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SSIR Articles: Health

Published: 2018-04-16T19:00:00+00:00


Promoting Transparency and Fair Share in the Face of Growing Inequality (Blog)


To curb rising inequality, global leaders must work together to stop the flow of illicit wealth and mitigate tax avoidance.

Out of the Lab and into the Frontline


How embracing uncertainty can help cultivate Canada’s social R&D ecosystem.

Actionable Measurement: Getting from “Prove” to “Improve” (Blog)


There’s a set of common questions every direct-service nonprofit should answer to maximize learning, action, and impact.

Unintended Consequences


How a strategic investment steered an educational-technology startup into trouble.

Disabilities: A Competitive Business Advantage? (Blog)


Companies are using the unique talents of individuals with disabilities to create business value.

Big Communications for Small Nonprofits (Blog)


Three steps to driving large-scale change through strategic communications.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less


Rejecting the instinct to do everything, Essentialism investigates the idea of doing "less, but better."

Is Business the New Charity? (Blog)


Investing in small business and new ventures is a good thing and vital to our communities, but we must not confuse it with charity or strategic long-term social investment.

Managing Technology for Social Change (Blog)


There is a great deal of untapped potential in consistently applying existing technologies to support, and in fact, direct social change.

Expand Your Nonprofit’s Mission Through Co-Location (Blog)


There are some great mission advantages to sharing space with other organizations.

SSIR’s New Website Is Here (Blog)


The redesigned website was inspired and guided by feedback from readers.

A Healthier City


San Francisco’s five-year-old universal health care program sees positive results.

A Win-Win for Haiti


Partners in Health and Abbott Laboratories are building a new plant in Corporant, Haiti to produce a therapeutic food called Nourimanba.

Global Diseases, Local Needs


The diseases that get funded tend to be the ones for which funders can take credit.

Specialists’ Niche


A Danish company finds jobs for people with autism.

Mexico’s Businesses Cooperation: a Global Model for Health Care Innovation (Blog)


Workplace wellness councils are emerging as one of the most powerful leaders in reducing health care costs and improving health.

An Open Source Approach to Medical Research (Blog)


An interview with Stephen Friend about using using open source to encourage collaboration and share health information.

There’s No Free Lunch: Public Health Crisis and Re-Imagining the School Cafeteria (Blog)


The problem of unhealthy cafeteria food in public schools, how it contributes to obesity in America, and measures we can take to stop it.

From the Field: Empowering the Deaf with Dignity (Blog)


Social enterprise Mirakle Couriers offers standard courier services and employs only deaf adults.

Community Engagement Inside Kibera (Blog)


Carolina for Kiberia's community focus promises to effect change that will stick.

Water Thinking


The Peer Water Exchange manages diverse solutions and resources to fight the global water crisis.

Breaking the Health Care Cost Trend with Innovative Service Delivery (Blog)


Health care needs large-scale innovation that introduces higher-quality, lower-cost providers through a system that's mobile, digital, and efficient.

Framing the Issue


The CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation and the managing director of Versant Ventures provide an introduction to innovations for better health care at lower cost.

Investing for the Safety Net


Technologies that reduce costs and improve care for the underserved are often the most difficult to scale up. But a handful of strategies could turn things around.

Undisclosed Pharma Contributions


Most health advocacy organizations do not report industry funding.

Spring Water Protection Improves Health


Living near safe drinking water is not the same as drinking safe water.

Perspectives from the Field


Two venture capitalists and an entrepreneur discuss the challenges and opportunities that innovators confront as they seek to improve health care.

Reinventing Health Care Services


A doctor describes his groundbreaking, transdisciplinary effort to design more cost-effective care models for conditions that drive a large proportion of US health spending.

Opportunities in Mobile Health


The United States and other industrialized countries can learn from experiments in the developing world that use the humble cell phone as a platform for innovation.

Government 2.0


Thanks to Todd Park, a federal agency has discovered that health care organizations can think more like nimble startups than like lumbering giants.

Foundations as Investors


Social investors are experimenting with a profusion of creative funding mechanisms to help innovators sustain health-improving approaches and to achieve greater impact.

How Can Business and Government Work Together to Save a Life? (Blog)


A cross sector-partnership between IBM and the Cross River government is saving lives of mothers and children across Nigeria.

Academic-Nonprofit Partnerships Can Pick Up Where Student Innovators Leave Off (Blog)


Academic-nonprofit, cross-sector partnerships have immense potential to influence long-term development, dissemination, and diffusion of technologies.

San+Co: Waste is Terrible Thing to Waste (Blog)


A new social enterprise aims to provide a unique sanitation service to shantytowns.

Thirty Million Dollars, a Little Bit of Carbon, and a Lot of Hot Air (Blog)


Carbon for Water is engaged in a loopy funding scheme and offers a lousy public health solution.

Improving Sales Offers for Improved Stoves (Blog)


A unique sales strategy puts more environmentally friendly cookstoves into the hands of more cooks.

Doctor in Your Pocket


New and valuable mHealth apps are coming out all the time. What sort of open architecture can support this wave of innovation?

Mothers of Invention


Maternova is getting hundreds of life saving innovations to the front lines in developing countries using a new online platform.

If Nostradamus Was a Philanthropist (Blog)


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation created a forecast for the health future of America’s most vulnerable populations over the next two decades.

Positive Distraction Workforce


Habitat International has grown its bottom line using a largely disabled workforce.