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RWJF Cross-Site Learning Program Featured on Humboldt County, Calif. News

Our team visited our RWJF-AF4Q Cross-Site Learning Partners in Humboldt County, California this week, and the project was featured on their local news station. To watch the video, visit

Cross-Site Learning Spotlight: Cincinnati

Original Article: Two Cincinnati-based health organizations — the Health Collaborative and Health Care Access Now — announced(pdf) a collaboration to address “super-utilizers” of the emergency department. Super-utilizers are patients who visit the ED very frequently, often for conditions that do not need ED care. Many of these patients face problems such as homelessness, hunger, lack of Read More….

Addressing the One Percent: An Interview with Jeffrey Brenner, MD

Original Article So-called superusers, who bounce in and out of the hospital, account for 30 percent of health expenditures. The fix for this vexing challenge requires nothing less than a redesign of the way America delivers health care, says a physician turned community activist. Of the 79,000 residents in Camden, N.J., 386 constitute the top Read More….

‘Super-utilizers’ place huge burden on health-care system

Original Article: You don’t hear much about them in the health care debate, but people known as “super-utilizers” place a huge and costly burden on the medical system. The New Jersey-based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently announced that it’s awarded grants totaling $2.1 million to groups in six communities (Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Humboldt County, California, Maine Read More….

Dr. Brenner Named One of the Smartest Residents by Philadelphia Magazine

Original Article: Jeffrey Brenner The Health-Care Revolutionary Brenner—physician and founder of Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers—has worked for 10 years to get better care for the underserved in his city. His group’s focus on primary-care reform, home visits and “health coaches” for the chronically ill has drastically lowered medical costs in Camden. On the goal: “To Read More….

Johnson Foundation an Enduring Force in Healthcare

Original Article: When the leader of the nation’s largest health philanthrophy looks at the world today, she sees great opportunity and growing challenge. Scientists have more data and can better measure the quality of health treatments, notes Risa Lavizzo-Mourey. But “some of the things we used to look at as gaps” – income disparity and Read More….

Crozer-Keystone in partnership with CCHP to address superutilization

Original Article: The statistics give one pause, but are only part of the medical care equation. Ten percent of the U.S. population uses 65 percent of the medical costs and in 2009, 1 percent of the population used 27 percent of health care expenditures. With costs escalating and an aging population that will continue to Read More….

Dr. Brenner Speaks at TedEX

Solving the Wanamaker Problem for Health Care

Original Article: In the early days of the 20th century, department store magnate John Wanamaker famously said, “I know that half of my advertising doesn’t work. The problem is that I don’t know which half.” The consumer Internet revolution was fueled by a search for the answer to Wanamaker’s question. Google AdWords and the pay-per-click Read More….

To Fix Failing Schools, Target Troubled Students?

By KJ DELL’ANTONIA Original Article:  One kid at a time. That’s how Turnaround for Children, a nonprofit organization based in New York, approaches schools in tough neighborhoods, where principals “say they can hardly see their teachers’ work through the fog of students’ extreme behavior.” The organization is involved with 20 schools in New York City and Read More….