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Bringing Liberating Structures to the White House

      By Arvind Singhal On April 15-16, 2015, the practice of liberating structures (LS) came to the White House. The occasion: A two-day working meeting on the topic, Partners in Health: Aligning Clinical Systems, Faith and Community Assets. Some 60-plus leaders of hospitals and clinical care systems, faith networks, and community organizations gathered […]

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Community Benefit Connect, Q & A with Eileen Barsi

   Are you a community benefit professional or are you curious about Community Health Needs Assessments? Look no further than Community Benefit Connect, a platform for professionals and other interested stakeholders to share ideas and best practices and access learning and implementation tools! Having recently retired from a 26-year career in Community Benefit with Dignity […]

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Food Prescriptions

Food Prescriptions: Using Healthy Food to Manage Chronic Disease and Improve Community Health By Molly Miller   What are Food Prescription Programs? Food Prescription programs make it easier for low-income patients and their families to access the fresh fruits and vegetables they need in order to ensure that they are eating balanced, healthy diets. The […]

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Promedica: Link Food and Health

  By Tom Peterson Randy Oostra, President and CEO of ProMedica, Toledo, Ohio, is passionate about the role that a good diet has on health. In the monograph A Case to End U.S. Hunger Using Collaboration to Improve Population Health he calls on healthcare system leaders to “recognize that lacking nutritious food to eat is […]

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Boot Fast Food from the Hospital

    By Tom Peterson The worthy dictum “first do no harm” needs little explanation. Yet when it comes to serving food, many hospitals ignore it. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine reminds us that just one generation ago cigarettes were sold in hospital gift shops and patients could smoke in their rooms. But then […]

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Webinar: How hunger impacts community health

From the Folks at Let’s Move: June 23 Webinar to learn how hunger impacts community health — and how you can take action! Health care providers are seeing firsthand how severely hunger and poor nutrition — among children, seniors, pregnant women, and other adults — makes an impact on all aspects of health and wellness. Malnourishment exacerbates […]

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