRx: Connecting Health Care to Self-Care

CommunityRx: Connecting Health Care to Self-Care September 3, 2014, Noon EST (note the time change).  Register here. CommunityRx is an innovative program that connects patients in doctors’ offices and clinics with health and self-care resources in Chicago’s South Side neighborhood. It is funded by a 2012 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Health Care Innovation Award. Learn more about their […]

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Obamacare and Faith-based Hospitals

  An article in the Baptist Standard, Obamacare changes the way faith-based hospitals deliver care, says that no matter one’s opinion, the new law has made an impact on healthcare delivery. It says that while there’s agreement that the law “is far from perfect, healthcare providers don’t have the luxury of watching all the wrangling from the sidelines.” […]

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San Antonio’s Mental Health Squad

      There’s a great story by Jenny Gold on NPR about a Mental Health Squad. The report begins with this sobering fact: ten times many mentally ill people are in jail than in state hospitals. In San Antonio, once overcrowded jails are now under capacity, people with mental illness receive better treatment, and the city […]

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Tool Kit: Sharing the Message

      By Jackie Ostrom We are often called upon to present our ideas and programs. Here are some tips for your next presentation. It’s About the Audience See the world from the prospective partner, CEO, CFO point of view Sense the person’s mood and adjust to it. What do they respond to – […]

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Upcoming: Fall Stakeholder Health Forums

Mark your calendars (and register) for this fall’s Stakeholder Health Forums. CommunityRx: Connecting Health Care to Self-Care September 3, 2014, Noon EST (note the time change). Register here.  CommunityRx is an innovative program that connects patients in doctors’ offices and clinics with health and self-care resources in Chicago’s South Side neighborhood. It is funded by a 2012 Centers […]

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38109: Grassroots wellness initiative changes lives in Memphis neighborhood

        By John Gaskill A lot has changed in the year-and-a-half since Joy Sharp signed on as a part-time community health navigator with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. She had been handpicked to help with a new challenge Methodist was taking on—improving the health and healthcare practices in the Riverview community in South […]

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Sept. 11-12, Congregational Health Network: Adaptation Seminar

Memphis, Tennessee Immersion and Presentation, September 11-12, 2014 The Congregational Health Network is a partnership between Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, congregations and other relevant community entities in the Memphis metropolitan area designed to address health issues by increasing the congregation’s and the hospital’s ability to care for their members and the surrounding community. Thursday, September […]

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Listen to the post-Chawumba Forum

Chawumba! A Celebration of the Movement: FaithHealth at Community Scale    August 6, 2014.  See and Hear the Forum Here. This Stakeholder Health Forum heard reports and reflections on the July 17-29, gathering in Winston-Salem, NC. Hear the update from Eileen Barsi and Dora Barilla on the IT Stakeholder Health work. Also hear from Heather […]

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IT and Stakeholder Health

    The critical importance of information technology to the Stakeholder Health movement Dora Barilla, assistant vice president of strategy and innovation for Loma Linda University Health in Loma Linda, California, and Eileen Barsi, senior director of community benefits for Dignity Health in San Francisco, are co-chairs of the Stakeholder Health work group on information […]

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Images from Chawumba!

In July 2014 around 40 people from more than a dozen states gathered in a former tobacco processing plant to explore an epidemic of health. They came to the Winston-Salem event from healthcare systems and other organizations scattered across the United States. Named for the fearless giant African eagle, Chawumba was a gathering of the […]

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