We move health care upstream
We've adapted tried-and-true improvement methods to help clinics and communities keep people healthy by addressing the living and working conditions that make them sick in the first place.
We equip health systems to systematically improve care by addressing patients' unmet social needs.
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Read how to increase the impact of every clinic
by treating the conditions that make people sick.
"Rishi Manchanda and his colleagues at HealthBegins have the right mindset: a deep respect for the tools, new and less so, we need to take care of the sick and to prevent unnecessary suffering; a knowledge of our health care system and its weaknesses and assets; an awareness of the importance of civic engagement in addressing upstream and downstream problems; a good sense of the human resources we might need, upstreamist clinicians among them, to transform American health care delivery."
Paul Farmer MD PhD
Co-Founder, Partners in Health
WE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT SOCIAL DETERMINANTS INTERVENTIONS THAT SOLVE COMPLEX PROBLEMS IN HEALTHCARE AND POPULATION HEALTH.
WE PROVIDE TRAINING AND SUPPORT TO IMPROVE CARE AND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH WITH WORKSHOPS AND AN ONLINE LEARNING NETWORK.
WE'VE MOBILIZED HUNDREDS OF CLINICIANS & EXPERTS WHO SHARE YOUR PASSION FOR IMPROVING CARE, SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH, AND HEALTH EQUITY..
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"This book is fabulous..."
Thomas S. Bodenheimer MD MPH, Center for Excellence in Primary Care, University of California at San Francisco
"offers a brilliant and incisive solution to the American health care conundrum..."
Brian Smedley PhD, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
To book a speaker or to share copies of the book with your students, residents, or colleagues, contact us with the "Learn More" form at the top of this page.
"...breaks a lot of new ground"
Fitzhugh Mullan, MD , George Washington University School of Medicine
"required reading for anyone interested in improving health in the United States, and beyond..."
Jane Schmitz PhD, University of Southern California
Here's a story from one of our workshops
Learn how to design successful upstream solutions that improve health and value.
With 'upstream' quality improvement, training and support, we can move healthcare upstream.
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