Health Education & Behavior, October 2015.Abstract As resources for health promotion become more constricted, it is increasingly important to collaborate across sectors, including the private sector. Although many excellent models for cross-sector collaboration have shown promise in the health field, collective impact (CI), an emerging model for creating larger scale change, has yet to receive much study. Complementing earlier collaboration approaches, CI has five core tenets a shared agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and a central infrastructure. In this article, we describe the CI model and its key dimensions and constructs. We briefly compare CI to community coalition action theory and discuss our use of the latter to provide needed detail as we apply CI in a critical case study analysis of the Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition in San Francisco, California. Using Yin’s multimethod approach, we illustrate how CI strategies, augmented by the community coalition action theory, are being used, and with what successes or challenges, to help affect community- and policy-level change to reduce tobacco and alcohol advertising and sales, while improving healthy, affordable, and sustainable food access. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of CI as a framework for health promotion, as well as the benefits, challenges, and initial outcomes of the healthy retail project and its opportunities for scale-up. Implications for health promotion practice and research also are discussed.
Mapping America’s Futures allows users to test possible scenarios for how the US population might change by 2020 and 2030. The results will change depending on whether you choose low, average, or high rates for future births, deaths, or migration.
This document provides a brief overview of racial and ethnic health disparities and unveils a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (“HHS Disparities Action Plan”).
The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities outlines goals and actions. The Department of Health and Human Services will take to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities.
Health and Well-Being for All is an innovative way to explore the potential root causes of illness—the social determinants of health—with health and health care professionals at all stages of professional development.
The CHNA toolkit is a free web-based platform designed by a collaborative body in response to the IRS requirement outlined in the Affordable Care Act. This tool was built to assist hospitals and organizations seeking to better understand the needs and assets of their communities as well as collaborate to make measurable improvements in community health and well-being.
This report, part of the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series, examines the incidence of residents who have survived a heart attack in 190 communities nationwideand analyzes the impact of heart disease on important health and productivity outcomes.
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This page offers infographics related to the well-being rank of each US state.
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The Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index (Global Well-Being Index) is a global barometer of individuals’perceptions of their own well-being — those aspects that define how we think about and experience our daily lives. Well-being has been shown to correlate with metrics such as productivity and healthcare costs. The 10 questions that comprise the Global Well-Being Index and were fielded as part of the 2013 Gallup World Poll allow for comparisons of element-level well-being at the individual, social network, organizational (e.g., employer, health plan, patient population), city, state, country, and global levels. The index includes five elements of well-being purpose, social, financial, community, and physical. In this report, we categorize well-being results from the Global Well-Being Index as thriving, struggling, or suffering for each element, based on participants’ responses.
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Here are a bunch of words. Healthy Ashville is dedicated to making Savannah a healthier place to live. Our aim is to increase opportunities for citizens to engage in physical activity and consume a nutritious, balanced diet. During the summer of 2007, Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson launched the Healthy Savannah Initiative, with the aim of making Savannah a healthier place to live. Healthy Ashville is dedicated to making Savannah a healthier place to live.
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