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Transforming Care: Reporting on Health System Improvement

A quarterly focused on new models of care, payment, and patient engagement for the nation's sickest and most vulnerable.

In Focus: Hospitals Invest in Building Stronger, Healthier Communities

Several large health systems are using community benefit dollars and money from community investment funds to reach beyond the walls of their institutions and address the upstream determinants of health—including access to safe housing, healthy food, and employment.

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Q&A with Kevin Barnett of the Public Health Institute

Community health needs assessments—which nonprofit hospitals are required to conduct every three years—can identify the neighborhoods that lack the building blocks of good health. How hospitals go about conducting these assessments makes a difference as Kevin Barnett of the Public Health Institute discovered when he looked at a set published in 2013.

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Publications of Note

Selected publications from the professional literature capture President Obama's views on the impact of the Affordable Care Act, the business case for reducing health disparities, the mixed case for Medicare's accountable care organization program, and more.

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Editorial Advisory Board

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