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Tag Archives: Clinical-Community Collaboration

How to Design a Self-Sustaining, Comprehensive Healthcare System

By Risa Wilkerson on February 27th, 2019

With the right supports in place, we can create a flywheel effect to improve health and wellbeing for everyone.

Clinic-Community Partnerships Shift Power to Patients

By Risa Wilkerson on February 20th, 2019

Community-centered health initiatives offer a sustainable and effective approach to creating healthy, equitable communities where all people can reach their full potential.

Transforming Health Systems: A Conversation with Kathy Colville

By Sarah Strunk on February 13th, 2019

Kathy Colville is Director of Healthy Communities for Cone Health. A $1.8 billion enterprise, it is one of North Carolina’s largest and most comprehensive health networks, serving communities in more than 100 locations, including six hospitals, 95 physician practice sites, and multiple centers of excellence. In this role, Kathy leads Cone Health’s efforts to improve […]

Connecting Health Care and Community Prevention Could Restore Our Nation’s Health

By Rich Bell on January 14th, 2015

Izmira Palomares of Little River Medical Center describes the role of a community health worker. The public institutions we’ve long relied on are outmoded and ill equipped to solve today’s financial, demographic and structural challenges. At least, that’s how Americans of all ages have begun to feel. Some harken back to times when families and neighbors […]

Stepping Out of the Exam Room and Into the Community

By Tim Schwantes on June 5th, 2014

When Active Living By Design’s (ALBD) graduate assistant, Stephen Krumland, goes back to Omaha this month for his final year of medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, he’ll return with a Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree in Health Care and Prevention from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). […]