National Academy of Medicine
Commentary

A New Model for Private Sector Partnerships to Improve Economic Well-Being and Community Outcomes

By Ralph Schulz
June 23, 2015

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Population Health Improvement’s workshop summary titled Business Engagement in Building Healthy Communities highlights how local and regional stakeholders can be effective community leaders for improving population health and sustainable health care delivery in their communities.  This commentary shares an innovative model for effective collaboration we have developed in the Nashville region. We believe this model will serve our community well and could serve as a model for other communities interested in creating community-driven solutions to improve the health and well-being of their populations.

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