Health Equity can only be achieved if underserved patients and communities have access to the highest quality care, including preventive health care and vaccines, maternal health care, family planning, food insecurity screening and relief, behavioral health services, and assistance accessing additional social services. Vulnerable patients also need health professionals who practice compassion, inclusivity, and competency toward unique and diverse populations.
Over the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified existing gaps in the system, while social and racial injustice and inequity have been brought to the forefront of public service. The Innovation Fund will support pilot projects and unique initiatives designed to better meet the needs of vulnerable populations, technological updates aimed at more efficient delivery of services, and sustainable business models.
Recent successful Adagio Health pilot projects and new programs include:
Adagio Health completed a strategic visioning process in 2020, resulting in a 2025 Aspiration and several strategies to achieve organizational goals. The organization’s 2025 Aspiration states: “Adagio Health’s menu of services and geographic footprint will have grown significantly because of its effective, financially sustainable and malleable model for delivering exceptional health and wellness services to diverse populations in under-resourced communities.”
The proposed project directly aligns with Adagio Health’s current strategic plan to:
Adagio Health’s Innovation Fund will allow for continued momentum and flexibility as the organization pilots new projects and initiatives aimed at reducing health inequities; expanding services and capacity; and creating new streams of revenue that will help to further ensure long-term organizational sustainability.
Potential projects include:
Projects will be developed, piloted and evaluated based on metrics such as client participation and feedback, patient growth, quantity and quality of community partnerships, and fee-for-service revenue streams.