The Georgia Health Policy Center is proud to announce the launch of its newest book, Bridging for Health: improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing.
The big news is that all seven collaboratives across the country pursued a pooled community wellness fund to address primary prevention of chronic conditions or an upstream driver of health.
The ability to tap into and coordinate multiple funding streams is emerging as a key strategy for developing financially sustainable ways to address population health improvement.
“This is a long overdue and important new resource in the field of community health improvement,” said Vondie Woodbury, a Bridging for Health advisor. “Every innovator needs to read this book and consider how their own community — large or small — can follow this architectural approach to redesigning the use of existing financial resources to sustain local innovation.”
Catalysts, funders, and community members looking to accelerate the alignment of investments in upstream drivers of population health, can learn how progress towards innovatively funding community health was achieved by:
- Applying a multimodal portfolio of tools to accelerate innovation
- Developing a multisector collaboration with leaders and champions
- Learning fast and continuously
- Finding the high-leverage sweet spot where a community’s needs, strategy, and money intersect
Read the Bridging for Health E-book here.