ReThink Health, the collaborative flagship initiative of the Rippel Foundation, was founded in 2007 by a group of the nation’s most influential change-makers in health, economics, politics, business, and energy. ReThink Health works with communities to help them foster catalytic leadership and test innovative ideas for bridging and redesigning their health and health care systems, continuously learning with those who strive for significant, system-wide change.
Drawing on lessons from diverse sectors, movements, and countries, ReThink Health focuses on three areas critical to regional reform: active stewardship; effective strategy, and sustainable financing. At the core are the insights of the ReThink Health Dynamics Model, an interactive computer tool that—when combined with effective stewardship—helps leaders see the whole health system, experiment with how it can change, and better understand what that change will require. ReThink Health is deeply engaged in the systematic identification of barriers that hinder progress and identification of approaches to accelerate the ability of regions to achieve their own goals.
ReThink Health’s robust areas of work include:
- Dynamic Modeling and Strategy
- Regional Stewardship Initiatives
- Research and Development
- Convening and Capacity Building
Current collaborators include Telligen (formerly the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care) and CMS, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, The Dartmouth Institute, the Georgia Center for Health Policy, MIT Sloan School of Management, and many others.
Additional support for ReThink Health is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and an array of regional coalitions, health systems, and organizations.
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