Focus Areas

Health Equity

Mt. Auburn is working to advance health equity through our consulting services to nonprofits, philanthropies, and other organizations focused on addressing the root causes that produce health inequities.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) Invest Health Initiative

Mt. Auburn is working on a multiyear evaluation of RWJF's Invest Health Initiative. Invest Health "brings together diverse leaders from midsized U.S. cities across the nation to develop new strategies for increasing and leveraging private and public investments to accelerate improvements in neighborhoods facing the biggest barriers to better health." Mt. Auburn led Phase 1 of the evaluation, which followed the progress of the 50 cities involved in this work. We then completed an evaluation of Phase 2, following the ten sites selected to continue the work established in Phase 1, and reported on the 40 cities that did not advance to Phase 2. The firm continues to be engaged in Phase 3 of the evaluation: sustaining the network.

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ReThink Health Ventures Project for the Rippel Foundation

Mt. Auburn provided consulting and evaluation services to ReThink Health, the collaborative flagship initiative of the Rippel Foundation, on the Ventures Project. The firm initially assisted in the design and site selection for a major initiative involving nine sites focused on rethinking their health systems. Following site selection of six teams, ReThink engaged Mt. Auburn as the initiative evaluator. We designed a rubric for measuring site progress, wrote baseline overviews of each site, fielded a partnership survey, interviewed team members at various points in time during the initiative, tracked team documents and data, observed several convenings, and wrote a final report along with six case studies. The ReThink Health Ventures site selection process resulted in Beth Siegel co-authoring a report, “Multisector Partnerships Need Further Development To Fulfill Aspirations For Transforming Regional Health And Well-Being,” published in Health Affairs.

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