Posts in Shared Purpose
Fostering Hope: Collective Impact Initiative Offers Lessons for Healthcare Industry

Driven by increasing needs and tighter funding, nonprofit agencies are formalizing their collaborator networks into collective impact initiatives to improve lives, strengthen communities and reduce the cost of care. This is the first of three articles exploring how one Marion County, Ore., group is approaching community health – and what the healthcare industry can learn from it.

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Join the Conversation: Social Determinants of Health

On Thursday, April 27, the Oregon Health Forum will host a panel discussion, “The Impact of Social Determinants on Health Outcomes,” in Portland. Curandi is a sponsor of the event, and I’m excited to see this important topic gaining attention here in Oregon and around the country.

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Beyond Universal Healthcare - The case for local community health networks

Rather than looking for a cure-all, it’s time we recognize the complex, interwoven nature of our social systems and accept that incremental change is the only solution, not a lesser solution.

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Social Determinants of Health: A Case Study

The term “social determinants of health” (SDOH) is inescapable in the healthcare industry. But despite the ubiquity of the term, integrating SDOH into front-line medical care remains largely out of reach.

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Creating a market that values health

It is clear there is opportunity to leverage the $2.7 trillion in capital spent on medical care in the United States. Healthcare’s value is in its purpose – better outcomes. Healthcare needs a marketplace capable of ensuring that this purpose remains the primary driver of its business success.

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