Reimagining Community Health Systems

Employees from BD, SAP, Medtronic Foundation, and Celanese spent time this week learning about the opportunities and challenges to rolling out telehealth in Community Health Centers in Iowa. Join an existing Challenge in the Reimagine Series or sponsor your own.

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Community Health Centers Reach 30 Million Americans
The COVID-19 crisis has exposed countless systemic vulnerabilities in the United States, particularly in our healthcare institutions that provide a lifeline for underserved populations. Community Health Centers serve 30 million Americans who otherwise would not have access. These centers fill the service gaps in their communities by offering access to comprehensive care for all—regardless of age, income, or insurance status. 

How might we create telemedicine strategies to better serve our communities?
The pandemic has quickly revealed how the absence of strong digital health systems severely limits the ability of Community Health Centers from serving their communities. Now more than ever before, we are relying on digital connectivity to function as an inclusive society. At this moment in our history, we have an opportunity to design an accessible digital health system to replace our antiquated approach.

PYXERA Global is working in collaboration with NACHC on this national–level challenge. NACHC is the leading national advocacy organization supporting federally qualified community health centers and the expansion of healthcare access for the medically underserved and uninsured. In any given month, NACHC’s advocacy and policy decisions affect one-tenth of the population.  

Anchoring the second challenge, Iowa PCA is a trusted voice in healthcare among vulnerable populations. The organization supports health centers across the state, working with centers that serve more than 216,000 Iowans each year. This project will serve as a test case to develop a model for other states across the country.  Impacts here will have a ripple effect with countrywide implications. 

Challenge Timeline
Over the course of one month, several cross-corporate teams of employees will compete to bring new business models to the National Association of Community Health Centers and Iowa Primary Care Association. Employees from participating companies will collaborate virtually to apply their business acumen to better serve our communities. 

Join an existing Challenge or sponsor your own
As a corporate partner in the Reimagine Series, you will contribute to scalable solutions and the development of  a framework for the future. 


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