Advancing Health and Well-Being Using Evidence and Collaboration to Achieve Health Equity

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  • Copyright: 2018-10-22
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The case for evidence and collaboration in pursuit of health equity

In this second volume of the Culture of Health series, Advancing Health and Well-Being convenes experts from academia, policy, journalism, and community-based organizations, among other sectors, to examine how data and narrative can catalyze progress toward building a national Culture of Health.

Tackling topics such as health inequity, mass incarceration, and climate change, Advancing Health and Well-Being does more than draw lines between cause and effect; its 70+ voices lend context and lived experience to critical conversations that may lack such elements. The result is a work that shows
the power and promise of evidence and collaboration.

Amid continued interest in population health and well-being, this book offers essential reading for those advancing such efforts, and those seeking an early grounding, in pursuit of a Culture of Health.

Author Biography

Alonzo L. Plough, PhD, MPH, MA, is Chief Science Officer and Vice President of Research-Evaluation-Learning at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Plough has had a distinguished career in public health practice, academia, and philanthropy. His work focuses on improving health and well-being, and achieving health equity. Plough serves as a board member for many health and social welfare organizations.

Table of Contents

Richard E. Besser

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Section I: Building a Culture of Health: The Role of Place, Race, Opportunity, and Class

1: Seeking Common Ground in a Time of Change
Michael F. Cannon, Bruce Japsen, Forbes Leighton Ku, Shiriki Kumanyika, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, and Sarah Rosen Wartell

2: How Location Influences Upward Mobility and Health
Raj Chetty, John Friedman, and Eugene Robinson

3: Driving Toward Racial Equity
Jeannette R. Ickovics, Julie Nelson, Dwayne Proctor, and Olivia Roanhorse

Section II: Influencing Health across Sectors: Selected Cases

4: Enlisting Social Supports to Advance Health
Jo Bibby, Mariana Chilton, Anna Goodman Hoover, and David Meltzer

5: Incarceration and Health
George Galvis, Karen Lash, and Anna Steiner

6: Resilience and Climate Change
Brett KenCairn, Nicole Lurie, Sabrina McCormick, and Elizabeth Sawin

7: Making the Economic Case for Population Health
Catherine Anderson, Darrell J. Gaskin, Darshak Sanghavi, Nirav R. Shah, and Nirav Shah

Section III: The Power of Collaborative Relationships

8: Understanding and Respecting Values
Erika Blacksher, Sir Harry Burns, Larry L. Bye, Katherine Grace Carman, and Michael A. Rodriguez

9: Traditional and New Data: Competing or Compatible?
Mollyann Brodie, Thomas Goetz, and Brian C. Quinn,

10: Promises and Pitfalls of Cross-Sector Research Collaboration
Jessica Allen, Kacie Dragan, Lisa Dubay, Sandi L. Pruitt, Corianne Scally, and Michael S. Shafer

11: Anchor Institutions: Harnessing Economic Power for a Healthy Community
Lisa Jensen, Danielle Varda, and David Zuckerman

Section IV: On the Front Lines of Community Change

12: Building Vibrant Communities
Wendy K. Mariner, Eduardo Sanchez, Matthew Trowbridge, and Shin-pei Tsay

13: Bridging the Academia-Media Gap
Al Cross and Lisa Simpson

14: Failing Forward: Pitfalls and Progress
Veronica Combs, Lena Hatchett, Gabriel Lara, Rohit Ramaswamy, and Samuel Ross

Section V: Profiles of Kentucky

15: The Louisville Story
Erik Eaker, Greg Fischer, Brandy Kelly Pryor, and Ted Smith

16: A View from Appalachia
Gabriela Alcalde, Jared Arnett, Adrienne Bush, and Gil Liu

Epilogue: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on the Journey to a Culture of Health
Abbey K. Cofsky, Megan Collado Priya Gandhi, Amy Gillman, Heather Hughes, Michelle A. Larkin, Jonathan Lever, and Katie E. Wehr

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