Category Archives: Public Policy

Why People Being Served Need to Be Included in Planning

People who are the focus of our plans, services, initiatives, funding, policies or other work should be at the table, as part of the diverse constituency helping to shape the plans. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do. It’s … Continue reading

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How Does Your Data Treat its Neighbors?

Does your data live nicely with its neighbors? How does your data treat its neighbors? How is your data treated by them, and do they work well together? Or are they separated by big walls? Living in silos? Perhaps your … Continue reading

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Building an Age-Friendly Community

Age-friendly communities, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), are those that older adults find to be welcoming. These are communities and regions that are actively friendly toward, and supportive of, older adults. Age-Friendly Community Framework The World Health … Continue reading

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Perceptions about Medicaid Expansion and ACA Might Penalize Community Providers

The community health system provides critically needed care, and serves as the “safety net” for many. The creation of the Affordable Care Act, and Medicaid Expansion in many states has resulted in greater coverage and access to care for many … Continue reading

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Benchmarks for Contracting with State Governments

Like most nonprofit leaders, I believe that we can make our world a better place – by building communities that are healthy, sustainable and diverse. Our nonprofit organizations provide many of the services that build community. Much of the time, … Continue reading

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