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Framing for Social Change
In this blog, Nat Kendall-Taylor, CEO of the FrameWorks Institute, and Sean Gibbons, CEO of The Communications Network, explore “how [the way in which] we frame social issues profoundly influences our understanding of them, and how we think and talk about solutions.” They believe that “to effect broad and transformational change…social change leaders of all stripes must develop a deep understanding of how frames work. Framing is what we choose to say and how we choose to say it. But it’s also what we leave unsaid. It’s the values we use to build support for our cause.”
Stanford Social Innovation Review2018
“Frames matter because they can foster certain understandings and hinder others. Often, all it takes is a single word or image to activate an entire frame that then determines the deeper meaning of that word or image. Once activated, frames trigger emotions, associations, values, judgments, and causal explanations. They create tracks for a train of thought. And once on that track, it’s hard to get off.” Visit this webpage to learn more about framing from the Berkeley Media Studies Group.
Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG)
Exploration Into the Business Priorities Related to Corporate Engagement in Community Health Improvement Partnerships
This article, authored by Nicolaas P. Pronk, Catherine Baase, Jeanette May, Paul Terry, and Karen Moseley, reports on the “emergent priorities that matter most to business when considering active and intentional participation in multi-sector collaborations for community health improvement.” Please note, the article can only be accessed with purchase from the publisher.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine2017
Evaluating Social Determinants of Health in Community Development Projects
David Fleming, Hilary Karasz, and Kirsten Wysen of the Seattle & King County Health Department discuss the importance and challenges of evaluating community development projects for health outcomes and impacts. They claim that “in theory, evaluations quantifying the health improvements resulting from well-designed community development projects should be plentiful and broadly disseminated. Unfortunately, practice has not caught up with theory, and our evaluation cupboards are mostly bare.”
What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities
Emerging Strategies for Integrating Health and Housing: Innovations to Sustain, Expand, and Replicate
“For decades, housing professionals, public health officials, and city leaders have recognized the link between people’s homes and their health and well-being. This study examines emerging interventions that integrate housing and health services for low-income people, with a focus on interventions where health care organizations have taken a significant leadership role. Our research pairs over 30 expert interviews with six in-depth case studies to paint a detailed picture of emerging strategies and their potential to be sustained, expanded, and replicated elsewhere. They are all rooted in an idea that is gaining traction among health care leaders across the country: investing in housing is investing in health.”
Distributing Leadership to Transform Health Ecosystems
In this blog post, Nina Burke and Ruth Wageman at ReThink Health discuss distributed leadership and how it “[plays]out in the context of transforming regional health ecosystems. They explain why distributed leadership matters, specifically comparing it to common governance structures.
Designing and Implementing Cross-Sector Collaborations: Needed and Challenging
This article reviews theoretical and empirical work on collaboration from the last decade. “Research indicates how complicated and challenging collaboration can be, even though it may be needed now more than ever. The article concludes with a summary of areas in which scholarship offers reasonably settled conclusions and an extensive list of recommendations for future research.”
Public Administration Review2015
Defining Health Equity
“While the term health equity is used widely, a common understanding of what it means is lacking.” This report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWFJ) is “designed to increase consensus around meaning of health equity.” The report puts forth four key steps to achieve health equity.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation2017
Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH): Empowering communities through shared information
“As part of its multi-sector data and information system focus, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched DASH. DASH aims to identify barriers, opportunities, promising practices and indicators of progress for multi-sector collaborations to connect information systems and share data for community health improvement.”
Data Across Sectors for Health
Cutting Through Complexity: A Roadmap to Effective Collaboration
David Ehrlichman, David Sawyer, and Matthew Spence, partners of Converge, “a team of strategists and designers committed to social and environmental impact through collaboration and networks”, discuss what it actually takes to make collaborations and networks achieve their ambitious goals.