Moving Healthcare Upstream (MHCU) was originally a collaborative effort co-led by the Nemours Children’s Health System and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities. MHCU was launched in 2014 via inaugural funding from The Kresge Foundation.
Though the MHCU initiative sunsetted in 2018, Nemours continues to maintain the MHCU website and communications to spotlight upstream work led by Nemours and in the field at large.
The idea behind Moving Health Care Upstream is that new approaches are needed to address persistent and costly health inequities, and that improving measures of health and well-being for patients and entire communities (population health) requires strategic layers of upstream, midstream, and downstream tactics. Content within this site seeks to accelerate the adoption of upstream strategies that produce large-scale, sustainable population health improvements with an emphasis on improvements among children and families.
Illustration Citation: “Meeting Individual Social Needs Falls Short Of Addressing Social Determinants Of Health,” Health Affairs Blog, January 16, 2019. DOI: 10.1377/hblog20190115.234942
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