Disclaimer: Moving Health Care Upstream is a collaborative effort originally co-led by Nemours Children’s Health System (Nemours) and the Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities at the University of California- Los Angeles (UCLA). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Nemours, UCLA or the Moving Health Care Upstream initiative.
Let Your Work Inspire Others
Start the new year by sharing your upstream work with others. Submissions are always welcome for the “Examples in Action” pages of MHCU’s website- which contains self-submitted examples of upstream work being done by health systems with their community partners. Email [email protected] for information.
Spotlight on New Tools & Resources
Working on Health Literacy? Nationwide Children’s Hospital created interactive web-based activities to teach teens (and others) how to assess the trustworthiness of health information sources online. Now available as part of Nemours Children’s Health System’s adolescent health literacy lesson plans: Navigating the Health Care System.
Measuring the Health Outcomes Liked to Healthy Housing– check out this recent blog post from Build Healthy Places Network for details on the Healthy Housing Outcomes Survey- which lets users measure changes in resident health outcomes most likely to be influenced by healthy housing development.
Thinking about financing for your upstream work? ReThink Health recently released “Beyond the Grant”. The workbook offers modules with practical, user-friendly tools to answer common financing questions and develop action plans for moving beyond the grant.
Recent Articles Build the Case for Moving Upstream
This Jan 2018 blog post from Health Affairs makes the case for comprehensive health policy strategies that support mid-stream approaches addressing social needs as well as upstream approaching focused on social determinants.
In “The Upstream Conundrum” from Politico, authors make the case that there’s good reason to believe that money pumped into social services would do more for our national health than money invested directly in health care.