The journey toward upstream care starts with a single step. Then one more. And one more.
We’re making those concrete steps the center of our work at HealthBegins these days. Because we know the challenge we all face is no longer about convincing our colleagues that upstream care matters — it’s knowing how to make it happen.
So this month we’re launching two exciting new initiatives to support you in making those first, essential strides.
First, we’ve begun a collaboration with our friends at Healthify, a company that connects healthcare systems with ready-made databases of local service providers, plus tools for tracking referrals. Working together with Healthify, we can help you embark even better equipped.
Second, we’ve debuted Upstreamists in Action, a series on our blog that profiles pioneering upstreamists. This is where we celebrate your successes, from the minute to the momentous. The series kicks off today with a spotlight on Dr. Jennifer Sayles, chief medical officer at Inland Empire Health Plan, who is redefining the role a health plan can play in meeting patients’ social needs.
Just watch and you’ll see: As the series unfolds, our Upstreamists in Action will prove that the journey upstream is approachable and attainable, and that every little step is worth making.