Fannie E. Rippel Foundation

Seeding innovations in health

ReThink Health

What should health and health care in America look like? And how do we spark the thinking, collaboration and sustained change that will get us there?


The flagship initiative of the Rippel Foundation, ReThink Health, was founded in 2007 by some of nation’s most influential change-makers in health, economics, politics, business, and energy.

ReThink Health works with communities to help them foster leadership and test innovative ideas for reshaping and redesigning their health and health care systems, continuously learning with those who strive for significant, system-wide influence.

Drawing on lessons from diverse contexts including other countries and other sectors, ReThink Health focuses on three areas critical to regional reform: active stewardship; effective strategy and sustainable financing.

Our current collaborators include the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care/CMS, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, The Dartmouth Institute, the Georgia Center for Health Policy, MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, Washington University, and many others. ReThink Health is supported by funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the California HealthCare Foundation and an array of regional coalitions, health systems, and organizations.

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