registration for EDRA 50 Brooklyn conference
Subject/Background: For many years, placemaking trends explored concepts with achieving livable cities. In parallel, healthcare systems have been exploring how to reach out to the community they serve. Challenges include a) overcoming inequity in healthcare access; b) motivating population in healthy living, c) determining ROI on strategies, and d) achieving reduction in healthcare costs.
Drivers: The drivers in “livable city” concepts stem from civic interest in attracting and retaining residents and businesses to fuel economic development. The drivers for healthcare institutions are responding to changes in healthcare reimbursement (moving from fee for service to a proactive care model). The goal is improved community health and avoiding development of costly chronic illnesses.
The Solutions: This workshop would explore providing community health from three separate perspectives, first - the healthcare provider, addressing changes in reimbursement; second is community leadership – the growth of “livable city” concepts and lastly from the perspective of non-traditional Healthcare providers ( such as the YMCA and Amazon) entering the reimbursable healthcare market.
Summary: This workshop is the convergence of theory on population health management and of “livable cities” initiatives. Identifying two parallel/separate approaches, we are merging these two ideas along with overlaying the growing presence of non-traditional healthcare providers (the YMCA and retailers) in providing healthcare services. The significance is generating discussion exploring how healthcare providers, civic leadership and non-traditional providers can coordinate community health goals, providing effective wellness opportunities and reduction in healthcare costs.
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Overview of drivers motivating Healthcare provider, civic/community leadership and non-traditional healthcare providers to initiate community health programs. 2. Describe public health strategies that may have common implementation strategies for the healthcare provider, community and non-traditional providers. 3. Explore recent case studies and theory of implemented programs designed for community health benefit, both at a micro level (the provider) and at a macro level (the community). 4. Discuss future programs and approaches that civic communities, healthcare providers and non-traditional healthcare providers may employ to achieve a more comprehensive wellness strategy.
Douglas King, Jingfen Guo, Andrew Irvine
Environmental Design Research Association