The Blue Sky Health Initiative is dedicated to changing the way Americans think about, deliver, and finance health and health care. The BSHI focuses on system-wide solutions to optimize the health of society and make illness less common, severe, and costly. The BSHI strives to describe solutions that embrace prevention–at both a population and individual level–and the systematic promotion of health for all Americans. We are committed to developing an effective and fundamental transformation strategy for elevating the current U.S. health system into a truly effective one.
The BSHI developed a framework for alternative approaches to organizing and financing health systems to promote the health of all individuals. Our work with local, state, and federal agencies, and with place-based initiatives across the country, is grounded in knowledge about the determinants of health, and the importance of a system that integrates population and individual interventions and services across sectors and across the life course. The multi-disciplinary BSHI team believes that the best solutions for our nation’s health problems require collective work with experts and practitioners in the public and private sectors, including those who are operating outside the prevailing definition of healthcare.
Will Nicholas, PhD, MPH, MA
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