IEHP Leads First Inter-County Community Health Assessment
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA., March 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — To support vibrant health in the region, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is leading the Inland Empire’s first cross-county, cross-sector Community Health Assessment (CHA) this year. The assessment will highlight the region’s most pressing health and social needs: mental health, homelessness, health equity and more.
Using a collaborative approach, IEHP brings together network hospitals, county public health departments, academic institutions, and community organizations to better coordinate ongoing regional health assessment efforts. The health plan will also provide sponsorship and recourse to ensure that the collaborative assessment meets the needs of partners. Historically, CHAs have paved the way for large-scale policy and systemic change to promote community health.
“The initiative will better align current member and community assessments, including those conducted by our public health and hospital partners,” said Dr. Priya Batra, IEHP Senior Medical Director for Family and Community Health. “By working together, we can identify the gaps and efforts needed to contribute and move the region forward on a common path to vibrant health.”
The IEHP Community Health Collaborative Assessment is currently underway and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
“As a community health plan, it is our duty to connect members to the care they need, as well as to connect our partners to the resources needed, all to ensure that our members and communities have the opportunity to improve their health and well-being,” said Dr. Takashi Wada. “We look forward to working with stakeholders in our region to identify the priorities that matter most to our communities.”
With a mission to heal and inspire the human spirit, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is one of the top 10 Medicaid health plans and the nation’s largest nonprofit Medicare-Medicaid plan. In his 25and year, the IEHP accompanies more than 1.5 million inhabitants in Riverside and Saint Bernardine counties that are enrolled in Medicaid or Cal MediConnect plans and has a growing network of more than 7,300 providers and nearly 2,500 team members. Through dynamic partnerships with providers and community organizations, coupled with award-winning service and a tradition of quality care, IEHP is fully committed to its vision: We will not rest until our communities enjoy optimal care and vibrant health. For more information, visit iehp.org.
SOURCE Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP)