How can the tools of community organizing help mobilize diverse health stakeholders to take action to change the health system?
In the complex modern health care system, no single actor has sufficient leverage to foster significant, sustainable improvements in population health, care quality, and cost. ReThink Health engages and empowers diverse health stakeholders to become leaders of change. Through campaign design and coaching, a distance learning course, and training opportunities, ReThink Health offers practical skills, new knowledge, and changed attitudes to help local leaders mobilize cross-sector constituencies to action.
Building on experience with Marshall Ganz, renowned organizer of the United Farm Workers and strategic advisor to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, ReThink Health has created a new model of change that reflects the unique needs of health system change. Unlike traditional community organizing, ReThink Health’s model engages all health stakeholders, including institutional leaders, payers, providers, and patients, building momentum for change across multiple constituencies.
Learn more about ReThink Health’s pilot region Columbia, South Carolina and their successful campaign to mobilize medical providers, payers, and community members through their Healthy South Carolina campaign.