Redefining American Healthcare Award recognizes broad impact of the work of the institute and its members
For more than 10 years, IHPI and its ever-growing membership of University of Michigan faculty have worked to improve American health care and health policy through a broad range of health services research and innovative initiatives.
Now, IHPI's achievements have been recognized by the Healthcare Leadership Council, with its Redefining American Healthcare Award. The council is a coalition of chief executives of the nation’s leading healthcare companies and institutions.
Representatives from the council presented the award to IHPI director John Z. Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P. and staff on Friday, Nov. 3 at the annual meeting of IHPI's National Advisory Board.
Pictured at the event are members of the IHPI National Advisory Board, the Institute Leadership Team, IHPI staff, and leaders from the Healthcare Leadership Council.
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and NAB member Joneigh Khaldun, M.D., M.P.H., of CVS Health added their praise in remarks about the impact IHPI and its members have had.
“The sheer volume of research being completed at IHPI is impressive enough,” said Debbie Witchey, HLC’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “However, the emphasis on procuring data around aging, Medicare, Medicaid, health equity, behavioral health and so much more, provides an avenue of informing both healthcare delivery providers as well as legislators where improvements can be made. We see the incredible impact of their work and anticipate even more applications of the incoming data as time goes on.”
The award recognize best practices and programs in communities and organizations across the nation that optimize care for vulnerable patients. Award recipients are organizations developing and activating cost-effective, measurable community programs promoting a patient-centered approach to care that considers outside social factors to achieve the best outcomes.