South Africa’s reading crisis: Focus on the root cause, not the peripherals

Nearly a quarter of a century into democracy, four presidents and several curricular revisions later, South Africa has made little headway in its reading crisis. Calling it a crisis is no overstatement. South Africa ranked last out of 50 countries in the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy (PIRLS) study which tested reading comprehension of learners in … Continue reading South Africa’s reading crisis: Focus on the root cause, not the peripherals

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Voices How to support youth development: A holistic approach

There is no question that South Africans need to pull together in building a better country, and many organisations are looking to their corporate social investment initiatives to leverage greater social contributions and to participate more meaningfully in the development of our people. This raises the question of what focus areas will allow corporates to … Continue reading Voices How to support youth development: A holistic approach

Messaging System Helps Caregivers Keep Tabs on Growing Number of Patients with Substance Use Disorder

How do we best address growing opioid  abuse nationwide? It’s a question that many health care organizations have been asking with increasing urgency. Solutions must include changing the way we prescribe opioids as well as better supporting recovery and reducing relapse. A plethora of programs exist that address opioid addiction recovery, but the challenge will be how … Continue reading Messaging System Helps Caregivers Keep Tabs on Growing Number of Patients with Substance Use Disorder

Creating a Holistic Approach to Patient Access

The call to improve patient “access” is often focused on improving a specific metric, whether that is increasing the number of patient appointments or decreasing lag days. While these are important metrics, access isn’t just appointments or lag days or clinic session length. Improving access requires a holistic approach to the clinic’s operations — examining multiple metrics … Continue reading Creating a Holistic Approach to Patient Access

Embedding health care in the community

“What if health systems were built around the needs and preferences of the people receiving care, not the providers?” asks Consuelo Wilkins, Executive Director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance. What if Nathan, a 34-year-old father and husband who works two jobs, could receive his health care in a place where he felt comfortable, not vulnerable, such as … Continue reading Embedding health care in the community

Lessons in Leadership: Edgar Schein — Part 1

The formal leader has to create a climate for process leadership throughout the organization. Mary Jane Kornacki, MS, interviews Edgar Schein, PhD, Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus and Professor Emeritus at MIT Sloan School of Management, recorded live at Stanford in Palo Alto, California. Part 1 of a 2-part interview. Looking for … Continue reading Lessons in Leadership: Edgar Schein — Part 1