Cincinnati Children’s, together with our community partners, is tackling the most prevalent, challenging and burdensome pediatric health issues facing families today. Our goal is that the children of Hamilton County, Ohio, will be the healthiest in the nation. Uma Kotagal, MBBS, MSc, is the executive leader and Robert Kahn, MD, MPH, is the physician leader for community and population health.
The medical center’s strategic plan calls for the hospital to lead, advocate and collaborate to measurably improve the health of local children and reduce health disparities in targeted populations. We realize this work can be accomplished only through new approaches and collaborations with community partners. Together we will map targeted health issues across the neighborhoods we serve to better understand the causes and draw on the most effective and innovative ideas within the community to improve health.
Our approach is to use the IHI triple aim model, which provides a framework for how communities and providers can work together for healthcare improvement. The model examines population health and cost and experience of care. It also provides a theory of change that is focused on using improvement science methodology.
The Anderson Center partners with the community health teams and their partners. Resources include project management, expertise in measurement and mapping, quality improvement coaching and education and community engagement activities.