Spotlight: Article of the Year Award
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.
In the News: Modern Healthcare Highlights Rippel
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.
Spotlights-Stewardship: Taking Ownership
When Lin Ostrom was awarded the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for her analysis of “economic governance, especially the commons,” most of her case studies were from remote areas of the developing world. The irrigation systems, fisheries, or grazing lands that she studied were of critical importance for local farmers or community groups, but held little interest for tax collectors, other public officials, or large corporations.
Spotlight: Elliott S. Fisher Joins Rippel Board
Dr. Elliott S. Fisher, one of the nation’s leading authorities on the quality and cost of health care in America, joins the Rippel Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Spotlights-Dynamics: Local Leaders ReThink Health Dynamics
Innovators pursuing the goals of better health, better care, and lower costs in their region are beginning to use the ReThink Health Dynamics model as a guide for ambitious, system-wide change.
Spotlight-ReThink Health: When Being #1 Means We Have to Think Differently: The Future of Healthcare in New Jersey
New Jersey faces many challenges, but none more pressing than the rising cost of health care.
Spotlight-ReThink Health: Why Does ReThinking Matter?
ReThink Health builds on the conviction that leaders and organizations are destined to repeat patterns of behavior unless catalyzed to rethink their values, assumptions, expectations, decisions, and actions. Typically, this impetus derives from some external force such as experience, information, models, opportunities, or peers.