Public Health Outcomes

 

The Problem

The reliance upon municipal health departments to deliver mandatory health services is mostly publicly grant funded and vulnerable to unattained outcomes. Administrative costs to deliver health services are high, reduced city revenues can compromise adequate delivery of health services and people find themselves at risk for not getting the services they need to maintain or optimize their health.

The Solution

The development of a non-profit social enterprise to partner with a city’s health department for certain public health services. The unique partnership is defined by entrepreneurship, corporate, academic and community alliances with a mission to increase outcomes and quality of service delivery for the people of its city. This enterprise attracts world-class talent, interests innovators, appeals to private and community based philanthropy and engages its citizenry to better health solutions.

The Impact

Most critical health issues within urban environments are preventable or can be reduced at rates greater than reported. The first year of the social enterprise increased public health outcomes by 153% and reduced administrative costs by $5,000,000. Two historically challenging public health issues of infant mortality rates and excessive mortality that illustrates ones zip code is a greater predictability of your life span than one’s own genetics, have been tackled through innovation and interventions are being tested.