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23 06, 2017

Population Health in Santa Barbara

2017-06-23T21:52:06+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

Published on Mar 24, 2016
Fred Kass, MD, illuminates some of the struggles facing populations on the west side of Santa Barbara and the implications that they have on public health. Learn more at – https://www.cottagehealth.org.

23 06, 2017

Donna’s Story

2017-06-23T21:45:12+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

Donna’s story illustrates the importance of family and social context in child health and development. Questions to consider: What might be an optimal support model for Donna and her family if they lived in your community? Are there policy, practice, or resources obstacles to creating an optimal support model? How might people collaborate and innovate to remove or overcome these obstacles?

Published on Sep 27, 2010
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Donna is a kid much like any other kid. But, as with any kid, various Social Determinants of Health […]

23 06, 2017

Keith and Allison

2017-06-23T21:29:20+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

This story illustrates the importance and the challenge of supporting older adults within the community. The story is presented not only from the perspective of Mr. and Mrs. Dorey, the older couple in the story, but also through the eyes of Keith and Allison, a doctor and a nurse in the hospital emergency department. Questions for consideration: What might be the most supportive care model for Mr. and Mrs. Dorey if they lived in your community? Are there policy, practice, or resource obstacles in the way of this care model? How might people collaborate and innovate to […]

23 06, 2017

Diana’s Story

2017-06-23T21:27:06+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

Diana’s story illustrates the importance and the challenge of helping people with multiple needs.  Questions to consider: What might be an optimal care model for Diana if she lived in your community?   Are there policy, practice, or resources obstacles to creating an optimal care model?  How might people collaborate and innovate to remove or overcome these obstacles?

Published on Sep 27, 2010

You are watching work by Journeyman Film Company (www.journeymanfilm.com).

Like many of us, Diana has relationship issues, transportation issues, financial issues and health issues.  She also has schizophrenia.  From […]

6 04, 2017

Trauma Informed Care

2017-04-06T19:19:36+00:00 April 6th, 2017|

4 04, 2017

Health Coaching

2017-05-30T18:30:18+00:00 April 4th, 2017|

7 03, 2017

Five Strategic Lessons for Community Health Improvement

2017-03-20T13:57:29+00:00 March 7th, 2017|

Community health improvement is a strategic priority for many hospitals, health systems, public health agencies, foundations, and other organizations with a mission for community health.  Experience shows that the work of community health improvement can become costly and complex if it is not guided by a clear strategic vision. At Community Health Solutions, we have supported dozens of community health initiatives over the past fifteen years, and we have learned a lot about what works (and what doesn’t) in community needs assessment and strategy development.  Here are five strategic lessons for community health improvement.

1. Start with leadership support. Community health improvement […]

26 02, 2017

Health Care and Healthy Food

2017-03-20T15:05:04+00:00 February 26th, 2017|

Food bank 2Good nutrition is essential for overall health and for management of many health conditions.  Access to health food can also be a challenge for many individuals with low income or lack of mobility.  The following resources describe how hospitals, health systems, and other health care providers are partnering with food banks to help people obtain healthy food.  The list is not exhaustive, and we don’t endorse any particular approach.  Our suggested approach is to scan the resources for ideas that might work in your particular setting.

Strategy Guides

  1. Making Food […]
26 01, 2017

Community Health Funds: Innovative Financing for Community Health Improvement

2017-03-20T16:07:19+00:00 January 26th, 2017|

Community Health Funds (CHFs) are a new method for making communities healthier while reducing costs and supporting collaboration. A new project is asking communities to share and spread lessons from CHF and other health partnership experiences. This article from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation outlines the current states of CHFs and provides links to several working examples.

Click here to learn more about the potential and challenges of CHFs.

 

 

 

13 01, 2017

Dying and Living in the Neighborhood – A Street-Level View of America’s Healthcare Promise

2017-03-20T16:15:54+00:00 January 13th, 2017|

Dr. Prabhjot Singh is a physician and program director at Mount Sinai Health System.  In this groundbreaking book from Johns Hopkins University Press (2016), Dr. Singh defines how place matters for health in a unique and compelling way.  In summary, Dr. Singh:

  1. Clearly describes the neighborhood dynamics that can shape an individual’s ability to ‘assemble’ health;
  2. Profiles innovative people and programs working to change health at the neighborhood level;
  3. Looks across sectors to identify policy obstacles and other systemic barriers to health promotion; and
  4. Presents creative ideas for collaboration across healthcare, public health, and community development.

We found this […]