Over the past 50 years, the dominant health needs in America have shifted to chronic disease such as diabetes, asthma, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and heart conditions. As the principle cause of disability, chronic disease is responsible for 78% of our health care expenditures.
Increasingly, on-going care takes place outside of a hospital--often in the home or community setting. This change requires a basic transformation as to how care is given, where care is given, who provides it, and the role of patients or individuals in managing their overall health and well-being. We must find ways to prevent these and other chronic conditions, catch them much earlier and help address patient self care and prevention.
We believe that today’s health care and social services need to change in fundamental ways. This requires new strategies and high-impact innovations. We seek to design, develop, manage and pilot new programs that will serve as replicable models of care. Together with community-based organizations and public and private funders, we work to create these fundamental systemic change.
Hospitals, health care systems, providers, funders, and community-based organizations partner with us to develop solutions that improve health and social services for individuals, families, and their communities.
New ways of delivering care are designed, tested and evaluated that intervene before acute disease becomes apparent and empowers patients to play a more pro-active role in their and their families’ health.
The changes that improve individuals' health, independence and quality of life immediately and lessen the burden on the health care system as a whole. Our findings are disseminated among professionals nationwide.
If you are interested in joining with us to "change the shape of health care" please call June Simmons, CEO, at 818.837.3775 ext 101