ReThinking Health: Leadership Essentials in a Changing System

Dear Members of the Leading Change Network:

This is an announcement from Kate Hilton and the ReThink Health team (aka Organizing for Health).  They are offering a course that draws on the organizing practices and combines them with skills and approaches from systems thinking, stewardship, sustainability and multi-stakeholder governance.  Please consider joining them – and inviting others to join who you believe would benefit from the program.  Thank you!


Join a Growing Community of ReThinkers Working to Transform Regional Health Systems!

ReThinking Health: Leadership Essentials in a Changing System

Eight-Week Online Program for Teams and Individuals

April 3rd to May 23rd 2013


ReThink Health has designed this innovative online course to introduce you to tools and methods that:

·           – Engage key stakeholders across the system,

·           – Create shared vision and align priorities,

·           – Build effective multi-organizational leadership teams, and

·           – Overcome resistance to change and mobilize focused action

ENROLL NOW: Registration ends March 15, 2013

Participants already enrolled in the program come from Kaiser Permanente, Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, State Hospital Associations, Quality Improvement Organizations and IHI Triple Aim Sites.

Past participants in ReThink Health’s programs have used these tools to successfully:

·           – Encourage hospital-wide adoption of a surgical safety checklist

·           – Reduce chronic disease hospital admissions

·           – Engage providers and payers with community members to improve health and increase access

·           – Align regional stakeholders around the best use of health system resources

Each session will be led by a member of the ReThink Health team.  They will be joined by a nationally-recognized guest practitioner who will share his or her own experiences and lessons learned from applying these tools in the field.  Guest practitioners include:

Steve ErkenBrack, JD – President & CEO, Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Elliott Fisher, MD, MPH – Professor, Dartmouth Medical School; Director for Population Health and Policy at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Care Policy and Clinical Practice

Richard Foster, MD – Senior Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety, South Carolina Hospital Association

Karen Minyard, PhD, MSN – Executive Director, Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

Alan Nobbs, RGN – Associate, Thought Leadership, Institute for Innovation and Improvement, National Health Service of England

Manoj Pawar, MD, MMM, Vice President Clinical Operations & Physician Leadership Development, Catholic Health Initiatives

WHEN: April 3rd to May 23rd 2013

Primary Sessions: Every Wednesday from 2:30 to 4PM EST

Optional Discussions: Every Thursday from 2:30 to 4PM EST

(Recordings will be available if you cannot attend live)

WHERE: Live audio-video sessions via online platform Blackboard Collaborate

Secure website access to readings, exercises, session links and take-home tools

COST: $1,600 for one participant

$1,500 for participants on teams of two

$1,400 for participants on teams of three

Teams larger than three may be eligible for special pricing.

Limited scholarships are also available.

For more information, please visit or contact Ella Auchincloss at We hope you will join us!


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