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Innovations in health care policies and programs


Using National Networks to Tackle Chronic Disease

YMCA and other national nonprofit networks are using their reach into local communities to deliver public health programs.


No Straight Lines: Making Sense of Our Non-linear World

In No Straight Lines, Alan Moore presents a new way of thinking about our complex world, one that emphasizes participation and human relationships.

By Alan Moore | Sep. 11, 2012

HMO for the Poor

Naya Jeevan aims to bring catastrophic health coverage to millions of low-skilled workers in India and Pakistan.


Virtual Models for Real Issues

Agent-based modeling—a form of computer visualization—is being used to analyze a range of public health issues.


A Lifeline for Mothers

Merck for Mothers—a 10-year, $500 million initiative—aims to improve the odds for vulnerable women around the globe.


Leveraging Research for China

The Rural Education Action Project uses its studies about China’s poorest places to influence government policy.


The End of Polio in India

An immense cross-sector partnership is responsible for the immunization success story.


What’s Sex Got to Do with It?

An inconvenient truth is hiding behind the current excitement about educating girls.


Realigning Health with Care

The misalignment between the expansive goal of “health” and a cramped definition of “care” has cost the United States untold lives and treasure. Yet realignment is in reach.


Focused Cardiac Care

What happens when hospitals specialize?

By Corinna Wu | Summer 2012