100 Million Healthier Lives Momentum Calls

Join the upcoming monthly Momentum Call, an opportunity to come together to explore what’s happening across the 100 Million Healthier Lives community, Thursday, November 1st, 2018 from 3:00-4:00 PM EST. 

Our October Momentum Call served as a training for our Movement Building for Equity House Meetings. If you missed the training and would like to learn more about House Meetings, you can listen to a recording of the training here.

Featured Events

100 Million Healthier Lives

Fall Gathering

We loved seeing some of you at this year’s Fall Gathering! Thank you to those who were able to attend, both in-person in San Diego and virtually via Zoom. We are so glad that we were able to bring together stories from around the world and truly make this experience a global one.

You can access the slides from the Full Member Gathering here.

House Meetings to Lead for Equity

Who: Everyone in 100MLives, globally

What: Invitation for members to host “house meetings” to have conversations that build relationships that help meaningfully advance equity wherever they are. 

Where: Wherever you wish to gather! Examples: parks, places of faith, senior centers, community centers, school gymnasiums, homes, restaurants – wherever it makes sense in your local context

When: Begins now, goes through December 7, 2018

Our October 4 Momentum Call (12 – 1 Pacific Time, via webinar) will serve as a training on how to host a House Meeting.

Why: To live into leading for equity, to sustain and build relationships, and to lift up and connect the work happening across our movement

For more details on House Meetings, click here.

Pledge here to host a house meeting!

In the News

Nemours Children’s Health System releases Policy Leadership for Health Care Transformation: Formalizing our Commitment to Communities

Nemours Children’s Health System (on behalf of the Moving Health Care Upstream initiative) and the Public Health Institute (on behalf of the Alignment of Governance and Leadership in Healthcare initiative) are excited to announce the release of Policy Leadership for Health Care Transformation: Formalizing our Commitment to Communities. The executive summary and full paper are available on Moving Health Care Upstream’s website.

Through this project, Nemours and PHI engaged 18 hospital and health systems seen as leaders in the upstream movement, specific to health care & community partnership that address social determinants of health. Examples from these leaders were synthesized into an organizing framework consisting of two major categories, or Foundational Pillars: internally-focused Institutional Policy Strategies and externally-focused Civic Engagement Strategies, each with sub-categories.

The framework (which is fleshed out with detailed examples as well as sample documents shared by participating hospitals and health systems) is designed to serve as an actionable roadmap for hospitals and health systems in earlier stages of their own upstream journeys. Please contact MHCU@nemours.org for questions or more information.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published in an article the winner of the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Award. Live Healthy, Live Well, ‘Live Algoma’ is the alliterative title of the article discussing the huge success of Algoma, Wisconsin with a population of 3,126. From teenagers leading strength training for older members of the population to community nurses offering exercise and nutrition information to diabetic residents, Live Algoma has found ways to improve all aspects of its community. Meanwhile, they are empowering agents of change, individuals assuming a leading role in improving the health and wellbeing of their community.

Click here to read the article.

RWJF Creates New Research Funding Opportunities in Health Equity

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation‘s signature research program Systems for Action is dedicated to testing new methods for bridging gaps in the nation’s medical, social and public health systems. Systems for Action is offering up to six awards of $250,000 each for research on how to better align and coordinate medical, social, and public health services to support population health. All proposals should include a focus on health equity, by examining how better aligning systems can ensure everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full health potential.

The application deadline to submit a research proposal is October 10, 2018. To learn more about Systems for Action or to submit a research proposal, click here.

Call to Action to Protect People’s Health from Climate Change

On September 12, 2018, more than 17,000 hospitals in over 120 countries committed to a Call to Action on Climate and Health as a part of the Global Climate and Health Forum at the University of California, San Francisco. This pledge is aimed at accelerating stronger advocacy and taking meaningful action in addressing climate change and it’s effects on health.

The Call to Action is endorsed by over 50 organizations from across the globe and outlines 10 priority actions that will significantly protect lives and improve people’s health i the era of climate change.

Read more from the Public Health Institute by viewing the full article here.

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  1. On November 6, 2017, Beyond Aggregation: ‘The Wisdom of Crowds” Meets Dialogue in the Case Study of Shaping America’s Youth was published in the Journal of Public Deliberation authored by Renee G. Heath, the University of New Hampshire; Niñon Lewis, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Brit Schneider; and Elisa Majors.The  article discusses the importance of including non-experts in discussions for solutions, using the conversation on childhood obesity by Shaping America’s Youth (SAY). The article illustrates five underlying themes that result in this public health issue that include, voice (influence), diversity, transparency, preparedness and neutrality, which both contribute to the success of public dialogue and contain constraining attributes that should not be overlooked. Click here to read more.


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