Health Care

Partnering health systems with communities

Health care systems and hospitals have opportunities to get involved in community public health initiatives. Partnering with advocates and local agencies, providing healthier foods and beverages, and leveraging community benefits allocations from hospitals can help keep people healthy and out of emergency rooms. Our resources can help health care organizations and hospitals work toward community-based prevention of health problems.

Get started with the tools we've highlighted below, and learn more about all of our areas of work.

Childrens Mental Health Policy Levers
Supporting Children’s Mental Health
Our resources identify policy options that states can use to increase the availability of qualified behavioral health providers and thus support children’s access to mental health care.
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Sick Leave & Preventive Cancer Screening
Paid sick leave slows the spread of infectious disease and encourages use of preventive care, such as routine cancer screenings. Learn how public health professionals can take an active role in promoting paid sick leave policies.
Mother breastfeeding baby
Breastfeeding in Hospitals
Breastfeeding has many important health and developmental benefits for both mothers and kids. And hospitals can play a crucial role in reducing breastfeeding disparities.
A Blueprint for Changemakers
Blueprint for Health Equity
ChangeLab Solutions is proud to launch A Blueprint for Changemakers. This new resource presents legal strategies to help policymakers and communities improve health outcomes.
Nourishing Health Equity
Nourishing Health Equity
The city of Newark, New Jersey, is confronting the root causes of food insecurity. ChangeLab Solutions is working with RWJBarnabas Health System to change food systems and promote health equity.

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