Sector: Health Care Organization

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Posted May 13, 2021

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and its three operating arms—the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), Health Careers Futures (HCF), and the Women’s Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal)—offer a unique brand of activist philanthropy to advance healthcare innovation, advocacy, collaboration, and education in the interest of better population health. JHF is also the fiscal agent for State HIV/AIDS funding in southwestern Pennsylvania. JHF is funded by public and private sources, and the JHF endowment.

The National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs

Posted May 11, 2021

The National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, launched in 2016 as an initiative of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, aims to improve outcomes for people with complex medical, psychological, and social needs. It works to coalesce the emerging field of complex care by bringing together a broad range of clinicians, researchers, policymakers, and consumers who are developing, testing, and scaling new models of team-based, integrated care.

Complex care is a person-centered approach to address the needs of people whose combinations of medical, behavioral health, and social challenges result in extreme patterns of healthcare utilization and cost. The field has long recognized that trusting relationships are key when working with individuals with complex health and social needs. Many of the people we serve have a deep and understandable distrust of healthcare, social services, government, and other institutions that have previously harmed them or their communities. They may have experienced prejudice, stigma, racism, limited access to care, and a lack of agency over their own care.

The COVID-19 pandemic, layered onto centuries of systemic racism in America, has exposed the long-existing fissures between the healthcare system and communities that have experienced historical trauma. This lack of trust only compounds the lack of access to services and poor health outcomes experienced by individuals with complex health and social needs. The National Center is proud to partner with the ABIM Foundation along with other healthcare specialties to share just a few examples of trust practices from our community to share with the broader healthcare field.

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Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

Posted May 07, 2021

The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers is a multidisciplinary nonprofit working to improve care for people with complex health and social needs in Camden, NJ, and across the country. The Camden Coalition works to advance the field of complex care by implementing person-centered programs and piloting new models that address chronic illness and social barriers to health and wellbeing. Supported by a robust data infrastructure, cross-sector convening, and shared learning, our community-based programs deliver better care to the most vulnerable individuals in Camden and regionally. Our local work also informs our goal of building the field of complex care across the country.

Ariadne Labs

Posted May 07, 2021

Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. With a mission to save lives and reduce suffering, our vision is that health systems equitably deliver the best possible care for every patient, everywhere, every time. We use human centered design, health systems implementation science, public health expertise, and frontline clinical care experience to design, test and spread scalable systems-level solutions to some of health care’s biggest problems. From developing checklists and conversation guides to fostering international collaborations and establishing global standards of measurement, our work has been accessed in more than 165 countries, touching hundreds of millions of lives.


Posted May 07, 2021

AFFIRM is the nation’s leading non-profit fully dedicated to ending the American firearm injury epidemic using the public health approach. We are a nonpartisan network of healthcare professionals, public health experts, and researchers who aim to prevent firearm injury through research, innovation, and evidence-based practice. Our work overcomes partisan divides, engages trusted messengers, and creates actionable plans to reduce the incidence and effects of firearm injury on rural and urban communities alike.


Posted April 28, 2021

Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 220 million customers and members visit approximately 10,500 stores and clubs under 48 banners in 24 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2021 revenue of $559 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting, on Facebook at and on Twitter at

The Leapfrog Group

Posted April 28, 2021

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

Costs of Care

Posted April 28, 2021

Costs of Care is a nonprofit organization dedicated to curating and broadly disseminating insights from the front lines of health care to help delivery systems provide better care at lower cost. Since 2009, Costs of Care has created widely adopted and enduring resources to educate medical trainees and clinicians about how to address health care costs and provide high-value care, including the textbook Understanding Value-Based Healthcare, the “COST” framework for designing value improvement projects, multiple workshops, and free, CME-approved video modules. In December 2019, Costs of Care launched the Affordability Moonshot – envisioning a world in which “no one has to choose between their life and their life-savings.”


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The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

Posted April 27, 2021

Grounded in the vision that healthcare will be dramatically improved by placing the interests, values and dignity of all people at the core of teaching and practice, the Gold Foundation champions humanism in healthcare, which we define as compassionate, collaborative, and scientifically excellent care.

This Gold standard of care embraces all and targets barriers to such care. We empower experts, learners, and leaders to together create systems and cultures that support humanistic care for all. Among our programs are the White Coat Ceremony, emphasizing compassion from the outset of training, and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. The Gold Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988.


Posted April 27, 2021

WorkWell helps organizations prevent and treat sprains, strains, and back pain by delivering comprehensive and scalable musculoskeletal health programs as part of their overall safety and wellness programs. We partner with employers to keep employees safe, healthy, and productive by identifying workplace risks, implementing early intervention and proactive ergonomics, providing employee testing and treatment, and ensuring safety compliance. Our prevention, treatment, and training programs are delivered by our network of 10,000 physical and occupational therapists who are experts at delivering all aspects of a comprehensive musculoskeletal wellness program.