Using scalable technology and relevant health education, the Foundation aims to increasing health engagement and health behaviors in communities most affected by health disparities
CINCINNATI, November 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — PatientPoint® today announced the launch of the PatientPoint Foundation, an innovative 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to advancing health empowerment for all through the intersection of relevant health education, cutting-edge technology and human relations. The Foundation—catalyzed and inspired by PatientPoint’s mantra and 35-year legacy of improving every physician-patient interaction®—seeks to reach people in high-priority communities most affected by health care disparities and change dynamics to ultimately improve ANY community health engagement.
The PatientPoint Foundation will use a community-based strategy to address preventable disease and suffering for those driven by strong negative social determinants of health. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental health will be given special attention. To achieve its goal, the Foundation will introduce relevant health education and interactive technology in non-traditional community settings as well as traditional clinical settings designed to empower people to build health literacy and healthy behaviors.
“The PatientPoint Foundation represents a bold new approach to achieving health equity by bringing industry-leading health education and technology to communities that need them at a meaningful scale,” said the board chairman Mike Collette. “Thus, the Foundation is building on PatientPoint’s vision to make everyone in “improving every doctor-patient interaction” true to everything people,” said Collette, also founder and CEO of PatientPoint.
The Foundation’s unique and integrated approach will deliver a new model for empowering people and impacting lives through:
- Using the voice of the community
- Breaking down barriers related to health
- Connecting high-priority communities with proven technologies and health education
- Empowering people to increase health engagement and health behaviors
- Leveraging best-in-class data analytics and performance analytics
Foundation programming will begin in leading communities in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohiowith a long-term goal of national expansion.
“Through a powerful combination of proximity, connection, trust and highly scalable technology, our innovative model confronts healthcare disparities at their root cause at the community level,” said PatientPoint Foundation CEO Dennis Ferguson. “Partnering with trusted community members to improve healthy travel for all people – combined with a rigorous approach to analyzing performance and outcomes – will enable us to achieve unprecedented results.”
PatientPoint Foundation’s fund development strategy will include corporate donations, sponsorships and grants, as well as individual and private donations. The foundation’s board of directors includes executives from Fortune 500 companies such as Cintas and Procter & Gamble.
“The PatientPoint Foundation’s approach to achieving healthcare equity is a paradigm shift and serves as a call to action for funders and corporations to support innovative outcomes-based approaches,” said PatientPoint Foundation Board Member and Chief Information Officer of Procter & Gamble Global Beauty Care Damon Frost. “As CIO, I am energized by the promise of using technology and digital to reach people in high-need communities to drive movement and better health for all.”
PatientPoint® is on a patient engagement platform for every point of care. Our innovative, technology-based solutions create more effective physician-patient interactions and deliver high value for patients, providers and healthcare sponsors. Through our almost 140 k unique relationships with healthcare providers, PatientPoint solutions impact approximately 750 million patient visits each year, furthering our mission to make every physician-patient interaction better®. Learn more at patientpoint.com.
About the PatientPoint Foundation
The PatientPoint Foundation is a 501(c)3 national public charity that is changing the game in how we approach health disparities. We take the core principles of community work – proximity, relationship building and trust – and combine them with a cutting-edge health empowerment platform and best-in-class data analytics to address the gaps and inequalities that have a negative impact on communities across the country. Our goal is to be a catalyst for health empowerment for all. Learn more at patientpointfdn.org.