Stakeholder Health is a voluntary movement of people working within hospital health systems who see in the current policy environment the opportunity to address the underlying causes of poor health in their communities by strategically shifting existing resources and partnering with diverse stakeholders.
By Les Gura Sciences tends to study specific things, while interactions drive society and behaviors. That realization led Paul Laurienti, MD, PhD, professor of radiology with Wake Forest School of Medicine, to a sea change in his thinking when it came to his chosen field—studying the human brain. The power of understanding […]
By Tom Peterson Every once in a while an idea emerges that is simple but brilliant. That’s what happened when urban planning student Matt Tomasulo wanted to increase walking in Raleigh, North Carolina. He created 27 signs that simply said, ”It’s a __ minute walk to [destination].” Since these first signs went up in 2012 Tomasulo founded Walk […]
By Les Gura A growing number of studies in recent years have shown a correlation between multiple adverse childhood experiences and long-term adverse health effects. To Margo DeMont, PhD, executive director of Community Health Enhancement for Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Indiana, that correlation provided the impetus for an innovative approach to […]
In case you missed it, or want to share with others, here’s the link to watch the July 2 Stakeholder Health Forum. Seventy health leaders from around the country joined us to hear an exciting presentation on financing population health improvement. It’s a place where health systems mash up with financial systems and […]
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation challenges us to re-think our health system to create a culture of health. Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Lavizzo-Mourey describes her “lightbulb moment.” She recalls when she was training as a physician at Harvard a patient she met named “Ruth,” who: …appeared at the […]
July 2, 2014, 11:00 am EST Register Here. In light of the growing number of health systems engaged in addressing the social determinants of health, July’s Stakeholder Health Forum will focus on strategies to align the investments of hospitals with financial institutions and other community development stakeholders in communities where health disparities are concentrated. The […]
Join us in a Pre-Chawumba Stakeholder Health IT Meeting July 25, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. What is the IT needed to actualize the vision of Stakeholder Health? Is it possible the IT world doesn’t know what the new health system will need to accelerate and improve the implementation of the […]
By Randy Oostra We see the negative impacts of hunger in our communities every day, especially as it relates to children’s health. We know that poor overall health, delayed development and poorer quality of life are more likely among children in food insecure households. Specifically, food insecure children suffer from more ear infections, […]
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Interview by Tom Peterson Heather Wood Ion is a cultural anthropologist who works on the transformation of organizations, projects and grassroots initiatives. For the last eight years of his life, Jonas Salk shared with Heather his dreams of establishing a science of hope, and his diaries of reflections. Prior to meeting Dr. Salk, Heather […]