LEARNING SERIES & RESOURCE GUIDES
bi3, a philanthropic initiative to transform health in Greater Cincinnati, takes informed risks and challenges providers and community-based organizations to think differently about health and health care. Investments in collaborative programs have sparked systems change and improvements in health. Here are some of our learnings.
In 2021, bi3 and Groundwork Ohio, a nonpartisan advocacy organization, partnered to pursue policy change that would improve the health of Ohio mothers and young children. The primary goal: Advocate for the extension of Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to one year following birth. This policy change was successfully included in Ohio’s FY 2022-2023 appropriations bill and implemented by Ohio Medicaid in April 2022. It is estimated 21,000 new moms will benefit from this extended coverage annually. This paper captures the environment, key drivers, activities and lessons from this successful effort. We believe these lessons will be of value to other philanthropic organizations and their partners seeking to create policy and systems change for their communities.
Building a School to Work Program – Spring 2022
In 2018, bi3 awarded a four-year, $1.1 million grant to our strategic partner TriHealth, an integrated healthcare delivery system in southwest Ohio, to create a unique School to Work (STW) apprenticeship program. The goal:
To inspire minority students to pursue careers in healthcare. The program answers the call to build a more diverse healthcare workforce and provide students with an experience they cannot get in the classroom or through typical part-time jobs. This Resource Guide details how to begin a School to Work program.
Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care – Spring 2020
In 2015, bi3 awarded a $3.3 million grant to TriHealth to identify and implement a patient-centered approach to integrate behavioral health into primary care practices. This bi3 Learning Series Paper details how the approach can work.
Addressing the Social Determinants of Health – Summer 2019
bi3 focuses on linking health and social service systems to address all factors impacting people’s health. To better inform future work, bi3 convened four of its funded partners to share their experiences in designing and implementing screening and referral processes to address social needs that affect the health of people in Greater Cincinnati. This paper summarizes the key learnings of our funded partners.
IDEA:The Power of an IDEA to Transform Health – Fall 2018
bi3 has learned a great deal from funding high-potential projects since 2010. Our work has resulted in better care and improved health outcomes for our community. “IDEA” embodies four key grantmaking principles common to our most successful
StartStrong: Transforming the System of Care to Reduce Infant Mortality – Winter 2017
This report chronicles the power of collaboration in driving change related to the social determinants of health. It embodies the unique role bi3 plays in the community to make change possible.