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Selected Readings

  • The Art of Hosting– Ryan-Hart and Phil Cass in Columbus, OH have been working with the whole health care system—health care providers, public health, community stakeholders and others to change the culture of health care and create more seamless access and stronger cross-sector relationships, August 2013.  The health care part is mostly on pages 13-16.  The Berkana Institute. From Hero to Host:A Story of Citizenship in Columbus, Ohio. Deborah Frieze and Margaret Wheatley, 2010.
  • Kania, John, & Kramer, Mark (Spring 2013), ‘Embracing Emergence:  How Collective Impact Addresses  Complexity,’ Stanford Social Innovation Review, Jan. 21.
  • Advancing the State of the Art in Community Benefit: A national demonstration project that aspires to make use of limited charitable resources to address unmet health-related needs. Facilitated by The Public Health Institute, Dignity Health, St. Joseph Health System and other partners.
  • ESRI: Mapping for Everyone. The new ESRI Mapping for Everyone site provides a variety of information and resources for users interested in learning more about Web mapping applications and ArcGIS.
  • big med, new yorkerBig Med: Restaurant chains have managed to combine quality control, cost control, and innovation. Can health care? Atul Gawande, The New Yorker, August 13, 2012.
  • Connecting with Communities: Community Health Initiatives Across New York State, 2012 Edition, Healthcare Association of New York, highlights successful examples of hospitals and health systems collaborating with local organizations to enhance the health of their communities. (Including Lutheran HealthCare’s Project Safe peer HIV/AIDS education program and the Sound Shore Medical Center’s Outpatient Pediatric Immunization Center).
  • Peer Education in HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Miriam Rabkin, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, on the transfer of knowledge and skills that occurs when members of a social group are trained to provide education and support to others. 
  • Protestant Congregations: Aligning and Leveraging Assets for Vulnerable Populations and Governmental Partners Who Care For Them. Gary R. Gunderson and Teresa Cutts. In Communications Strategy to Enhance and Reinforce the Faith-Based Partnerships, sponsored by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, Department of Health and Human Services. 2011.
  • Brown, Ameldia; Coppola, Patricia; Giacona, Marian; Petriches, Anne; Stockwell, Mary Ann. Faith Community Nursing Demonstrates Good Stewardship of Community Benefit Dollars Through Cost Savings and Cost Avoidance. Family Community Health, October/December 2009 – Volume 32 – Issue 4 – p 330–338. This article in Family Community Health describes the impact tool developed by the team at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals.
  • Beyond the Numerical Tally: Uniform Standards and Lessons from the Advancing the State of the Art in Community Benefit Demonstration, Kevin Barnett, Public Health Institute, 2009.
  • Donald M. Berwick, Thomas W. Nolan, and John Whittington. The Triple Aim: Care, Health, and Cost. Health Affairs, May 2008, Vol. 27(3): 759-769.
  • Two Feathers J, Kieffer EC, Palmisano G, Anderson M, Sinco B, Janz N, Heisler M, Spencer M, Guzman R, Thompson J, Wisdom K, James SA. Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Detroit partnership: improving diabetes-related outcomes among African American and Latino adults. An American Journal of Public Health article describing a culturally tailored diabetes lifestyle intervention delivered by trained community residents which produced significant health improvements.