The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science

  1. Indian Health Service

    Indian Health Service

    Rockville, MD

    Dartmouth’s history of partnership with the Native American population is as long as the history of the College itself. A revisiting of that commitment in the 70’s culminated recently in a partnership that brings together the resources and strengths of the College with the Indian Health Service to improve the health and well-being of native populations.

    www.ihs.gov

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  2. Visionarios Perú

    Visionarios Perú

    Lima, Peru

    TDC continues to explore partnerships with the government and academic and health institutions, while Dartmouth students are immersed in the local communities, conducting surveys, learning and implementing what works. Partnering with Visionarios Perú, a Peru-based NGO, Dartmouth’s teams plan to debelop a system of primary care centers in the Villa Maria del Triunfo district of Lima.

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  3. Tiltfactor Lab

    Tiltfactor Lab

    Hanover, NH, USA

    Tiltfactor is an interdisciplinary “innovation studio” dedicated to designing and creating games for positive social impact. Founded by Dartmouth Professor Mary Flanagan, Tiltfactor incorporates fundamental human values and psychological principles to promote learning, attitude change, and behavior change through board games, card games, sports, urban games, and digital games for a variety of platforms.

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  4. Master of Health Care Delivery Science

    Master of Health Care Delivery Science

    Hanover, NH, USA

    This first-of-its-kind degree program brings together faculty members from The Dartmouth Institute, the Tuck School of Business, and other areas of Dartmouth to define and teach a curriculum for the new field of health care delivery science. The blended residential-distance learning, 14-course, 18-month degree program includes strong action learning and leadership components to equip senior health care leaders to achieve transformative change in health care both nationally and internationally.

    Visit MHCDS, mhcds.dartmouth.edu.

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  5. The Dartmouth Haiti Response

    The Dartmouth Haiti Response

    Haiti

    Dartmouth responded to the January 12, 2010, earthquake like no other university. In partnership with Partners In Health (PIH) in Haiti, the Dartmouth teams were on the ground within four days of the earthquake, providing rescue care that ran the gamut from public health measures to surgery and dialysis for crush injury victims. In the aftermath, Dartmouth has taken a lead role in the collaboration between PIH and other organizations working with Haitians to improve the country’s health care over the long term.

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  6. The Kings Fund

    The Kings Fund

    London, England

    Al Mulley, The King’s Fund’s first international visiting fellow, and colleagues in The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science presented a paper challenging the UK’s National Health Service to reduce the country’s rate of misdiagnosis, offering tools to make patients and physicians better informed in their decision-making. The King’s Fund has entered into a partnership for adaptation of Dartmouth’s MHCDS curriculum, beginning with three newly-designated Academic Health Research Centers in London: Imperial College, King’s College, and University College London.

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  7. Salzburg Global Seminars

    Salzburg Global Seminars

    Salzburg, Austria

    Since July of 1947, Salzburg Global Seminars (SGS) have called together people from different parts of the world to bridge geographic, political, and cultural differences. TDC has partnered with SGS to work on the global challenge of health and health care innovation, co-hosting and providing faculty for many recent sessions, including Innovating for Value in Health Care Delivery and Realizing the Right to Health in November, 2012.

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  8. Kosovar Government and American University

    Kosovar Government and American University

    Prishtina, Kosovo

    The Geisel School of Medicine has built a strong relationship in Kosovo that includes the American University of Kosovo and the government’s Ministry of Health. Over the past decade, Kosovars have traveled to Dartmouth and studied at the medical school and at The Dartmouth Institute. Dartmouth recently supported a Kosovar student in the MHCDS program.

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  9. Rwandan Ministry of Health

    Rwandan Ministry of Health

    Kigali, Rwanda

    Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda’s Minister of Health, has become a vocal participant in global debates around scaling up the provision of antiretroviral therapy in Africa, the feasibility of availing novel health technologies in resource-poor settings, the need to fairly compensate health workers in the public sector, and the importance of integrating “vertical” interventions with efforts to strengthen entire health systems. TDC has become a two-way partner interested in sharing and promoting best practices.

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  10. Aravind Eye Care System

    Aravind Eye Care System

    Madurai, India

    Founded in 1976, Aravind, an internationally recognized NGO, provides roughly 350,000 ophthalmologic procedures each year at a fraction of the cost in developed countries — while achieving results that are as good or better. The system provides an integrated approach to a large population in southern India and has established a new model of financial self-sustainability. TDC is developing a partnership with Aravind aimed at adopting best practices and spreading them to other resource-challenged areas.

    View Story
  11. China’s Ministry of Health

    China’s Ministry of Health

    Beijing, China

    China’s $124 billion national health care restructuring includes a strategic partnership between China's Ministry of Health and Dartmouth College. The two institutions will leverage their expertise to help increase health equity, reduce health expenditures, train new health care leadership, and advance the quality of health services across China.

    View Story
  1. Rockville, MD

    Indian Health Service

    Rockville, MD

    Dartmouth’s history of partnership with the Native American population is as long as the history of the College itself. A revisiting of that commitment in the 70’s culminated recently in a partnership that brings together the resources and strengths of the College with the Indian Health Service to improve the health and well-being of native populations.

    www.ihs.gov

    View Story
  2. Lima, Peru

    Visionarios Perú

    Lima, Peru

    TDC continues to explore partnerships with the government and academic and health institutions, while Dartmouth students are immersed in the local communities, conducting surveys, learning and implementing what works. Partnering with Visionarios Perú, a Peru-based NGO, Dartmouth’s teams plan to debelop a system of primary care centers in the Villa Maria del Triunfo district of Lima.

    View Story
  3. Hanover, NH, USA

    Tiltfactor Lab

    Hanover, NH, USA

    Tiltfactor is an interdisciplinary “innovation studio” dedicated to designing and creating games for positive social impact. Founded by Dartmouth Professor Mary Flanagan, Tiltfactor incorporates fundamental human values and psychological principles to promote learning, attitude change, and behavior change through board games, card games, sports, urban games, and digital games for a variety of platforms.

    View Story
  4. Hanover, NH, USA

    Master of Health Care Delivery Science

    Hanover, NH, USA

    This first-of-its-kind degree program brings together faculty members from The Dartmouth Institute, the Tuck School of Business, and other areas of Dartmouth to define and teach a curriculum for the new field of health care delivery science. The blended residential-distance learning, 14-course, 18-month degree program includes strong action learning and leadership components to equip senior health care leaders to achieve transformative change in health care both nationally and internationally.

    Visit MHCDS, mhcds.dartmouth.edu.

    View Story
  5. Haiti

    The Dartmouth Haiti Response

    Haiti

    Dartmouth responded to the January 12, 2010, earthquake like no other university. In partnership with Partners In Health (PIH) in Haiti, the Dartmouth teams were on the ground within four days of the earthquake, providing rescue care that ran the gamut from public health measures to surgery and dialysis for crush injury victims. In the aftermath, Dartmouth has taken a lead role in the collaboration between PIH and other organizations working with Haitians to improve the country’s health care over the long term.

    View Story
  1. London, England

    The Kings Fund

    London, England

    Al Mulley, The King’s Fund’s first international visiting fellow, and colleagues in The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science presented a paper challenging the UK’s National Health Service to reduce the country’s rate of misdiagnosis, offering tools to make patients and physicians better informed in their decision-making. The King’s Fund has entered into a partnership for adaptation of Dartmouth’s MHCDS curriculum, beginning with three newly-designated Academic Health Research Centers in London: Imperial College, King’s College, and University College London.

    View Story
  2. Salzburg, Austria

    Salzburg Global Seminars

    Salzburg, Austria

    Since July of 1947, Salzburg Global Seminars (SGS) have called together people from different parts of the world to bridge geographic, political, and cultural differences. TDC has partnered with SGS to work on the global challenge of health and health care innovation, co-hosting and providing faculty for many recent sessions, including Innovating for Value in Health Care Delivery and Realizing the Right to Health in November, 2012.

    View Story
  3. Prishtina, Kosovo

    Kosovar Government and American University

    Prishtina, Kosovo

    The Geisel School of Medicine has built a strong relationship in Kosovo that includes the American University of Kosovo and the government’s Ministry of Health. Over the past decade, Kosovars have traveled to Dartmouth and studied at the medical school and at The Dartmouth Institute. Dartmouth recently supported a Kosovar student in the MHCDS program.

    View Story
  4. Kigali, Rwanda

    Rwandan Ministry of Health

    Kigali, Rwanda

    Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda’s Minister of Health, has become a vocal participant in global debates around scaling up the provision of antiretroviral therapy in Africa, the feasibility of availing novel health technologies in resource-poor settings, the need to fairly compensate health workers in the public sector, and the importance of integrating “vertical” interventions with efforts to strengthen entire health systems. TDC has become a two-way partner interested in sharing and promoting best practices.

    View Story
  5. Madurai, India

    Aravind Eye Care System

    Madurai, India

    Founded in 1976, Aravind, an internationally recognized NGO, provides roughly 350,000 ophthalmologic procedures each year at a fraction of the cost in developed countries — while achieving results that are as good or better. The system provides an integrated approach to a large population in southern India and has established a new model of financial self-sustainability. TDC is developing a partnership with Aravind aimed at adopting best practices and spreading them to other resource-challenged areas.

    View Story
  6. Beijing, China

    China’s Ministry of Health

    Beijing, China

    China’s $124 billion national health care restructuring includes a strategic partnership between China's Ministry of Health and Dartmouth College. The two institutions will leverage their expertise to help increase health equity, reduce health expenditures, train new health care leadership, and advance the quality of health services across China.

    View Story
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A World of Difference

In countries around the globe, health care systems are failing. The demands of aging populations and increasing chronic illnesses are rising faster than the capacity to respond to them. The delivery of health care is often inequitable and fragmented, focusing little on prevention and more on care and treatment, and disproportionately more on late-stage disease. Sound, evidence-based clinical and managerial practices are conspicuously absent. The mismatch of supply and demand is stark: While more than a billion people lack access to basic health care services, excess capacity and the overuse of procedures elsewhere result in unnecessary care, medical errors, and waste.

In the U.S. and elsewhere, amidst polarizing politics and unsustainable costs, a consensus among experts is emerging: No single group — not government, or insurers, or physicians— is responsible for creating the complex, multi-layered puzzle of our world’s health care systems. It isn’t reasonable to expect one group to solve it.

The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science has begun to forge key partnerships that are working on solutions. This is a map of some of the places we are in 2013.