strategy and design for the community and economic roots of health

Covid-19: Open Questions

Exploring complex decisions in the time of Covid-19. Take the Open Questions survey here

Healthcare for the Whole Person

Working with healthcare delivery systems to account for costs from unmet basic needs.

Prescriptions for Economic Mobility.

Capturing the Health Value of economic self-sufficiency.

My Health Today, Or Your Health Tomorrow

Our actions to respond to Covid-19 will have public health winners and losers today and in the future. We each have a responsibility to examine all the risks and have a difficult but necessary public conversation to get the balance right.

A Step-by-Step Plan to Reopen California

Flattening the curve” does not mean eliminating infections; it means controlling the pace of infections at a level where our health systems can cope.

Our Politics Are Killing Us

Doctors train to find the diseases behind the symptoms and signs. But, social diseases, like poverty, are usually hidden behind the ones that afflict our bodies. It’s something that medicine doesn’t often talk about it. And, our politics is what keeps these social diseases alive.

When We Forget Health's Basic Needs

When someone can’t afford stable housing or nutritious food, his health suffers and healthcare costs rise — for all of us. If our country is serious about improving health, meeting human needs will need to be the foundation of healthcare.

Open Source Resources

Sharing our methods and tools.

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Designing new ways for our partners to improve health.

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Making maps for fun

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