Health Care Innovation Awards: Arizona

Notes and Disclaimers:

  • Projects shown may also have operated in other states (see the Geographic Reach)
  • Descriptions and project data (e.g. gross savings estimates, population served, etc.) are 3 year estimates provided by each organization and are based on budget submissions required by the Health Care Innovation Awards application process.
  • While all projects were expected to produce cost savings beyond the 3 year grant award, some may not achieve net cost savings until after the initial 3-year period due to start-up-costs, change in care patterns and intervention effect on health status.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (YMCA OF THE USA)

Project Title: "Delivery on the promise of diabetes prevention programs"
Geographic Reach: Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Texas
Funding Amount: $11,885,134
Estimated 3-Year Savings: $4,273,807

Summary: The National Council of Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America (Y-USA), in partnership with 17 local Ys currently delivering the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, and 7 other leading national non-profit organizations focused on health and medicine, is serving prediabetic Medicare beneficiaries in 17 communities across 8 states in the U.S. The intervention delivers community-based diabetes prevention through a nationally-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change program, coordinated and taught by trained YMCA Lifestyle Coaches. The goal is to prevent the progression of prediabetes to diabetes, which will improve health and decrease costs associated with complications of diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension. The investments made by this grant are expected to generate cost savings beyond the three year grant period. Over a three-year period, Y-USA and its partners will train an estimated 1500 workers and create an estimated eight jobs. The new jobs will include communication specialists, a program manager, a grant administrator, a workforce development manager, data specialists, training specialists, and administrative coordinator.

PACIFIC BUSINESS GROUP ON HEALTH

Project Title: “Intensive outpatient care program”
Geographic Reach: Arizona, California, Washington
Funding Amount: $19,139,861
Estimated 3-Year Savings: $25,280,570

Summary: The Pacific Business Group on Health received its award to partner with provider groups in Arizona, California and Washington for the Intensive Outpatient Care Program (IOCP). Care managers embedded in primary care practices provide psychosocial and medical support for 27,000 predicted high-risk patients with chronic illness. The program aims to improve patient experience and clinical outcomes, reduce avoidable emergency room visits and hospitalizations, and spread best practices across a wide network of partners and, ultimately, other providers. Over a three-year period, Pacific Business Group on Health’s program will train over 410 people to spread best practices across a wide network, while creating an estimated 211 jobs for Care Coordinators and project staff.

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