Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal
The Network: Towards Unity for Health: Community Approaches and Population Health
Issue 56 | The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) Community Approaches and Population Health
“You have to have a big vision and take very small steps to get there. You have to be humble as you execute but visionary and gigantic in terms of your aspiration. In the Internet industry, it’s not about grand innovation, it’s about a lot of little innovations: every day, every week, every month, making something a little bit better.”
This sentiment from early tech entrepreneur Jason Calacanis refers to building companies in an age of rapid growth, unexpected change, and a regulatory environment trying to keep pace. This quote also perfectly frames the current state of our global health ecosystem. The articles of our 56th edition, curated by The Network: Toward Unity for Health (TUFH), detail the link between small steps and collective aspiration and impact. Our second edition with TUFH in as many months, highlights the pioneers in community approaches and population health who are incorporating societal and environmental factors into health services to create a more equitable and accessible health care ecosystem around the globe.
This edition, “The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) Community Approaches and Population Health,” features initiatives that are at once small steps and gigantic visions for the promise that these innovations hold for moving into the future of health care today. Leveraging blockchain technology to improve elderly care, incorporating social accountability to drive rural health outcomes, implementing community-driven population health innovations, and confronting income, nutrition, and health inequality for single mothers and their families are among the many out-of-the-box practices we are excited to feature in our latest edition.
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