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Author Chandra, Anita, author

Title Building a national culture of health : Background, Action Framework, Measures, and Next Steps / by Anita Chandra, Joie Acosta, Katherine Grace Carman, Tamara Dubowitz, Laura Leviton, Laurie T. Martin, Carolyn Miller, Christopher Nelson, Tracy Orleans, Margaret Tait, Matthew Trujillo, Vivian Towe, Douglas Yeung, Alonzo L. Plough
Published Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 180 pages) : color charts
Series Research report ; RR-1199-RWJ
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-1199-RWJ
Contents 1. Introduction: defining culture -- 2. Developing the action framework and drivers -- 3. Toward a strategy for measuring a culture of health -- 4. Stakeholder engagement to inform the culture of health action framework -- 5. Making health a shared value -- 6. Fostering cross-sector collaboration to improve well-being -- 7. Creating healthier, more equitable communities -- 8. Strengthening integration of health services and systems -- 9. Improving population health, well-being, and equity -- 10. Summary and next steps: Current Measurement Gaps -- References -- Appendix A. Frequently asked questions about the culture of health -- Appendix B. Sentinel community overview and frequently asked questions
Preface -- Figures -- Tables -- Abbreviations -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction: Defining Culture -- Defining Health -- The Culture of Health Action Framework -- Methods Employed for Action Framework Development -- Remainder of the Report -- 2. Developing the Action Framework and Drivers: Moving to an Action Framework -- Developing Drivers and Identifying Potential Measures -- Environmental Scan/Literature Review -- Stakeholder Engagement -- RWJF Partner Inputs -- Logic Model for the Culture of Health -- Team Analysis -- 3. Toward a Strategy for Measuring a Culture of Health: Measure Characteristics -- Criteria for Selecting Individual Measures -- 4. Stakeholder Engagement to Inform the Culture of Health Action Framework: Key Principles of Stakeholder Engagement -- Concept Mapping -- Remaining Chapters -- 5. Making Health a Shared Value: Envisioning and Defining This Action Area -- Drivers in the Action Area of Making Health a Shared Value -- Measures -- Limitations -- 6. Fostering Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Well-Being: Envisioning and Defining This Action Area -- Drivers in the Action Area of Fostering Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Well-Being -- Measures -- Limitations -- 7. Creating Healthier, More Equitable Communities: Envisioning and Defining This Action Area -- Drivers in the Action Area of Creating Healthier, More Equitable Communities -- Measures -- Limitations -- 8. Strengthening Integration of Health Services and Systems: Envisioning and Defining This Action Area -- Drivers in the Action Area of Strengthening Integration of Health Services and systems -- Measures -- Limitations -- 9. Improving Population Health, Well-Being, and Equity: Envisioning and Defining Outcomes -- Outcome Areas and Definitions -- Measures -- Limitations -- 10. Summary and Next Steps: Current Measurement Gaps -- Next Steps with Action Framework -- Sentinel Communities -- Implementation: Next Steps -- References -- Appendix A. Frequently Asked Questions About the Culture of Health -- Appendix B. Sentinel Community Overview and Frequently Asked Questions
Summary "Because health is a function of more than medical care, solutions to U.S. health problems must encompass more than reforms to health care systems. But those working to improve health, well-being, and equity still too often find themselves traveling on parallel paths that rarely intersect. In 2013, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) embarked on a pioneering effort to advance a Culture of Health initiative. A Culture of Health places well-being at the center of every aspect of life, with the goal of enabling everyone in our diverse society to lead healthier lives, now and for generations to come. To put this vision into action, RWJF worked with RAND to develop an action framework that identifies how the nation will work toward achieving these outcomes. This report provides background on the development of this action framework. The Culture of Health action framework is designed around four action areas and one outcome area. Action areas are the core areas in which investment and activity are needed: (1) making health a shared value; (2) fostering cross-sector collaboration to improve well-being; (3) creating healthier, more equitable communities; and (4) strengthening integration of health services and systems. Each action area contains a set of drivers indicating where the United States needs to accelerate change and a set of measures illustrating places for progress. Within the primary Culture of Health outcome - improved population health, well-being, and equity - the authors identified three outcome areas: enhanced individual and community well-being, managed chronic disease and reduced toxic stress, and reduced health care costs"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 144-169)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed March 21, 2016)
Subject Health care reform -- United States.
Health promotion -- United States.
Preventive health services -- United States.
Public health -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Public health -- Social aspects -- United States.
Quality of life.
Health Behavior.
Health Policy.
Quality of Life.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Rand Corporation, publisher, issuing body
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, sponsor
LC no. 2016935372
ISBN 0833094432 (electronic bk)
9780833094438 (electronic bk)
Other Titles Background, Action Framework, Measures, and Next Steps