Funder: Rippel Foundation
Staff Contact: Amy Sorg
Project Duration: 2014-present
With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rippel Foundation launched the ReThink Health Frontiers project in 2013. The project aims to address three problems that commonly undermine health system reform ventures:
- The absence of sustainable financing;
- Too few innovators who appreciate the importance and variety of emerging financing options; and
- Too few regions that have effective multi-stakeholder teams to negotiate agreements and serve as stewards of their common health system.
To overcome these obstacles, the project plans to provide a more dynamic view of local health systems, identify funding sources, address operational barriers with clear procedures, and turn disengaged, resistant, and/or oppositional stakeholders into effective stewardship teams.
CPHSS will aid in these efforts by using social network mapping to describe local stewardship networks, track the flow of financial and information resources, and identify the most important network characteristics to assure an improved health system. In addition to network mapping, CPHSS will conduct formative research with selected stakeholders from across the country to discover essential resources for transforming health care at the local level.