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Rising Together to Create and Sustain Healthy, Vibrant Communities for All

Jun 4, 2021
As the global pandemic recedes, hospitals, health systems and community-based organizations must continue to align strategies and tactics and accelerate the shared work on ensuring health equity and creating communities that contribute to vitality for all.
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Chair File: Creating a Culture of Health for All

May 3, 2021
The factors that influence health are present in all aspects of our lives — in our own homes, in our communities and in society as a whole. In theory, this gives each of us the opportunity to improve and maintain our health, with support from hospitals and other providers, community-based organizations, businesses and government agencies. 
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Blog: Health System Stresses Importance of Worker Well-being

Apr 12, 2021
Hackensack Meridian Health’s clinical experts have learned a wide variety of important lessons and strategies for managing COVID-19’s toll on mental health, write three of the health system’s leaders. Read more about the steps Hackensack took to improve the mental health of its workforce and how you can reproduce them yourself.
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Chair File: Building Partnerships and Healthy Communities

Apr 5, 2021
We know that a person’s health is influenced more by their social and economic circumstances than by access to medical services. However, making a real difference for people who struggle with social needs remains a significant challenge. 
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Blog: Leaders offer 7 standards of excellence in community health investments

Mar 9, 2021
Health care systems must partner in effective community-based approaches in caring for populations, write three leaders from Providence. Using evidence from more than four decades of place-based investments, the authors write that comprehensive, multi-dimensional community investment strategies can measurably advance human health and well-being. Read more about the seven Standards of Excellence in Community Health Investments for consideration by health care systems and partners.
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RAND’s solutions for lowering health care costs are ineffective and potentially harmful

Mar 5, 2021
A recent report from RAND misses the mark on solutions to the cost of health care and draws its conclusions from the same recycled and incomplete studies.
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Health Care Disruptors Forge Ahead, Pandemic or Not

Feb 25, 2021
Hospitals and health systems should embrace opportunities to work with other stakeholders in the health care ecosystem, such as tech data companies, on new combinations of services. Leaders should see this as an opportunity to work together with health care disruptors, if they are not doing so already, by sharing their tacit knowledge and expertise in health care.
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To Advance Health Equity, You Must Invest in Communities

Feb 18, 2021
Place-based investment, otherwise known as community investment, helps create the social and physical environments that support community health over the long term. As communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, community investment will be an innovative yet useful strategy for reimagining and rebuilding a more equitable society at a scale that grants alone cannot achieve.
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Compassion Tech: Merging Technology, Consumerism and the Human Connection for Health Innovation

Feb 11, 2021
Although “compassion tech” does not yet define a particular category of innovations, it follows the natural evolution of health care technology. While e-health was popularized by the digitization of health care through electronic medical records, we now use “digital health” to refer to a wide range of consumer-facing and backend technologies like wearables, analytic platforms and clinical decision support.
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Community partnerships key to improving access to mental health care

Feb 5, 2021
Community partnerships could address mental health care lack-of-access issues, writes Sean Blair, chief growth officer of ncgCARE, a behavioral health care organization with provider agencies in North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and West Virginia. Learn how to form valuable partnerships and leverage their many benefits using a plan developed by WakeMed Behavioral Health Network as the foundation.