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Eleven Principles for Creating Health. As with all of our work it is based on the experiences of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs trying to approach health ‘beyond the lens of health care’. In this case, the ’preneurs participated in our July 2015 meeting entitled, Creating Health: Refining The Principles to Catalyze Practice.
The eleven principles are:
It’s important to remember that the work of the Creating Health Collaborative is intentionally exploratory. That is why the report also includes five key questions that we think need to be answered. They are:
In-keeping with the exploratory nature of the work, Ollie Smith, a member of the Executive of the Collaborative, has written a commentary in the report entitled, It’ll Take More Than a List to Climb This Mountain. Indeed, it will – although we do think having a list derived from real world experience is a useful starting point.
While we hope you enjoy the report what we really hope is that you starttrying to ‘create health’. You’re reading this post because you know that the future of health requires more than just health care and public health. You know it needs to start ‘where communities are at’ and in so doing embrace how they define their health. There really is no roadmap for this work; we have to learn by doing.
To help you start, and in response to the enquiries we’ve received, we’re offering our services as consultants. It was never our intention to create a consulting entity but it’s clear that people want to embrace ‘creating health’ but are not sure how to. If you’d like to explore how we can help, do let us know.
You’ll see that we have a new look, including a new webpage. Part of the change is to describe ourselves – including you – as a community. That’s perhaps a little presumptuous but, taking the definition of community used in our recent series, it seems to us that we have a ‘shared history’ and a ‘common need’. Individually we’ve all experienced how communities’ health needs more than just health care and public health. So, together, we need to take a step back and re-conceive the problem to find new solutions. That’s what the Collaborative is all about. If you know of others that belong in the community, please encourage them to encourage them to join.
I’m in the middle of recruiting for our 2016 meeting. I’m pleased to observe that there are more and more people and projects to consider, some emanating from the health sector and others from elsewhere. It’s encouraging to see such creativity, although it’s clear that it remains a struggle for the ’preneurs willing to stick their necks out and do things differently. We hope the participants of ‘CHC 2016’ find comfort and solutions in sharing their work.
The Executive of the Collaborative is also planning a larger meeting, likely to be in San Francisco in October 2016. We’re finalizing the details of that as I write and hope to make a more detailed announcement soon. If it piques your interest, keep the 24th and 25th free (and sign up to the community to stay in the loop).
Quite fittingly, the report is a collaborative effort. I’d like to thank Scott Liebman for hosting ‘CHC 2015’, Lauren A Taylor for taking the notes at the meeting from which the report emanates, Craig Hanson for the excellent photography, Ollie Smith for his challenging commentary, Richard De Angelisfor the Collaborative’s branding and the report’s design, Kam Banwait for the online delivery of the branding, and the participants of ‘CHC 2015’ for their courageous work (which you can read about in Appendix 3 of the report).
The report is published under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license, which means you can share it as freely as you like – so please do.
You can read about our previous report, The Emerging Principles for Creating Health, here