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Summary

To address the complex health needs of large populations, leading public health nonprofits and foundations are exploring strategies to scale up interventions that treat the roots of poor health and meet the holistic needs of beneficiaries.

Partnering with Corporations for Greater Scale
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation increasingly looks to businesses as partners for scaling solutions that improve public health.

Using National Networks to Tackle Chronic Disease
Taz Hussein and Michaela Kerrissey, The Bridgespan Group
In pursuit of impact at a transformative scale, the YMCA and other national nonprofit networks are using their reach into local communities to deliver public health programs that help people live healthier lives and reduce their chances of developing chronic diseases.

Transformative Pathways to Improving Health Care
Rebecca Onie, Sarah di Troia and Sonia Sarkar
Health Leads is changing the way that institutions deliver health care so that it accounts for the realities of patients’ lives.

Transformative Scale: The Future of Scaling What Works
Jeff Bradach and Abe Grindle, The Bridgespan Group
The YMCA used its extensive national network of sites to widely disseminate the evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program adapted from the National Institutes of Health.

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