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Pay for Success: 101 on an Innovative Payment Mechanism

Posted By Kirstin Craciun | 12/14/2017

I had the good fortune recently of partnering with Jacqueline Matloub, a research associate at Case Western Reserve University’s Center for Community Health Integration, on an Issue Brief focused on the Pay for Success model.

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Celebrate Your Plate Campaign Gains Support of CHNA Roundtable

Posted By Kirstin Craciun | 11/14/2017

This year, I’m thankful for projects that have been simmering for a while and that have suddenly gained significant traction. One of these is Celebrate Your Plate.

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Federal Food Policy & American Health

Posted By Michele Fancher | 11/6/2017

U.S. federal food policy and the status of Americans’ health are inextricably linked. And in fact, the federal government’s work related to our food system ultimately has a tremendous impact on the performance of the American healthcare system.

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What does Population Health Mean?

Posted By Kirstin Craciun | 10/20/2017

Population health is a term that is used a lot in healthcare circles. While the term is growing in popularity, confusion about what it means has also been growing.

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Power of Partnership: Cuyahoga County Board of Health, HIP-Cuyahoga & The Center

Posted By Kirstin Craciun | 7/24/2017

Terry Allan frequently talks about how public health and clinical health were “separated at birth.” I’ll tell you what − the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and HIP-Cuyahoga deserve a lot of credit for the work they’ve been doing to try to remedy that situation in Cuyahoga County.

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Spirit of CHNAs Realized: Lakewood Wellness Foundation Planning Task Force Seeks Community Health Data

Posted By Kirstin Craciun | 7/17/2017

I always think it’s pretty awesome when my work life and personal life collide, which is what happened to me recently when my friend Judy Wright called and asked if I could present information to the Lakewood Wellness Foundation Planning Task Force on which she serves.

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Northeast Ohio Community Benefit Spending: 2015 Data Deciphered

Posted By Kirstin Craciun | 6/2/2017

Recently, I was invited to present information on population health planning and Northeast Ohio community benefit spending to the Northeast Ohio chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (NEO HFMA).

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CHNAs Drive Hospital Community Health Focus

Posted By Kirstin Craciun | 3/24/2017

The spirit of the ACA encourages hospitals to collaborate with others when conducting their CHNAs to ensure the health needs of medically underserved, low-income and/or minority populations are addressed.

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