Our Chief Clinical Officer Damon Francis contributed to this new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation outlining initiatives to ensure everyone has a fair and just opportunity to live the healthiest life possible - including making health care institutions more equitable and improving social conditions in communities.
Latest Blog Posts in 2019
Two senior Massachusetts CHWs weigh in on the impact of professional standards, changing employer dynamics, the role of empathy, and commitment to social justice.
Any organization that works to address community-level health inequities must think seriously about how to ensure data are not only mission-aligned, but actually build the kind of shared power needed to achieve health goals. In these situations, ‘Small Data’ can be just as important — if not moreso — than the Big Data we hear about so frequently. Here's what Small Data is and isn't.
At a time when an increasing number of healthcare organizations are driving toward more equitable outcomes through community-led health improvement initiatives, it’s those with Expert Lived Experience whose voices are more important than ever. It’s time to see that value reflected on healthcare’s mainstages — and here’s how we get there.
Rainbow Connects extends University Hospitals’ commitment to meeting patient needs outside doctor’s office
Rainbow Connects is a reboot of the hospital system’s collaboration with Health Leads, a two-year pilot initiative launched at UH in 2016, which served two small patient groups to see if helping with basic necessities would impact their health and wellbeing. Rainbow Connects is now primarily serving families at well-child pediatric visits and participants in the hospital system’s CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care visits.
Impact of Social Needs Navigation on Utilization Among High Utilizers in a Large Integrated Health System: A Quasi-experimental Study