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24 03, 2018

The Daily Feed (post)

2018-03-24T15:52:13+00:00March 24th, 2018|

The Daily Feed

The Daily Feed is a news aggregator focused on new developments in community health and health care.

2 03, 2018

Learning to Be Great

2018-03-24T15:07:16+00:00March 2nd, 2018|

If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” — Jack Welch

With this insight, Jack Welch defines an important strategic challenge for every organization operating today.  The pace of change is fast and accelerating. If we do not enable our people to keep pace with change through rapid learning, we will inevitably lose opportunities and fall behind.  Here are five ways to help your organization learn to be great.


1. Make Organizational Learning a Core Function
Think of organizational learning as the process of creating, retaining, and transferring knowledge […]
24 02, 2018

How to Demonstrate the Value of Your Organization

2018-03-24T15:19:44+00:00February 24th, 2018|

The secret to sustainability is to demonstrate value to key stakeholders. 

In today’s funding environment it is essential to demonstrate value. At Community Health Solutions we help organizations define and demonstrate value by applying a five-step process as outlined below. The result is a ‘strategic value model’ that can be tailored to define and demonstrate value to diverse audiences. This strategic value model can become the foundation for sustaining and growing your organization in a challenging funding environment.

1. Identify Your Audiences

The first step in creating your strategic value model is to identify the audiences that need to know the […]

24 01, 2018

Leading Change by Design

2018-03-24T15:28:52+00:00January 24th, 2018|

How can we help people buy into change?  


This is one of the most common questions we hear from leaders and team members who are trying to help people move in a new direction.  Leading change is rarely easy, but we can improve our chances by designing change in ways that support adoption by key stakeholders.


One helpful strategy for designing change is to think of change as innovation.  In essence, when we are asking people to change the way they do things, we are asking them to adopt innovation. We know from extensive research by  Everett M. Rogers and others that […]
22 11, 2017

Five Strategic Keys for Effective Community Collaboration

2017-12-01T16:32:46+00:00November 22nd, 2017|

Collaboration is essential for community health improvement.  But experience shows that collaboration can fall short if there are strategy gaps between the partners. We can improve our chances for success by considering five strategic keys at the front end of collaboration

1. Shared Vision

Effective collaboration requires that all partners share a vision of the purpose, scope, culture, design, funding, and success indicators for the project. Ask: How does each collaborating partner view this project? Do we share a common vision, or are there differences to discuss?

2. Compatible Missions

Collaborating partners should have missions that are compatible, and not in conflict. Ask: Are our missions […]

23 06, 2017

The Story of New Ulm A Population Health Transformation

2017-06-23T21:58:26+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

Published on Sep 27, 2016
Located in Southwest Minnesota is a rural community of 30,000 people served by the New Ulm Medical Center. It is in that location that some of the Nation’s biggest lessons are being learned in the delivery of proactive healthcare to serve a population of needs. On a 10-year journey, this community is on a mission to eliminate heart disease. Eight years in, they have seen enviable results across all major clinical and financial indicators.

Directed by: Ethan Vincent & Nathaniel Hansen
Executive Producer: Paul Horstmeier
Produced by: Chris Keller, Nathaniel Hansen, Ethan Vincent
Associate […]

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