Altarum Institute integrates objective research and client-centered consulting skills to deliver comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care. A nonprofit, Altarum serves clients in the public and private sectors. For more information, visit www.altarum.org.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. As the nation's health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise. www.cdc.gov/.
Community Commons is a web-based platform that includes an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for regional, national, and transnational organizations and networks. The Commons is about aligning andleveraging public sector investments to accelerate learning across place-based initiatives, projects, and activities. The Commons provides, researchers, community health organizers, and policy makers with individual profiles and a coherent navigation structure to access collaboration tools, data, CHNA reports, social media, stories, and other functionality. The Commons' interactive mapping tool includes thousands of data sets for the United States, self-serve tools for uploading GIS data, and mechanisms for interfacing with other organizations' geospatial capacities. With Community Commons, stakeholders can create maps and share via email and hyperlinks, as well create maps to print, and save as images. Stakeholders can take advantage of the variety of selection and query tools in the interactive mapping environment and customize maps to their own region. www.communitycommons.org.
Community Health Advisor is an exciting new resource to help public health leaders, decision-makers, and advocates who want to reduce smoking and increase physical activity in their communities. It's an online tool that provides customizable information about the potential health and cost impact of implementing evidence-based interventions.
Community Health Advisor builds on policies and programs recommended in The Guide to Community Preventive Services by providing customizable, usable information for community leaders. How would smoking rates or obesity prevalence change if policies and programs were implemented? What would be the impact of changes in smoking and physical activity rates on illness and death from cancer, cardiovascular disease, or other conditions? And how would medical care costs change with changes in health?
Users can view detailed, 30-year projections for various measures of health behavior, health impact, and medical care cost. To calculate the potential impact for your community, please visit www.communityhealthadvisor.org.
The Community Tool Box, http://ctb.ku.edu, is a global resource for capacity building. With more than 5 million unique users annually from 230 countries, this public service website gives people tools to change their communities (in English, Spanish, and Arabic). This free, open source web content -- over 7,000 pages -- provides "one-stop shopping" for how-to information (e.g., community assessment, planning, intervention, advocacy, evaluation, sustainability). The Tool Box, funded initially by RWJF in the 1990s -- and going strong 20 years on -- is a public service of the University of Kansas Work Group for Community Health and Development. The Tool Box supports important initiatives with reach, including Healthy People 2020, County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, and Regional Offices of the World Health Organization. The KU Work Group supports community capacity-building and participatory evaluation (including an online monitoring and evaluation system) as well as customized Community WorkStations to support collaborative efforts. Learn more: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/services.
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, helps communities identify and implement solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods.
Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, the County Health Rankings illustrate what we know when it comes to what is making people sick or healthy. County Health Roadmaps show what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work, and play. The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) strives to bring this program to cities, counties, and states across the nation.
FSG is a nonprofit research, strategy and evaluation firm, dedicated to discovering better ways to solve social problems. We partner with corporations, nonprofits, foundations, and governments all over the globe on issues ranging from health and education to economic development and the environment. The FSG team cares deeply about social impact. We have a passion for solving problems, and a unique combination of on-the-ground practical experience and world-class strategy development skills. FSG is a recognized leader in collective impact, which we define as the commitment of a group of cross-sectoral actors to a common agenda for solving a complex social problem. FSG has published various articles about collective impact with the Stanford Social Innovation Review, hosted multiple conferences on the topic, and conducted dozens of workshops, panel sessions, webinars, and speeches on collective impact. In addition, we also engaged directly to help launch and support dozens of collective impact efforts on a broad range of social issues. www.fsg.org
The Health Leads envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients' basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care. Health Leads' mission is to catalyze this healthcare system by connecting patients with the basic resources they need to be healthy, and in doing so, build leaders with the conviction and ability to champion quality care for all patients.
In the clinics where Health Leads operates, physicians and other providers can prescribe food, heat, and other basic resources their patients need to be healthy, alongside prescriptions for medication. Patients then take those prescriptions to a Health Leads Desk in the clinic waiting room, where our college student Advocates work side-by-side with the patients to access community resources and public benefits. This year, Health Leads will train and deploy nearly 1,000 college volunteers to connect over 14,500 low-income patients and their families to the resources they need to be healthy.www.healthleadsusa.org/.
The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is a distributed capacity network of 35 plus public health institutes. Public health institutes are nonprofit organizations that improve the public's health by fostering innovation, leveraging resources, and building partnerships across sectors. The strength of NNPHI's distributed capacity network is the coordination of local expertise, network resources and national reach. NNPHI offers: highly qualified subject matter experts well versed in multi-sector; approaches to creating the conditions for health; national communities of practice stimulating practice innovations by addressing challenges and sharing successes; convening and meeting planning services at the national, state, and local level; comprehensive research and evaluation services (qualitative and quantitative); stable and cost-effective workforce solutions independent of governmental personnel reductions in force or hiring freezes; financial intermediary services with tightly audited and cost-effective controls. For more information please contact:
The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that works to catalyze improvements in health and healthcare. NQF convenes working groups to foster quality improvement in both public- and private-sectors; endorses consensus standards for performance measurement; and recommends measures for use in payment and public reporting programs. Under contract with HHS, NQF -- through a multistakeholder, collaborative process -- is also currently developing a common framework to assist groups working together to improve health across a population, at the local, regional, state, or national level. To learn more about NQF's population health framework project, visit www.qualityforum.org/Population_Health_Framework/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Practical Playbook is an interactive, web-based tool to support primary care and public health groups working collaboratively to achieve population health improvement. Funded by the de Beaumont Foundation and in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Duke University, the Practical Playbook supports increased collaborations between primary care and public health groups by guiding users through the stages of integrated population health improvement. Throughout each stage, the Practical Playbook provides helpful resources such as success stories from across the country, lessons-learned from existing partnerships, and further guidance from industry experts.www.practicalplaybook.org.
Practice Greenhealth is the nation's leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge. Practice Greenhealth members include hospitals and healthcare systems, healthcare providers, manufacturers and service providers, architectural, engineering and design firms, group purchasing organizations, and affiliated non-profit organizations. As we grow with our members, Practice Greenhealth has become the healthcare sector's go-to source for information, tools, resources and expert technical support on sustainability. For more information, please visit www.practicegreenhealth.org, or contact:
Prevention Partners builds healthier lives through healthy places: schools, workplaces, hospitals and clinics. With expertise in public health and organizational change, we translate the latest prevention science on tobacco use, physical activity, nutrition and obesity into real-world practices -- policies, benefits, and environmental changes. Through technology innovations, we have created nationally recognized assessment and training products for employers, schools, hospitals and health clinics. We know that place matters. By working together to create healthier places where we work, learn, and provide care, we can change lives. Learn more at www.ForPrevention.org.
TransforMED is a wholly owned, non-profit subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians based in Leawood, Kansas. Established in 2005, TransforMED provides innovative, advanced primary care solutions to help physicians and other health care professionals achieve the triple aim of better care for the individual, improved population health and lower per patient costs. TransforMED is an active member of primary care communities and recognizes and supports the unique value that primary care offers to patients and the health care system. TransforMED shares and supports the idealism and altruism of primary care physicians and the strong commitment to their communities and patients through continuing patient relationships and independent decision making. To learn more about TransforMED, visit www.transformed.com.
vitaphone e-health solutions is a High Tech / High Touch, Remote Patient Monitoring and Patient Engagement firm. Using the latest wireless devices, our secure software platform and our 24/7 patient monitoring and coaching centers, we help providers/organizations to increase quality, reduce costs (e.g., admissions/readmissions), and improve the patient experience. To learn more about vitaphone e-health solutions, visit www.vitaphone.com