Leading by Example in Georgia

Chronically underfunded, responsible for meeting a daunting range of community and resident needs, and beset by unexpected requirements to adapt, the local health department (LHD) is continuously asked to do more and better with less. Yet, rather than accepting this constant state of transformation as…

Meeting People Where They’re At: Harm Reduction at the Red Door Clinic

At Hennepin County’s Public Health Clinic, the Red Door, harm reduction plays an important role in providing services. We understand how the complexities of life such as poverty, class, racism, past trauma, sex-based discrimination, and other social inequalities can affect an individual’s ability to adequately…

It’s All in the Brand: RiverStone Health, Montana

Local health departments seem to constantly find themselves in a state of transformation, adapting and responding to shifts in politics, culture, science, and economics. Most recently, healthcare reform challenged local health departments to grapple with their core identity and posed challenges to the way many…

The Value of a Brand, Part 2

In the process of developing its brand, RiverStone Health considered what a clearly articulated brand means. Internally, staff are fully aligned with the brand values and attributes. A well-developed organizational culture is predicated on producing RiverStone Health’s product—a better life—and living the mission to improve…