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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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Video: A Healthy Tomorrow

Dr. Sanne Magnan of the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement recently shared a video used in several community conversations. “With partners Twin Cities Public Television, Citizens League and the Bush Foundation, we facilitated conversations between health care providers, citizens and community stakeholders on the Triple Aim.” “Included was a conversation starter video called “A Healthy […]

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Going Beyond Clinical Walls: Hats Matter

The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) has developed a series of communications to encourage powerful partnerships between clinicians and communities. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the materials are designed to inform health care audiences about the benefits of clinicians connecting with the rich resources available in communities. A novel video called “Hats […]

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