United Health Foundation Partnership: Innovation Learning Laboratory for Population Health
United Health Foundation was established by UnitedHealth Group in 1999 as a not-for-profit, private foundation dedicated to improving health and health care. To date, United Health Foundation has committed nearly $315 million to programs and communities around the world.
In April 2015, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) announced receipt of $200,000 in a planning grant, as well as an additional $400,000 grant from United Health Foundation, and a $600,000 grant totaling in $1.2 million. The grant has helped enhance the institution’s patient-centered medical home, where doctors and community health workers to bring overall improved healthcare to the community.
The purpose of the Innovation Learning Laboratory for Population Health is to design and implement demonstration projects that generate innovative technology-driven healthcare models and fuel teaching and learning for population health improvement. Located within the Department of Family Medicine, this laboratory serves three purposes:
- Identify, design, develop, demonstrate and disseminate innovative models of health care improvement
- Study and foster population health through patient, community, consumer and provider engagement
- Prepare 21st century healthcare leaders/workers - including training for students, community, faculty and providers
The Innovation Learning Laboratory for Population Health is designed to enhance service, research, teaching and learning to improve abilities of the global health work force, patient care and community and population health outcomes. The laboratory specifically utilizes data/shared data for improvement of local community's (including residents, community based organizations, health systems, small practices, urban planners, government entities) capacity to plan, monitor, and evaluate for community/population health improvement.
Arletha W. Livingston, PhD, MPH, MBA
Highlights & Outcomes
- Patient-Centered Medical Home Neighborhood (PCMHN) metrics
- Shared healthcare savings
- Dashboard created to monitor/track patients
- Scaling care coordination with Accountable Care Organization (ACO)
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