Posts tagged Fostering Hope Initiative
Integrate Community Efforts to Improve Community Health

At the core of our social problems is the fact that our fragmented approach to the health and well-being of our communities is out of date. A more systematic approach is needed, one grounded in current system science and better aligned to how the complex adaptive network we call community works.

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Fostering Hope: Integrated Care Treats the Cause, Not the Symptoms

If healthy, strong communities are what we want to see, we’ve been going about it all wrong. Learn about an Oregon group’s network approach to community health.

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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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