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Transforming the Future of Health and Well-Being, Together

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Imagine a world where everyone thrives—where everyone has the vital conditions they need for equitable health and well-being. The Rippel Foundation partners with stewards across the country to explore innovative thinking and action that can make this vision a reality.
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Building a Movement to Advance Equitable Health and Well-Being for All

Through partnerships with dedicated stewards across the country, we’re moving toward an ambitious goal: A future where everyone thrives—no exceptions.

Creating equitable systems for health and well-being requires the participation of a diverse group of individuals and organizations. We work with thousands of these changemakers (called stewards) in communities across the country.
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The vital conditions for health and well-being are the essential elements that must be present in a community for all of its members to thrive. We work with stewards to strengthen and expand the vital conditions throughout their communities.
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Our health and well-being rely on systems that are not built for everyone to thrive. We work with stewards to transform these systems so that everyone can experience the vital conditions that support equitable health and well-being.
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Thriving communities require stewards who are dedicated to working toward a common vision. We offer resources, tools, frameworks, and support that stewards need to create a better future where everyone thrives.
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“The greatest result of our work with Rippel’s ReThink Health team is a growing network of more than 40 community and systems leaders serving as a model of shared stewardship and behavioral health and wellness transformation. We are breaking from business-as-usual to re-imagine our health system so that solutions are co-designed with the community we serve.”

Lauren Zuchman, Executive Director
BeWellPBC, Palm Beach County, Florida

“Our partnership with ReThink Health at Rippel has had a tremendous impact on the work of my organization. The Vital Conditions framework is an incredible tool for building a movement for equity and well-being in Delaware, even being adopted by the Delaware Division of Public Health for its State Health Assessment and Improvement Plan process.”

Kate Dupont Phillips, Executive Director
Healthy Communities Delaware

“My board of directors would affirm that working with The Rippel Foundation’s ReThink Health initiative was one of the most transformational and vital events in our 40+ year organizational history.”

Wade Norwood, CEO
Common Ground Health, Rochester, NY

ReThink Health: Our Flagship Initiative

Discovering and Sharing What It Takes to Thrive Together

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ReThink Health, our flagship initiative, works with national and regional stewards throughout the nation to guide innovative, transformative change that produces better health and well-being for all.
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Latest News, Insights, and Events

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Jun 26 2024

ReThink Health Toolbox Webinar: Building the Will to Thrive Together: A New Playbook for Equitable Well-Being

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Feb 06 2024

Building the Will to Achieve an Equitable, Thriving Future

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Apr 18 2024

The Rippel Effect: Spring 2024

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Apr 15 2024

The Fulcrum: Rippel Highlights the Power of Belonging and Civic Muscle to Shape a Thriving Future

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Apr 03 2024

Health Affairs: Cultivating Vital Conditions for Perinatal Well-Being and A Sustained Commitment to Reproductive Justice

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Apr 24 2024

ReThink Health Toolbox Webinar: An Introduction to Resident Engagement

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Mar 04 2024

Tara Oakman Joins Rippel as Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

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Feb 28 2024

Federal Times: Rippel Op-ed Outlines Actions to Implement the ELTRR

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Mar 05 2024

ReThink Health Toolbox Webinar: An Introduction to the Three Horizons Framework

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Jan 31 2024

The Rippel Effect: Winter 2024

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Jan 29 2024

The Rippel Foundation Announces 2023 Year-End Grant Awards to Eight Community Organizations

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Jan 02 2024

Watch: The Rippel Foundation at 70, Part 2: The Evolution of ReThinking Health and Well-Being

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Dec 12 2023

Nonprofit Quarterly: Rippel President and CEO Becky Payne Writes About Health Equity

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Jan 25 2024

ReThink Health Toolbox Webinar: Multisolving

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Nov 30 2023

Dr. Carolyn Brooks Joins the Rippel Board of Trustees

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Nov 16 2023

Unsung Stewards Podcast: Stream Season 3 Now!

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Oct 31 2023

The Rippel Effect: Fall 2023

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Nov 09 2023

ReThink Health Toolbox Webinar: Cultivating Belonging and Civic Muscle

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Sep 24 2023

Three New ReThink Health Reports Evaluate Shared Stewardship in Health Systems, Regional Networks, and the Nation

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Oct 12 2023

Video: A Steward’s Formula for Thriving Together

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Sep 11 2023

Rippel’s Article in The Fulcrum Explores How Everyone Can Be a Steward

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Aug 25 2023

Healing Home Care: How Shared Stewardship Can Amplify the Dignity of Home Care Work

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Jul 31 2023

The Rippel Effect: Summer 2023

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Jul 26 2023

ReThink Health Receives System Dynamics Award

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Sep 12 2023

ReThink Health Toolbox Webinar: Introduction to Shared Stewardship

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Jul 26 2023

Dr. Anu Gupta Joins the Rippel Board of Trustees 

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Jul 21 2023

Rippel Supports Mental Health First Aid Training in Morris County

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Jul 07 2023

Rippel’s Newsweek Article Explores How Belonging and Civic Muscle Can Address the Black Maternal Health Crisis

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Jun 13 2023

North Sound Voices Podcast: Liz Baxter and Becky Payne Discuss the Vital Conditions for Health and Well-Being

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May 09 2023

The Rippel Effect: Spring 2023

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May 05 2023

Watch: The Rippel Foundation at 70, Part 1: Origins and Legacy

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Jun 13 2023

Rippel’s NY Times Letter Highlights Importance of Vital Conditions for New Parents and Babies

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May 23 2023

HealthBEAT Podcast: Becoming Stewards of a Better Well-Being Society

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May 05 2023

Listen: HIT Like a Girl Podcast features Becky Payne

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May 25 2023

ReThink Health Toolbox Webinar: An Introduction to the Vital Conditions for Health and Well-Being

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Mar 22 2023

HealthBiz Podcast: Interview with Rippel’s President & CEO Becky Payne

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Nov 15 2022

New Federal Plan Presents Revolutionary Redesign of Government Efforts to Improve Americans’ Health and Well-Being

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Feb 02 2023

Organizing Around Vital Conditions Moves The Social Determinants Agenda Into Wider Action

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May 03 2023

Seeding Systems Change Through the Vital Conditions for Health and Well-Being

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Feb 15 2022

Rippel’s New York Times Letter to the Editor Calls for System Change

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Jun 25 2022

SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade Will Exacerbate Existing Inequities that Undermine Health and Well-Being

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Mar 31 2023

Webinar: The Long View: New Year, New Practices

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Dec 31 2021

Communities RISE Together: Building Belonging and Civic Muscle Through Community Vaccine Mobilization

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Apr 06 2023

Guide to Shared Stewardship in Health Care

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Mar 31 2022

How To Make a Case for Healthcare Systems Centered Around Justice

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Sep 19 2022

How Can a Community Pursue Equitable Health and Well-Being after a Severe Shock? Ideas from an Exploratory Simulation Model

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Mar 14 2023

Chronicle of Philanthropy Op-ed: To Help Communities Thrive, Invest in Residents Eager to Disrupt the Status Quo

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Jan 21 2021

Watch Now: What is Stewardship?

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Sep 03 2022

Unsung Stewards Podcast

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May 12 2022

Shared Stewardship: Who Is Willing To Invest In People And Places With The Most To Gain?

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Apr 03 2022

Stewards Rising Campaign: Answering the Call for Change

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May 03 2021

ReThink Health Action Learning Synthesis

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Jun 02 2022

Putting Shared Stewardship into Practice: Palm Beach County and 5 Healthy Towns, Michigan

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Apr 03 2022

2021 Pulse Check on Shared Stewardship for Thriving Together Across America

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Jan 26 2023

The Rippel Effect: Winter 2023

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Apr 07 2022

Rippel Foundation Op-ed Published in Crain’s New York

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Commentary From Our President and CEO

Building the Will to Thrive Together

At Rippel we are clear about what’s needed to create lasting change. We must cultivate the patience and discipline to find solidarity and hope, to transcend the near-term crises, and emerge stronger together with clarity about the future we are building together. We work with you to find and implement the approaches that will carry us to that different, thriving future.
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We partner with stewards across the U.S. to help them understand the magnitude of their potential impact, identify the path forward, and implement the needed changes.
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