Stakeholder Health: Insights from New Systems of Health


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Stakeholder Health: Insights from New Systems of Health

Editors: Teresa F. Cutts and James R. Cochrane

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Stakeholder Health: Insights from New Systems of Health, developed with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a rich and detailed review of some of the best practices in the areas of community health improvement, as well as clinical and community partnerships, spanning 11 chapters. The chapters range from a crisp review of the social determinants or drivers of health to leadership for new partnerships between health systems and communities, relational information technology, community health navigation, financial aspects of partnering with community in a new “social return on investment” model, leadership, implementing resiliency models integrated across hospitals and the broader community.

Stakeholder Health is a learning collaboration of over 50 health systems and other partners.


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“Stakeholder Health’s movement has been dedicated to creating this wholeness in our communities since its inception. Stakeholder Health’s members are unabashedly focused on care for the poor and marginalized and are not afraid to embrace their faith and/or missional heritage and responsibilities for caring for all. They constantly focus on pushing the language and traditional views of the field on health and health care far beyond the comfort zone of most health systems. As other health systems begin the journey to population health, this narrative, along with the real world examples of what it means to walk on this journey to whole person, whole community health and well-being, is critically needed. This book offers a rich and detailed review of some of the best and most promising work being done to build health system and community partnerships.

I highly recommend this book to all readers who care deeply about growing health, well-being, equity, justice and interconnectedness in our broader world. I hope that it serves as a useful resource guide for you, whatever your role in health and health care is, whatever your specific aims or passions are. It has deeply enriched our path in 100 Million Healthier Lives; we look forward to growing into the lessons learned and invite you to contribute to the next stage of the path.”

Somava Saha Stout, MD, MS, Executive Lead, 100 Million Healthier Lives, Institute for Healthcare Improvement


“Improving the health of a community takes the support and participation of multiple organizations and stakeholders from across the community. Collaborative community health improvement efforts offer a tremendous opportunity for hospitals to position themselves within a health system that is based on value and outcomes more than on the volume of services provided. By collaborating with other organizations that support or conduct community health assessments, hospitals can maximize their resources and efforts for greater impact on health and well-being. This is an important time for sharing in-depth learning from numerous stakeholders working within health systems, to add to the emerging field of community health improvement.”

— Denise Koo, MD, MPH, Captain, U.S. Public Health Service Advisor to the Assoc. Dir. for Policy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


“Healthcare professionals, religious leaders, academics, policy makers, and everyone committed to nurturing beloved communities of health rooted in justice and compassion must read this remarkable book by Stakeholder Health members. The diverse contributors combine to provide a sobering analysis of current healthcare realities while pointing toward a compelling and attainable vision now embedded in multiple individuals, agencies, institutions, and local initiatives. Through the work chronicled in this volume, we are being informed, inspired, and equipped to address health as far more than the delivery of medical care. Rather, we are being summoned toward beloved community where all have access to life!”

Bishop (retired) Kenneth L. Carder, Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Duke Divinity School