As part of the publication’s series on healthy communities, US News and World Report cover the untraditional approaches many providers are now taking to support outcome-based care and reduce healthcare costs. “As rising health costs strain communities and institutions, improving population health has become a focal point for health professionals who say simply treating patients in the doctor's office doesn't cut it anymore.”
This type of thinking requires a major shift for many providers, networks, and payers around the country, as value-based care means more coordination and consideration of patients daily lives. The article notes that it is a long process for many, which is exacerbated by the uncertainty around healthcare reform.
Addressing the unique social determinants of health for each region of Delaware is a top priority for the Delaware Center for Health Innovation (DCHI). Specifically, the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative is a collaborative approach to community health, involving stakeholders from statewide governments, local health systems, community organizations, insurers, and area employers. The goal of the committee is to implement sustainable interventions/programming to encourage healthier lifestyles and improve the quality of life for every Delawarean. To learn more, visit us at https://www.dehealthinnovation.org/.
Articles posted do not reflect the views or opinion of DCHI, but are meant to foster meaningful discussion about the opportunities and challenges driving healthcare reform.