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Walk [Your City], Signs for Health

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 […]

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Memorial Hospital Becomes ‘Trauma-informed’ to Improve Health

      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 […]

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Risa Lavizzo-Mourey: Building a Culture of Health

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 […]

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Forum, July 2: Financing Population Health Improvement

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 […]

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Pre-Chawumba IT Meeting

    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 […]

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Healthcare’s Needed Role in the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act

    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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People from a dozen states coming to Chawumba!

And the number is growing every day. Don’t miss CHAWUMBA! 2014  July 25-28, 2014  Winston-Salem, North Carolina First annual gathering of Stakeholder Health and friends! It’s a long weekend of sharing ideas, learning about programs around the country that work, re-charging, imagining and celebrating together. Stakeholder Health is a movement of people in hospital and health systems […]

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