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September 5 & 6: Faith-inspired imagining/committing at Howard U

Thoughts on an Upcoming Convening By Gary Gunderson On September 5th and 6th Stakeholder Health will convene at Howard University in Washington, D.C., to help faith-inspired healthcare and their faith-inspired community remember and then imagine and then commit. Unlike a bazzilion DC conferences that are full of whining and scheming, this one’s about remembering how to […]

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Hospitals: Change agents for health

By Tom Peterson Helping Americans move to better health seems like an impossible, quixotic dream. But it is possible. And because of their unique size and role, health systems could hold the key. The more than 5,000 hospitals have a combined budget of $3.8 trillion. Combined they are country’s second largest private employer and individually are […]

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Health in America is a Wicked Problem

By Tom Peterson In 1973 Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber, two U.C., Berkeley professors, published a paper describing Wicked Problems. They said that the traditional scientific approach doesn’t work in solving social problems. Problem solving in the industrial age focused on efficiency, and the challenges our scientists and engineers address are similar. They all focus […]

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