Tools for Health Care
Health care systems and hospitals have opportunities to get involved in community public health initiatives. Partnering with advocates and local agencies, providing healthier foods and beverages, and leveraging community benefits allocations from hospitals can help keep people healthy and out of emergency rooms. Our resources can help health care organizations and hospitals work towards community-based prevention.
Hosted by Moving Health Care Upstream and ChangeLab Solutions, and funded with generous support from The Kresge Foundation and Nemours Children’s Health System, two webinars brought together experts to discuss realistic and innovative local and institutional policy strategies that can result from hospital-community partnerships.
The webinars covered the nuts and bolts of using policy strategies to increase the effectiveness of programs and provided real-world, current examples from Trinity Health and the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative. We explored what local and organizational policy looks like: ordinances, zoning, and more. It’s not just legislation! Participants also received information about proven tools, templates, and guidance that health systems and partners can use to determine which policy strategies are the best fit for their community.
Recordings and related resources are available for each webinar.
- Using Local & Institutional Policy to Address Root Causes of Asthma
- Using Local & Institutional Policy to Address Root Causes of Food Insecurity
Breastfeeding-Supportive Hospital Practices
Breastfeeding-Supportive Hospital Practices: With the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, ChangeLab Solutions has developed fact sheets on breastfeeding-supportive hospital practices in the 18 states with relevant laws (available below for download). The fact sheets detail the 10 Steps, provide information on state performance against the Healthy People 2020 goals for breastfeeding rates, and document to what extent state laws require hospitals to comply with practices that support breastfeeding among maternity patients. Public health professionals and policymakers can use these state profiles to understand the patterns, trends, and gaps in their state’s regulations and to identify opportunities for reform.
Implementing Tobacco-Free Pharmacies
The Implementing Tobacco-Free Pharmacies: this user-friendly resource provides talking points and key information to get people started on implementing tobacco-free pharmacies. Residents, community health advocates, and decisionmakers can use this infographic to learn why eliminating tobacco sales in pharmacies is important and help them choose the best strategies for their community.