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Population Health strategies cannot succeed without understanding the diverse needs of the patients being served or the unique conditions in which they live and work.

Innovations to Advance Health Equity

 

Even though the US spends more on healthcare than any other country, the quality of healthcare outcomes does not reflect this investment.  In fact, the US ranks last among 11 nations studied by the Common Wealth Fund.  A large part of our poor performance is found in healthcare disparities for the poor and for diverse patient populations. The need for culturally competent healthcare teams, engaged patients and communities and new ways of funding upstream  interventions that promote health is unprecedented. Impact4Health is a multidisciplinary team of community psychologists, public health researchers, physicians and health educators who promote health equity.  We do this work  in partnership with hospitals, public health departments, and healthcare insurance providers. We use a number of strategies that include training in cross-cultural health, inclusive leadership, and implementing the Inclusion Scorecard for Population Health. Impact4Health is also a leader in the development of health related Pay For Success initiatives to address asthma related emergencies for children living in vulnerable communities.

Population Health and Health Equity

Population Health and Health Equity

Professional Development for Cultural Competency

Professional Development for Cultural Competency

With the growing interest in integrated and coordinated health services--often called “whole person care”--the demands on health leaders and intact medical teams has grown exponentially.  Inclusive leadership skills, cross-cultural effectiveness, collaboration and communication skills are fundamental to achieving the quality health outcomes. Learn more...

 

 

 

Fee for service is out. Value based care is in.  Value in healthcare is now defined by the Triple Aim mandate: getting the right care, at the right time/place, for the best price. This transformation to population health has brought greater attention to improving financial accountability for the cost of care and achieving quality outcomes.  But one of the underlying drivers of cost is understanding how best to address the growing diversity of the most high risk patients and their unique needs and expectations that influence coordination of care, patient satisfaction, and compliance. Learn more...

Pay for Success

Pay for Success

Community and Stakeholder Engagement

Community and Stakeholder Engagement

Hospitals and health systems are increasingly reaching out to local communities in order to engage in making sure vulnerable populations receive the care they need.  They also are looking to faith based organizations, nonprofits and public health agencies to partner in strategic initiatives.  Community Advisory Groups and local task forces can serve to inform senior executives about the residents who have unique needs to address. Learn more...

In order to fund programs and services that address the upstream, social determinants of health, innovative funding strategies that combine community benefit dollars, impact investors and traditional philanthropy are needed. Impact4Health has lead pioneering work in Alameda County’s Pay for Success Asthma Initiative. Learn more...