We are pleased to recognize the achievement of ReThink Health team members Bobby Milstein and Kris Wile who helped write the paper “From Model to Action: Using a System Dynamics Model of Chronic Disease Risks to Align Community Action” that was selected as Sarah Mazelis Paper of the Year by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). This prestigious award recognizes the most outstanding paper published during the year in SOPHE’s journal Health Promotion Practice.
The latest edition of the Journal of County Administration profiles two communities, Pueblo, Colorado, and Atlanta, Georgia, that are thinking systemically about how to create sustained improvements in health and health care in their regions. Led by cross-sector teams of forward-looking leaders, these communities have used the ReThink Health model to support these strategic discussions, exploring scenarios, identifying leverage points, and creating alignment around a portfolio of initiatives with the potential for long-term impact.
A recent edition of the Health Affairs GrantWatch Blog describes the important role that skillful convening can play in bringing people together to support a collaborative approach to improve the performance of their local health systems. Written by Rippel President & CEO Laura Landy, the post highlights how the Rippel Foundation and ReThink Health have used this signature tool to support innovative efforts in communities across the country: Columbia, South Carolina; Pueblo, Colorado; the Upper Valley of Vermont/New Hampshire; and New Jersey.
We are delighted to recognize the achievement of ReThinkers Bobby Milstein and Jack Homer, whose May 2011 Health Affairs article “Why Behavioral and Environmental Interventions are Needed to Improve Health at Lower Cost” was selected as Public Health Systems Research Article of the Year by AcademyHealth. This prestigious award recognizes the most notable scientific work published in the field of Public Health Systems Research each year.
Dr. Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Laureate and ReThinker, passed away on June 12 after a battle with cancer. Dr. Ostrom was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, an honor she received in 2009 for her work on polycentric governance of the commons.
The following article was written by Rick Foster, a leader in the Healthy Columbia campaign, a project seeded by ReThink Health. The article was the lead story on “The Doctor Weighs In” on April 12, 2012.
Can the community organizing tactics that empowered migrant farm workers in the 1970s and helped elect President Barack Obama in 2008 empty out America’s overloaded emergency departments?
Six physicians-turned-organizers are working in Columbia, S.C., to find out.
New Jersey has the most expensive healthcare system in the nation, yet it delivers only average quality and results. The enormous challenge facing New Jersey is the subject of three recently published op-eds by Laura Landy, President & CEO of the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation.