Tools & Resources
PROJECT MATERIALS I ORGANIZATIONAL ALLIES I RELATED HEALTH SYSTEM MODELS
BACKGROUND RESOURCES I SELECTED REFERENCES
ReThink Health Model Summary AVAILABLE HERE
Intervention Options for ReThink Health Simulation Scenarios AVAILABLE HERE
Guide to Navigating the Results Tree AVAILABLE HERE
Elements, Interventions, and Causal Pathways AVAILABLE HERE
Selecting a Geographic Focus AVAILABLE HERE
Behavioral Logic in the ReThink Health model AVAILABLE HERE
Reference Sources and Studies AVAILABLE HERE
Science Advisor Biographies AVAILABLE HERE
Hirsch G, Homer J, Milstein B, Scherrer L, Ingersoll C, Landy L, Sterman J, Fisher E. ReThink Health Dynamics: Understanding and Influencing Local Health System Change. Presented at the 30th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society; July 22-26, 2012; St. Gallen, Switzerland. AVAILABLE HERE
Milstein B, Hirsch, G, Minyard, K. County Officials Embark on New, Collective Endeavors to ReThink Their Local Health Systems. Journal of County Administration, March – April 2013. AVAILABLE HERE
Milstein B, Homer J, Hirsch G. Analyzing national health reform strategies with a dynamic simulation model. American Journal of Public Health 2010;100(5):811-9. AVAILABLE HERE
** An overview of the structure and results from the HealthBound policy simulation model, which is the closest predecessor to the ReThink Health simulation model.
Milstein B, Homer J, Briss P, Burton D, Pechacek T. Why behavioral and environmental interventions are needed to improve health at lower cost. Health Affairs 2011;30(5):823-32. AVAILABLE HERE
** Additional policy analyses using the HealthBound model.
Inflationary Trends in the U.S. Health Economy
Homer J, Hirsch G, Milstein B. Chronic illness in a complex health economy: the perils and promises of downstream and upstream reforms. System Dynamics Review 2007;23(2/3):313–43. AVAILABLE HERE
**Examines the historical growth of the U.S. health economy, with a focus on inflationary trends and self-sustaining tendencies of the downstream healthcare industry along the with prospects for upstream action to better safeguard population health.
Prevention Impacts Simulation Model
Homer J, Milstein B, Wile K, Trogdon J, Huang P, Labarthe D, Orenstein D. (2010) Simulating and Evaluating Local Interventions to Improve Cardiovascular Health. Preventing Chronic Disease 7(1), January 2010. AVAILABLE HERE
** Presents results from an early version of the CDC-NIH PRISM model, which focuses on multiple, interacting chronic diseases
Homer J, Milstein B, Wile K, Pratibhu P, Farris R, Orenstein D. (2008) Modeling the Local Dynamics of Cardiovascular Health: Risk Factors, Context, and Capacity. Preventing Chronic Disease 5(2), April 2008. AVAILABLE HERE
** Discusses the general framework and background that led to the CDC-NIH PRISM model
Hirsch G, Homer J, Evans E, Zielinski A. (2010) A System Dynamics Model for Planning Cardiovascular Disease Interventions. American Journal of Public Health 100(4):616-622. AVAILABLE HERE
** Discusses findings from the El Paso County, CO version of the CDC-NIH PRISM model
Loyo HK, Wile K, Batcher C, Huang P, Orenstein D, Milstein B. From Model to Action: Using a System Dynamics Model of Chronic Disease Risks to Align Community Action. For submission to: Health Promotion Practice (in press).
** Discusses the experiences of local leaders in Texas who have used the CDC-NIH PRISM model
Health Care Microworld AVAILABLE HERE
Hirsch G, Immediato CS. Microworlds and generic structures as resources for integrating care and improving health. System Dynamics Review 1999;15(3):315-330. AVAILABLE HERE
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