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Discover Assets in Your Community

  Discover Assets in Your Community By Tom Peterson “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”    — Charles Darwin On the surface, a retirement center and an elementary school may seem like an unlikely pair. The beneficiaries of each institution […]

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Congratulations to Henry Ford, Methodist Le Bonheur, and Florida Hospital!

Congratulations are in order for Henry Ford Health System, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and Florida Hospital for winning Hospital Charitable Service Awards! Hospital Charitable Service Awards is a program sponsored by Jackson Healthcare that “honors hospitals whose charitable commitment promotes health and wellness in the local and global hospital community.” Henry Ford, Methodist Le Bonheur, and […]

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Align the Assets

    By Gary Gunderson The work of leaders is to align the assets within their influence in light of their most mature faith and most relevant science. Those of us working within the wide field of health are primarily guided by the health sciences. But we constantly struggle with the issue of which stream […]

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Congregational Health Network Seminar March 12-13

The Congregational Health Network: Adaptation Seminar  Immersion and Presentation, March 12-13th, 2015 Memphis, Tennessee, Methodist University Hospital, 1265 Union Ave. For information, contact Niels French: 901-516-0835. Niels.French@mlh.org 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 […]

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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 Biochemical Sciences. She […]

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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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