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Accountable Health

This series of communications and resources — including white papers, videos, a table of examples and related tools — invites clinicians, clinical staff and administrators to connect with community partners and resources for effective problem-solving in health care.

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the series is designed to support conversations that identify problems and opportunities, develop a shared vision for connections with community partners, and build practical next steps. Learn more and access the materials.

There is a systemic shift happening, a rethinking of health care’s impact as it intersects with social factors. Health care contributes only 20 percent to the health of a population, while modifiable community and social factors are estimated to contribute 80 percent. The question is, in this context, what is the best path to accomplishing the Triple Aim – improved patient experience of care, affordability, and health of the population?

ICSI believes that working together – citizens, clinicians, and other community leaders – puts us in an excellent position to address this challenge and create meaningful change in health. By setting shared goals and finding ways to achieve them, together we can bring awareness to the issue and zero in on local priorities, bringing benefits to all. Through multiple partnerships and grants from both the Bush Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ICSI is confronting this challenging issue.

Community Conversations

Held in 2013, these conversations further explored how to best engage citizens, community stakeholders and clinicians together around shared local issues and goals. Read more.

Resource Center

Explore the activities and resources that have informed our work in this area, including community conversations funded by the Bush Foundation, a white paper on measuring population health in Minnesota, and past Reinertsen Lectures. Read more.