How can we enable effective stewardship of shared health and health care resources?
The capacity of any health system to realize better health, better care, and lower costs is contingent upon the ability of its leaders to responsibly and sustainably manage shared health care resources. ReThink Health’s Stewardship program provides insight, training, coaching and facilitation to help cross-sector teams become effective stewards of their local health resources. Evolving from work with Peter Senge, influential author and business strategist, Elinor Ostrom, 2009 Nobel Laureate in Economics, and others, this unique program integrates principles of leadership development, commons governance, and social psychology to enable individuals, groups, and whole communities to create sustainable change through collective action.
The Stewardship toolkit include a readiness assessment to map the local landscape, a leadership curriculum to increase the capacity of organizational leaders to effect change, and team coaching to ensure that cross-sector collaboratives include and appropriately engage all essential stakeholders. After successful work in pilot regions across the United States, ReThink Health’s Stewardship is pursuing the first integrated projects with institutional leaders from employers, payers, education, government, and hospitals in Morris County, New Jersey. Stewardship plans to expand the project into the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire in partnership with Dartmouth and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.