rwjf-tag: Power, cuture, language

Freda, B., Kozick, D., & Spencer, A. (2018, January). Partnerships for health: Lessons for birdging community-based organizations and health care organizations. Boston, MA and Hamilton, NJ: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts & Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

This brief draws on insights gleaned from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Partnership for Healthy Outcomes project and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation June 2017 conference which convened several health care organizations (HCO) – community-based organization (CBO) partnerships to share promising partnership models. It outlines characteristics of successful HCO-CBO partnerships and provides… Read more »

Bazzoli, G. (1997). Public-private collaboration in health and human service delivery: Evidence from community partnerships. Milbank. 75(4):533-561.

In this article, the collaboration among public–private partnerships that applied to the Community Care Network (CCN) demonstration program of the Hospital Research and Educational Trust is examined. These partnerships link broad-based community coalitions with health and human service providers in efforts to improve community health and local service delivery. Although they willingly collaborated in identifying… Read more »

Waters, R., & Buchanan, A. (2017). An exploration of person-centered concepts in human services: A thematic analysis of the literature. Health Policy, 121(10), 1031-1039. 

Being ‘person-centered’ in the delivery of health and human services has become synonymous with quality care, and it is a core feature of policy reform in Australia and other Western countries. This research aimed to identify the uses, definitions and characteristics of the term ‘person-centered’ in the aging, mental health and disability literature. A thematic… Read more »

Homer, C. (2017, June 16). Human services help communities make the most of safety net programs [Web log post].

This blog posts considers how to move beyond questions of how to increase access to and quality of health care services to consider health system transformation in communities as a strategy to achieve better health. Community transformation can only occur when the federal and state policies on which communities can build are aligned. Human services… Read more »

Ko, M., Murphy, J., & Bindman, A.B. (2015). Integrating health care for the most vulnerable: Bridging the differences in organizational cultures between US hospitals and community health centers. American Journal of Public Health, 105(Suppl 5), S676-S679.

Policymakers have increasingly promoted health services integration to improve quality and efficiency. The US health care safety net, which comprises providers of health care to uninsured, Medicaid, and other vulnerable patients, remains a largely fragmented collection of providers. In this article, authors interviewed leadership from safety net hospitals and community health centers in 5 US… Read more »

Ormond, B., Richardson, E., Spillman, B., & Feder, J. (2014). Health homes in Medicaid: The promise and the challenge. Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

This article examines potential benefits and challenges with the Medicaid health homes model. Challenges include: short time frames to see reform efforts; meaningful cultural change needed among providers in order for collaboration to be successful; communication is technically, legally, and operationally complex; and information-technology systems to facilitate meaningful information sharing require capital and human resource… Read more »

Casalino, L.P., Erb, N., Joshi, M.S., & Shortell, S.M. (2014). Accountable care organizations and population health organizations. Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, 40(4), 821-837.

This article discusses how Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and hospitals might work together toward improving population health. As hospitals become more interested in population health and enter into population health activities, they need to take care to not obscure the term and impede progress related to improving social determinants of health. ACOs and hospitals could… Read more »

Sparer, M., & Muenning, P. (2016, May). (Re)defining the healthcare delivery system: The role of social services. KPMG Government Institute & the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.

In May 2015, the Mailman School of Public Health, through its Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM), and KPMG LLP (KPMG) jointly hosted a conference to consider key questions raised by New York’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) and similar initiatives that seek to bridge the gap between social services and health. The… Read more »

Subica, A.M., Grills, C.T., Douglas, J.A., & Villaneuva, S. (2016). Communities of color creating healthy environments to combat childhood obesity. American Journal of Public Health, 106(1), 78-86.

In this article, the authors present a novel 3-lens prescription for using community organizing to treat these determinants in communities of color based on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Communities Creating Healthy Environments initiative, the first national project to combat childhood obesity in communities of color using community organizing strategies. The lenses–Social Justice, Culture-Place, and… Read more »

Miller, E., Nath, T., & Line, L. (2017). Working together toward better health outcomes. Hamilton, NJ: Partnership for Healthy Outcomes.

In this report, the Partnership for Healthy Outcomes – comprised of Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), Center for Healthcare Strategies (CHCS), and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (Alliance), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) – set out to capture and analyze the lessons emerging in this dynamic space, as organizations explore… Read more »

Tannenbaum, S. (2017). Can payment reform be social reform? The lure and liabilities of the ‘triple aim.’ Journal of Health Policies, 24(1), 53-71.

This article argues that payment reforms will not bring about a revolution in population health as they run the risk of pathologizing poverty. Linking patients to a threadbare safety net may achieve patient population health but also edge out other community residents with an equal claim on services but without a powerful provider organization pushing… Read more »

Partnership for Healthy Outcomes. (2017, October). Ensuring healthy outcomes for Louisville’s vulnerable children: Health access nurturing development services program. Hamilton, NJ: Author.

This report describes a public health and community-based partnership in Kentucky which reduced the rate of pre-term births, and decreased Child and Protective Services encounters. Lessons learned from this partnership were that: collaboration and leadership are key; cultural change is required for reform; and Medicaid funding rules limit funding to non-first-time-mothers.

Accenture. (2017). Albany Medical Center PPS leads regional initiative to boost care quality and slow Medicaid costs. Author.

This is a case study of a Provider Performing System (PPS) in New York State. New York is one of the first states to participate in the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) initiative, a new federal program that aims to improve healthcare quality for Medicaid patients. The PPS, Albany Medical Center, called on Accenture… Read more »