Organizations across the nation break down barriers entrenched in our health care system. With boundless passion and limited resources, they increase access to care, implement innovative ways to deliver high-quality care at affordable prices, and, day in and day out, fight to keep all of us healthy.
During these chats, we will talk with one of these Change Agents about the exciting work they are doing to create a better health system for us all.
Change Agent Chat Episode 34 – Melissa Memorial Hospital
Melissa Memorial Hospital used a CO APCD Outmigration Report to understand where patients were going for care and what services they were seeking. They then compared the data with the Community Health Needs Assessment and a market share study to determine how to expand their services. During this Chat, we learn what insights the report … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 34 – Melissa Memorial Hospital →
Change Agent Chat Episode 33 – Peterson Center on Healthcare
In this Chat, Ana English, CIVHC’s President and CEO, is speaking with Jay Want, MD, CIVHC’s former Chief Medical Officer, about the first year in his new role as Executive Director of the Peterson Center on Healthcare. The Peterson Center on Healthcare is a non-profit organization dedicated to making higher quality, more affordable healthcare a … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 33 – Peterson Center on Healthcare →
Change Agent Chat Episode 32 – Coalition for Sepsis Survival
The Coalition for Sepsis Survival (C4SS) is a nonprofit organization committed to encouraging early recognition and effective treatment of sepsis and decreasing mortality rates through partnerships focused on public awareness and support to hospitals. C4SS used CO APCD data to help increase the quality of inpatient care while lowering costs by investigating the correlation between … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 32 – Coalition for Sepsis Survival →
Change Agent Chat Episode 31 – Aurora Health Access
Historically, those with more resources have better care, and therefore better health. Aurora Health Access is working to circumvent these factors and ensure that all members of the community have access to health care, regardless of economic standing. During this Chat, we learn what programs are in place to address population needs and the outcomes … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 31 – Aurora Health Access →
Change Agent Chat Episode 30 – Project Angel Heart
Evidence indicates that malnutrition puts chronically ill patients at increased risk for complications and that improved nutrition can improve health outcomes. Yet, there is a lack of literature examining the impact of home-delivered meals on chronically-ill individuals. Project Angel Heart used CO APCD data to study the quantifiable impact that customized home-delivered meals have on … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 30 – Project Angel Heart →
Change Agent Chat Episode 29 – Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment
As part of their participation in a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment was required to report upon the proportion of adults with diabetes who filled a diabetes prescription, and took their medications as prescribed. They enlisted researchers from the University of Colorado, … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 29 – Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment →