Posts tagged systems thinking
Three Core Obstacles to Improving Social Determinants of Health

Healthcare is ideally positioned to catalyze the critical reorganization necessary to improve social determinants of health to help both healthcare and education succeed. But improvement will require systems and thinking that are focused on the whole more than the parts being changed.

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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core of our social problems is the fact that our fragmented approach to the health and well-being of our communities is out of date.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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Multi-System Problems Need Multi-System Solutions

Communities are complex, and their problems represent multiple system failures. To improve community health, we should be taking an equally multifaceted approach to interventions – the second of four principles that together form a better system for addressing social determinants of health.

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You can’t know what you can’t see

All of us have a personal narrative grown from firsthand experience that filters and shapes our understanding and perspective. It can also blind us to growing problems and innovative solutions. Being able to see the whole is job one for understanding how our healthcare system works and for being able to make it work better.

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