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Innovations in health care policies and programs

 
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Nonprofits

Why the Social Sector Needs the Scientific Method

A flawed study on deworming children—and new studies that expose its errors—reveal why activists and philanthropists alike need safeguards.

By Caroline Fiennes | 2 | Jul. 22, 2015
 

Health

Creating Health in the 21st Century

Five principles to guide how communities can develop new pathways to health, plus concrete steps toward contributing to a culture that values connections and relationships as much as treatments and health campaigns.

 

Civil Society

Communities Can Set the Course for Lasting Change

Communities have the resources to address the problems they face; they just need to approach those problems in a different way.

By Ann Austin | 2 | Jul. 3, 2015
 

Health

Time to Return to the Whole

Only by finding a new narrative that embraces the whole, rather than the parts, can we build the health-creating systems we need.

By Jamie Harvie | 1 | Jul. 2, 2015
 

Foundations

Making the Money Work

How funders can best support place-based initiatives.

By Anthony B. Iton | Jun. 30, 2015
 

Foundations

What Gets Measured Gets Done

A case for using targeted measures of progress in philanthropy.

 

Health

Tomorrow’s Health Relies on New Relationships

Imagining a healthier future doesn’t start with how to pay for it. Communities must first develop a shared view of what a healthier life could be.

By Prabhjot Singh | 2 | Jun. 25, 2015
 

Health

Investing in Community-led Health

The case for investing in the long-term health and well-being of communities, based on what those communities value.

By Ollie Smith | Jun. 23, 2015
 

Health

How Evaluation Can Strengthen Communities

Including community members in decisions about evaluation can improve the community’s capacity to effectively manage and control change.

By Kien Lee & David M. Chavis | 3 | Jun. 18, 2015
 

Health

The Promise and Peril of Community Evaluation

Four ways to improve community evaluation so that it helps build, rather than erode, social progress.

By Kimberley Sims | 2 | Jun. 16, 2015