EDITION 60: An Insight Into Social Innovations Within the Human Services System and Population Health

Posted by Social Innovations Journal on April 21, 2020

We are excited to announce our partner organization, Woods Services (Woods), joined us to curate and launch our Spring 2020 edition, “An Insight into Social Innovations Within the Human Services System and Population Health.” This edition arrives, as we keep hearing everywhere, at an “unprecedented” time. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is changing the landscape for health and human services for our society on a daily basis, exposing many gaps and flaws in health care, public health, and other systems that govern this vital sector and affect all of us. While we don’t know what the full impact of COVID-19 will be, we do know that the social sector is helping pave the way for other organizations to think outside of the box while continuing to provide critical services — and these supports are more important now than they have ever been.

In the human services space, Woods is an organization that has started to make the shift to population health as part of a transformational process that recognizes the remarkable potential for social innovation lies where the human services system meets population health. The relevance and applicability of population health to the human services is often overlooked as it is predominantly associated with the health care industry. However, health and human service leaders are shedding the old ways of doing business in favor of new approaches that are innovative, efficient, effective, and responsive to the needs and demands of focus populations.

Our work at The Social Innovations Journal is driven by the belief that “the potential for good ideas to inspire more good ideas cannot be underestimated.” In this edition, health and human services leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs share ideas on meaningful and inclusive strategic planning practices that disrupt the status quo; effective change processes that result in successful and sustainable changes at both the micro (organizational) and macro (state-wide systems) levels; technological innovations that engage people in the healing process; and much more.

Read the Spring 2020 edition of the Social Innovations Journal  here: https://socialinnovationsjournal.org/editions/issue-60?mc_cid=d71cfa38d6&mc_eid=5af3b29c8c

Learn more about Woods Services here: http://www.woods.org/?mc_cid=d71cfa38d6&mc_eid=5af3b29c8c

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