Health & Human Services
Leadership for a Networked World’s Health and Human Services Initiative provides transformational thought leadership and learning experiences for policymakers and executives building the solutions and services that help people, families, and communities thrive.

Government can’t do it alone. Non-profit can’t do it alone. For-profit can’t do it alone. But, collectively we can.


Nick Macchione
Director, Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego County
 

60% of Health and Human Services leaders reported feeling significant pressure to improve service capacity and outcomes.

Leaders chose data and analytics, cross-boundary work, and racial equity in outcomes as the top 3 drivers of change.

Over 80% of Health and Human Service leaders reported experiencing significant risk, uncertainty, and resistance moving upstream and building an ecosystem of services.

These results were taken from surveys given to participants prior to their attendance at an LNW event.

LATEST INSIGHTS

Founded in 1995, Catalyst Miami had a multi-pronged strategy to build capacity and resilience and advance social and economic mobility in low-wealth communities in Miami-Dade County. In 2017, in the midst of their strategic planning process, the organization faced a changing landscape and an...


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Next Generation of Human Services Organizations Initiative

In October 2017, the Kresge Foundation identified 12 non-profit organizations in cities across the country that were setting the pace for improving social and economic mobility (SEM) for children and families:

Over the next two years, with the support of the Kresge Foundation, Leadership for a Networked World, and a hand-picked Advisory Board, designed a learning experience to accelerate the cohort’s leadership and operational capacity to deliver person-centered outcomes and impact. The two-year journey included learning about strategy and leadership, sharing best practices and innovations, and ideating new ways to harness data and analytics. The cohort worked to generate new policy solutions, develop systems and sector innovations, advance and accelerate social and economic mobility, and create permanent pathways out of poverty.

VISIT PROJECT

LATEST CASE STUDIES

Founded in 1995, Catalyst Miami had a multi-pronged strategy to build capacity and resilience and advance social and economic mobility in low-wealth communities in Miami-Dade County. In 2017, in the midst of their strategic planning process, the organization faced a changing landscape and an...

Late one evening in January 2015, LIFT Founder and CEO Kirsten Lodal had just delivered a speech arguing that the organization was falling short of its mission of lifting people out of poverty permanently. From Lodal’s perspective, LIFT was largely serving as a safety net for people in crisis,...

LATEST EVENTS

October 25, 2019 to October 27, 2019

2019 Health and Human Services Summit: Purpose, Passion, and Impact for the Future

The Health and Human Services Summit is the foremost academic research program and event for senior-most leaders to invent and realize the future of health and human services.

This Summit builds on and extends research from across Harvard University, featuring fresh case studies, peer-based problem-solving sessions, and topical workshops designed to create transformational solutions in human services.

PAST EVENTS

October 26, 2018 to October 28, 2018

2018 Health and Human Services Summit: Designing Generative Outcomes

September 22, 2017 to September 24, 2017

2017 Health and Human Services Summit: Creating the Future of Outcomes and Impact


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Leadership for a Networked World’s applied research, student innovation challenge, and on-campus summit programs are an initiative of Dr. Antonio M. Oftelie, Innovation Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH), part of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. TECH is a hub for students, faculty, alumni, and government and industry leaders to learn together, collaborate, and innovate. LNW accelerates these efforts by connecting leaders across sectors and developing cutting-edge thought leadership on innovation and organizational transformation.

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