This blog post reflects on the process and findings of ReThink Health initiative’s Ventures project and provides five lessons for stewards transforming regional health and well-being.
The Rippel Foundation launched the Ventures project to better understand: What does it take to do business differently, together? Specifically, it sought to explore what could accelerate the progress of ambitious multi-sector partnerships and organizations working to transform health and well-being in their regions, and what often derails their progress.
The project explored: How do leaders from across organizations and sectors need to work together differently? What might it look like to build a comprehensive regional strategy for transforming their health ecosystems? How could they sustainably finance that work, and build shared values to keep the group aligned around long-term goals?
The learning cohort of six multisector partnerships included groups from Sonoma County, California; Bernalillo County, New Mexico; Trenton, New Jersey; Finger Lakes, New York; King County, Washington; and the Central Oregon region.