Category Archives: Prevention

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Communities in Action – Pathways to Health Equity

This report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine describes the causes and solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by … Continue reading

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National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Metrics That Matter for Population Health Action

The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine) has published this workshop summary on measures for population health improvement.  There is an overabundance of measures and indicators … Continue reading

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Stanford Social Innovation Review and Grantmakers in Health: Innovations in Health Equity

The Stanford Social Innovation Review and Grantmakers in Health have published this special supplement on health equity. Articles include discussions of the role of health philanthropy in addressing equity; the role of community organizers in advancing health equity; promoting health … Continue reading

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California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative Releases Request for Proposals

The California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative has released its Request for Proposals, with funding available for up to six Accountable Communities for Health in California.  Funding for up to $250,000 is available for the first project year, with up to $300,000/year available … Continue reading

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PolicyLink: Why Place Matters – Building a Movement for Healthy Communities

This policy report from PolicyLink highlights the importance of a place-based perspective in building healthy communities.  The framework described in this report provides a way to understand the relationship between community conditions and health, analyzes the connections among all of … Continue reading

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American Public Health Association: Integrating Public Health into State Innovation Models

These issue briefs from the American Public Health Association describe how state health departments and public health professionals can participate in the development and implementation of state innovation models (SIMs) as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. … Continue reading

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American Public Health Association: Healthy Outlook – Public Health Resources for Systems Transformation

This resource guide from the American Public Health Association includes a series of fact sheets, issue briefs, and other resources that highlight policy issues in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that have implications for public health, and that identify opportunities and promote … Continue reading

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California Health and Human Services Agency: Accountable Communities for Health

This is the final report submitted to the California Health and Human Services Agency from its work group on accountable communities for health (ACH), part of the design of California’s State Innovation Model (SIM).  The work group was supported with … Continue reading

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JSI: Accountable Communities for Health – Strategies for Financial Sustainability

This report from the John Snow Research and Training Institute (JSI) describes strategies for financial sustainability for accountable communities for health (ACH), proposed by California as part of its State Innovation Model (SIM).  The report was funded by The California Endowment. … Continue reading

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ChangeLab: Accountable Communities for Health – Legal and Practical Recommendations

This issue brief from ChangeLab describes the legal and practical issues in creating accountable communities for health (ACH), which were part of the proposed California State Innovation Model (SIM).  The issue brief was funded by The California Endowment. The issue brief … Continue reading

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