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What Works: Strategies to Improve Rural Health

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program helps communities identify and implement solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, the County Health Rankings illustrate what we know when it comes to what is keeping people healthy or making people sick. The Roadmaps show what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work, and play. The 2016 Rankings include an in-depth examination of the differences in health between rural and urban counties.

Scaling Up, Scaling Out: Lessons from Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana and Nurse-Family Partnership

This article examines the challenges of individual programs working together to scale. The goal of the collaboration described is for each service provider to reach additional families with unique services (horizontal scale) while also scaling across programs to ensure that a wider array of services are easily accessible for the family.

Achieving Rural Health Equity and Well-Being: Proceedings of a Workshop

This Proceedings of a Workshop synthesizes the discussions held at the workshop, highlights the speakers’ perspectives on rural health equity and well-being, and provides an overview of showcased initiatives and approaches to meeting the particular challenges and opportunities in improving health in rural communities.

Social Determinants of Health 101 for Health Care: Five plus Five

This paper considers what is known and what can be learned about SDoH to achieve the national quality strategy of better care, healthy people/healthy communities, and affordable care.

Partnerships for Health: Lessons for Bridging Community-Based Organizations and Health Care Organizations

This brief examines the strategic, operational, and financial approaches that drive the success of Health Care Organizations and Community Based Organizations partnerships. It also offers recommendations to guide the development of successful collaborations between health care and social service organizations.

Screening for Social Determinants of Health in Populations with Complex Needs: Implementation Considerations

This brief examines how organizations participating in Transforming Complex Care (TCC), a multi-site national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are assessing and addressing SDOH for populations with complex needs.

Promoting Health Equity: A Resource to Help Communities Address Social Determinants of Health

This workbook was created to encourage and support the development of new and the expansion of existing, initiatives and partnerships to address the social determinants of health inequities.

What Is Health Equity? And What Difference Does a Definition Make?

This brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of California San Francisco was released to stimulate discussion and promote greater consensus about the meaning of health equity and the implications for action within the Culture of Health Action Framework.

Race Matters: How to Talk Effectively About Race

In a nutshell, to engage in an effective conversation about race, Dr Hardy recommends adequate preparation plus taking on a few tasks which vary according to whether your role is that of privilege or subjugator.

Social Determinants of Health: How are Hospitals and Health Systems Investing in and Addressing Social Needs?

The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions conducted a nationally representative online survey of about 300 hospitals and health systems to identify their current health-related social needs activities and investments and their potential future efforts.

What Is Health Equity?

This issue brief is the first in a series examining important issues faced in advancing health equity.

Partnership Assessment Tool for Health

The objective of the PATH is to help partnering organizations work together more effectively to maximize the impact of the partnership

Addressing Patients’ Social Needs: An Emerging Business Case for Provider Investment

These new models are creating economic incentives for providers to incorporate social interventions into their approach to care.

CSBG T/TA Resource Center

This website is a resource for the Community Action Network to access an array of information and assistance designed to support efforts in serving low income families and addressing the causes of poverty in local communities.

Impact and Evaluation for Social Determinants of Health

Join the Health Intersections Learning Community to explore the data and evaluation processes related to the social determinants of health. Dr. Dayna Long, Pediatrician at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, will lead a knowledge building session on identifying health indicators for measurement of impact on the social determinants of health.


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