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Moving from “Coverage” to “Care” in Vermont: The Human Right to Health

One small state set out to change the entire healthcare system through the transformative power of personal stories and common values—and passed a law to implement a universal healthcare system as a public good. Vermont will launch Green Mountain Care, whose design and financing will be guided by human rights principles, in 2017. How did Vermont pass this law despite formidable obstacles? A strong people’s movement ...more »

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World-class, neighborhood-based primary care for all Rhode Islanders

Tons of evidence tells us that robust primary care can improve population health, and that primary care can lower costs by reducing preventable hospital and emergency department use. But primary care only works if everyone has access to—and uses—world-class primary care. We think we can make Rhode Island the first place in the nation to provide world-class primary care to all Rhode Islanders. We’ll do that by building ...more »

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Community Health Transformation – A Call to Action

Aimed directly at the source of our most intractable health challenges, our Pioneer Project will convene an interdisciplinary working group to examine ways to reduce the incidence, impact and intergenerational effects of adverse childhood experiences. Experts in public health, land use, clinical care, economic development, civil rights, education, community empowerment and environmental improvements rarely have sustained ...more »

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Fantasy Leagues for Health

Thousands play in fantasy sports leagues—let’s create online Fantasy Health Leagues to harness that appeal and change the game to achieve real health improvements. Individuals or groups working toward a health goal (e.g., workplace wellness teams, weight loss, smoking cessation) sign up to be “drafted” as players or teams in a league related to their health aim. Players share their motivation and plan for improving their ...more »

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Educate. Empower. Employ - It's not about insurance; it's about knowledge

We are answering the wrong question with universal access. Having insurance will not long term create healthier populations but only a way to pay for our poor personal choices and community designs. Instead we need to focus on change at the cultural and community root. Train and pay individuals who are under/unemployed to work with people in the local community designing solutions at the micro level that will have ...more »

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