Sustainable Health Communities, LLC (SHC) is a pioneering health care information company. SHC continuously measures population health to provide the critical intelligence that supports health care delivery and finance systems, innovators, researchers, and policy-makers, as well as patients, their care-giving family members and community advocates.
Policy, care delivery and innovation must be framed and measured in light of their impact on future generations. Similarly, disparities in health outcomes are increasingly understood as the result of patient-level, system-level, environmental- and social-level factors at the community level.
SHC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF). NMQF founded SHC to develop a suite of pioneering products and services that report on trends and patterns in population health whose discernment can help to promote community well-being. Our business model is not only to report on patterns of preventable events (disease, hospitalizations, medical errors, disabilities or deaths) as indicators on aspects of the financing and delivery system that may be failing, but also to capture the community context for such outcomes, and generate solutions that can guide the systematic, expeditious discovery and distribution of medical care to improve the quality of life and promote longevity for diverse populations in a timely and cost efficient manner.
Implementation of innovative and participatory advisory group meetings that bring the best health care minds and innovators together with community leaders to guide data selection, analysis, and use.
Acquisition and analysis of a wide range of data sources and types, including those from national surveys, the U.S. Census, claims data from Medicare, Medicaid, and other payers, clinical trial and registry sources, provider databases, and other databases that can address environmental, political, and social factors.
Customized and actionable indices revealing the distribution of health outcomes by geographic location, patient characteristics (including race, ethnicity, gender, primary language, and socio-economic status), provider and treatment access and utilization, and other relevant social and environmental determinants of health.
Research reports—in the form of confidential white papers, journal publications, and powerpoint presentation sides—summarizing health index data as well as hypothesis-testing correlates of health outcomes and quality measures.
Standard health maps for the most costly conditions, with customizable communication tools for the public, patients, advocates, community leaders, policy-makers, and health care providers and systems.
The engagement of clinicians and patients in research studies, expanding the representation of diverse populations in knowledge-generating studies and shortening the time it takes for new treatments to reach all patients in need.
Through the power of data analytics, research, and communications—in collaboration with community leaders, innovators, health care systems, providers, and top researchers—SCH will fulfill its promise of advancing health for all: Every Life. Every Day.
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