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The 100 Million Healthier Lives Change Library is Coming to Community Commons

Starting July 2020, the 100 Million Healthier Lives Change Library will have a new permanent home on Community Commons.


100 Million Healthier Lives (100MLives) is partnering with Community Commons to create a permanent home for the Change Library.  Over the next few months, existing content will be migrated, and new bright spots, tools, and stories will be submitted to Community Commons starting July 2020.


This collaboration means users will be able to do the following on Community Commons:

  1. Access the full Change Library through communitycommons.org;

  2. Get inspired by stories of community transformation from 100MLives members; and

  3. Find bright spots and tools to help you implement evidence-based practices, policies, and programs


What is the 100MLives Change Library?

The 100MLives Change Library is a practical, searchable, peer-reviewed implementation library that helps change-makers by sharing things that work--and things that don’t work--to improve health, well-being, and equity for people and communities. It comprises bright-spots, stories, and tools shared by 100MLives members from across the world. Unlike a traditional journal, Change Library submissions focus on implementation details: How long did the work take? In what context was it used? What details do you need to use this resource? 


You can find the following in the Change Library:

  • Bright Spots that share specific practices, policies, or programs that have demonstrated significant, meaningful, measurable improvement. They may be early successes related to something that has worked well in a community or organization.

  • Stories that describe the journey of a person, organization, coalition, or community. These include stories of personal transformation; stories that offer insight into the journey to health, well-being, and equity; or stories about a “fail forward” moment—one where a mistake or failure led to significant growth and learning.

  • Tools, toolkits, guidelines/recommendations, websites, applications (apps), articles, reports, books and other resources to help implement change work.


What is 100MLives?

100MLives is an unprecedented collaboration of change agents across sectors pursuing an unprecedented result: 100 million people living healthier lives by 2020. 100MLives is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and convened by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to fundamentally transform the way the world thinks and acts to build a Culture of Health.


Together, 100MLives members are creating solutions to the most intractable challenges that stand in the way of achieving health, well-being and equity across the globe. In the five-plus years since 100MLives launched, they have changed the world in meaningful ways, working together--with kids, veterans and elders--on topics such as nutrition, mental health, education, homelessness, and many more. This movement will mark its successful end on December 31, 2020. 


Follow 100 Million Healthier Lives on Twitter @100MLives and Facebook @100mlives.



Stay tuned for updates

We at Community Commons believe community improvement takes all of us, and that the most innovative, sustainable strategies come from those on the frontlines. That’s why we are so excited to partner with 100 Million Healthier Lives to harness our collective strength for the common good. 


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