A Guide for Health Systems to Save Lives from "Deaths of Despair" and Improve Community Well-Being
Now is a propitious moment for purposeful action to heal our nation.
In a year when COVID-19 has further unmasked pervasive inequity, widespread system failure, and chronic under-investment in the vital conditions for well-being, it has also shined a light on the generosity, resourcefulness, and resilience of the American people. In this, the vital role of health care systems as community leaders has never been clearer. Concurrently, the essential service of health systems as values-led community anchor institutions, as well as quality care delivery systems, has never been more needed.
This guide is a call to action and a resource for health system leaders to move beyond narratives of doing good things - to being accountable for community outcomes.