2014 Clinton Health Matters Initiative Commitments
Welcome to our newest strategic partners whose commitments were announced at this week's Health Matters Conference!
Welcome to our newest strategic partners whose commitments were announced at this week's Health Matters Conference!
Ace Hotels is a strategic partner with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, Tumblr and Jawbone in a health-based codeathon series helping to disrupt an unhealthy environment that normally surrounds hackathons. By crafting a program that adheres to the eight hour work day, complete with exercise breaks, time away from the computer, healthy snacks (nuts, fruit, yogurt) and education, Ace Hotels has set a new example of how hackathons can be redefined for a healthy and more effective experience.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation will expand its work to increase access to healthier foods and physical activity in out-of-school time environments. More than 15 percent of American youth are involved in afterschool programs and millions more engaged in summer camps, community centers and faith-based organizations. Through the expansion, the Alliance’s Healthy Out-of-School Time work will grow to reach nearly 4 million young people in more than 4,300 out-of-school time sites.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) commits to implementing outcome-based community programs in communities targeted to high-risk populations (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, vulnerable, and underserved populations) in 2014 in an effort to improve outcomes for people with diabetes and prediabetes. To that end, the ADA will expand into four new communities (Valdosta, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; Birmingham, Alabama; and Columbia, South Carolina) in the “Diabetes Belt” located in the southern U.S. and advance its community-based programs to the second phase of implementation in three Clinton Health Matters lnitiative communities (the Coachella Valley in California, Central Arkansas, and Northeast Florida).
AmpleHarvest.org’s commitment consists of two complementary efforts. The first will establish GleaningHarvest.org, a digital platform that will connect large-scale agricultural growers with gleaning organizations using a model similar to that of AmpleHarvest.org’s existing work with weekend farmers and food pantries. The second effort will consist of the development of the Community Nourishment lmpact program, a nutrition-based metric that will allow donors and receivers of food donations to quantify their gifts based on nutrition-based characteristics rather than on volume or quantity.
The Aspen Institute is working in partnership with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMl) to demonstrate the benefits of youth participation in sports to community health by supporting efforts at the national level to expand proficiency in the athlete development model. Launched in April 2013 by the Aspen Institute, the Project Play initiative convenes thought leaders from the realms of sports, medicine, media, business innovation, government and philanthropy in roundtables and other venues where dialogue is advanced and breakthrough strategies can be shared, shaped and scaled. Through Project Play, the Aspen Institute reaches across the disjointed landscape of sports to connect silos through dialogue and identify opportunities for scalable change. The Aspen Institute is working in partnership with CHMl to demonstrate the benefits of youth participation in sports to community health by supporting efforts at the national level to expand proficiency in the athlete development model.
CARE Las Vegas will work to improve the health of Nevadans by utilizing its team of health care and insurance professionals to create and run educational programs teaching individuals about healthy living, titled “Get Insured & Live HeaIthy.” In addition, CARE Las Vegas will assist those looking to sign up for health insurance, including on Nevada’s Silver State Health Insurance Exchange website.
Saddleback Church’s Local P.E.A.C.E Ministry and The Daniel Plan will create a wrap-around service destination for adults in Orange County, California, who lack sufficient resources to maintain their health. Specifically, The Daniel PIan’s medical clinic will inclusively care for all vulnerable adults, regardless of whether they are insured, uninsured, or without resources.
Desert Health will create a promotional marketing campaign to generate awareness of the Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM) Clinic and its needs. The multi-tiered campaign has five primary goals; double the number of doctors who volunteer from approximately 20 to 40; double the number of monthly patient visits from approximately 500 to 1000; secure enough volunteer staff to enable the clinic to be open to patients Monday — Saturday; establish regular educational classes provided by other health care professionals including nutritionists, physical therapist, licensed naturopathic doctors, etc. (as approved by CVVIM); and increase awareness of the clinic and its services to both the medical community and those needing services. Desert Health will cover all expenses or will get them underwritten as possible and approved by CVVIM. This addresses an area identified as high-need in the Clinton Health Matters Initiative Coachella Valley Blueprint for Action.
Desert Regional Medical Center and Desert AIDS Project have committed a total of $5 million to support the “Get Tested Coachella Valley Initiative,” one of the Bold Steps under the Clinton Health Matters Initiative Blueprint for Action. This Initiative aims to test every Coachella Valley resident over the age of 12 for HIV (per the CDC recommendations) and to educate physicians on how to have the testing discussion with their patients, how to bill for the test and how to connect a positive patient into care. Additionally, there will be rapid testing sites established throughout the valley. Patients who test positive will be connected with a health navigator to ensure the first steps in their care are coordinated and supported. This addresses an area identified as high-need in the Clinton Health Matters Initiative Coachella Valley Blueprint for Action.
The Desert Healthcare Foundation will develop a community health portal that will serve the entire Coachella Valley and residents of all ages. An independent Health Portal Editorial Board will determine portal content; a Health Portal Operations Team will help guide delivery of content and engagement of the community; a full-time Health Portal Editor will manage daily operations including managing social engagement, blogs, forums, community conversations, and developing Health Portal Partner content including calendars, outreach and education. This portal will serve the entire Coachella Valley and benefit all residents of all ages and will serve as a central education and information source identified as high-need in the Clinton Health Matters Initiative Coachella Valley Blueprint for Action.
Eisenhower Medical Center, in partnership with the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, will fund and hire a full-time employee to oversee outreach efforts in the Coachella Valley. The two centers will work with the largest school districts in the valley to prevent substance abuse and its negative consequences for all affected populations. This addresses an area identified as high-need in the Clinton Health Matters Initiative Coachella Valley Blueprint for Action.
Facebook, the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI), and the Jed Foundation are launching a co-branded guide for college students to help students identify the warning signs via social media of suicide and provide tips for how to help a friend in need. The guide will be available across multiple Facebook channels and distributed by each organization. They will also help co-host a town hall on college campuses in partnership with CHMI and the Jed Foundation to raise awareness of mental and emotional health issues. They will help to broadcast the townhall via live viewing parties, webcasts on their site and more.
The Freedom Team, an interdisciplinary group of professionals, will reduce obesity among African-American women by holding multiple series of seminars called “CircIes.” Members of a Circle will follow a seven-week curriculum-based intervention called “What Will Set You Free,” which will empower them to make healthy, conscious choices and implement self-care practices. Members will also be given roles in supporting the functions of their Circle, creating accountability while expanding skill sets.
The Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine will launch a movement to promote sleep health through a multi-faceted campaign called “ReCharge America — Sleep Matters.” Recharge America will work to improve standards for corporate sleep health policies across the country to change corporate culture, safety, and health in order to improve employee wellness and productivity.
The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) will collaborate with CHMI on a sustained program of engagement with external organizations on the issue of employee population health. HERO will utilize its in-process environmental scan and assessment to identify intervention opportunities to improve the well-being of different employee populations.
Humana Inc. commits to a partnership with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) where together we will make a mutually-selected community 20 percent healthier by 2020. Our efforts will focus on making it easy for people living with chronic conditions to achieve their best health. These efforts will include addressing community-wide barriers to health, helping individuals make healthy lifestyle choices, providing health education and other initiatives that reach beyond traditional healthcare. Together, Humana and CHMI will convene key community stakeholders and other strategic partners to develop a focused health action plan that builds upon existing community efforts while leveraging innovative approaches and technologies to improve health outcomes.
Jawbone is a founding strategic partner with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative and Ace Hotel in the health-based codeathon series helping to disrupt an unhealthy environment that normally surrounds hackathons. Teams of developers and designers created dozens of solutions focused on sleep, stress, nutrition and physical activity to help Americans lead healthier lives.
The Jed Foundation, in partnership with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) will launch a comprehensive program aimed at making college campuses safer and healthier environments by building their capacity to support the mental and emotional health needs of their students. The Jed Foundation and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program expands on the Jed Foundation’s current program to include an updated assessment and evaluation tool with technical assistance for college campuses nationwide that goes beyond its current focus on mental health to include policies and programs related to substance abuse and general well-being. The Jed Foundation has over 12 years of experience working on college campuses around emotional health and well-being, and CHMI looks forward to leveraging its experience in this space to promote well-being and mental health, reduce prescription drug misuse and prevent suicides among 18-26 year olds. The partnership will also raise awareness of these issues with collaborations with MTV and Facebook that will elevate the conversation on helping young people who are the most likely to be at risk of suffering from emotional or mental distress and substance abuse.
The JFK Hospital is committed to addressing the needs of the central and east Coachella Valley residents through physician recruitment efforts. Primary care physicians, including pediatricians, family practice, internal medicine and OB/GYN, will be recruited and redirected to the Coachella Valley by the JFK Hospital through income assistance agreements. The hospital will coordinate its recruiting efforts with local provider partners, existing group practices, FQHC clinics, urgent care centers, and the Tenet Foundation. The JFK Hospital will work with the local partners mentioned above with a goal to recruit a minimum of two providers per calendar year (up to five per year at maximum) under the relocation assistance model. Based on new graduates, the physicians will likely start in summer 2014. This addresses an area identified as high need in the Clinton Health Matters Initiative Coachella Valley Blueprint for Action.
The John S. and James Knight Foundation will provide winners of its health-focused news challenge a share of $5 million in funding and support to advance their ideas. This year’s competition challenged participants to take abstract concepts related to health and make them tangible, relevant and useful to real live humans in our communities. The winning innovations from this challenge will be used to support the Clinton Health Matters Initiative’s national and community programs.
The Joslin Diabetes Center will leverage its research center and its network of diabetes treatment centers nationwide to assist CHMI in identifying scalable diabetes prevention and treatment programs.
M3 Information, known for its M3 Clinician program (which can effectively screen individuals for mental disorders), will make its resources and software available for use by the Clinton Foundation and its Clinton Health Matters Initiative for research-oriented care improvement efforts. M3 also aims to utilize this software to measure the comorbidity of mental health in specific populations, such as students and veterans.
MTV commits to working together with The Jed Foundation, with strategic support from the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI), to help college students navigate the emerging issue of prescription drug abuse. As part of the Half of Us campaign on its mtvU station, MTV will leverage the power of real stories to illuminate the unintended consequences of prescription drug misuse and help college students who are overwhelmed and stressed realize there are better ways to deal with the pressure. The campaign will come to life through video segments featuring real college students from across the country candidly sharing their stories about prescription drug use on campus. These videos will air nationally on mtvU and will also be available online at www.haIfofus.com, accompanied by a comprehensive, custom resource center. Through our ongoing partnership with The Jed Foundation, along with strategic support from CHMI, we will be to reach a broader audience and drive greater impact.
NantHeaIth and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) will partner together to improve domestic health at the population level through collaboration on two relevant issues — standardization of digital medical records and employee population health. For the former, NantHeaIth will deploy its Intelligent Clinical Operating System in two CHMI communities — Central Arkansas and the Coachella Valley. Within each community, NantHeaIth will provide the technical resources, clinical expertise, and philanthropic support to implement the ICOS and establish a uniform digital standard of health communication. For the latter, the partnership will work with other organizations to multi-year plans on improving the health and wellness of individual employees and communities. The partnership will encourage adoption of a comprehensive package of well-being practices by large and medium-sized employers to improve employee health and care.
The National Community Renaissance (National CORE) will continue its work in the Coachella Valley to bring affordable housing to the area. Since 1996, National CORE has invested more than $10 million in development, construction, and property management services that have contributed to the health and wellness of residents, as well as those in surrounding neighborhoods. National CORE will support the Clinton Health Matters Initiative’s continued efforts to improve health and wellness in the region.
Nike will continue its partnership with the Aspen Institute, CHMI, and ESPN to address the physical inactivity epidemic among today’s youth. Through Designed to Move, Nike will convene leaders in the sports world to develop scalable solutions that address seven key indicators of early positive experiences in sports — access, age appropriateness, dosage and duration, fun, incentives and motivation, participant feedback, and coaching and education. These solutions will be encapsulated in a final report, to be released by the Aspen Institute in 2014.
Novo Nordisk commits to making the case for updating of the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines that would capture about one-third more people with diabetes than the current guidelines and make screening available at no cost to those at highest risk for the disease. Novo Nordisk commits to ensuring the National Diabetes Prevention Program, public-private partnerships with organizations such as the YMCA in the U.S. and other CDC-accredited programs, will work towards: 1) making it available in all 50 states by 2015 and 2) making it available to all 20 million seniors with prediabetes in Medicare.
Palisades Media Ventures and the James Beard Foundation (JBF) will partner with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative to launch America Cooks with Chefs; The 800 Calorie Challenge, an innovative cooking competition that focuses on healthy eating and nutrition for American home cooks. This collaborative program is a creative effort to tackle rising obesity rates and nutrition-induced illnesses on a national scale. The partners will work with celebrity chefs to develop a healthy cooking competition that will delight and educate audiences on healthy cooking. The cooking challenge will launch in early 2014 and consist of a series of related events held nationwide and online.
Sanofi will institute a multi-faceted approach addressing two of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative’s main focuses — advancing employee population health and reducing health disparities. Through its “Health in Action” program, Sanofi will encourage all adult employees to get their biometric screening, complete a health risk assessment, speak with a personal health advisor to develop a clear action plan, and to engage in recommended healthy behaviors. Its “Link to Care” program will implement pilot projects to serve as real world learning labs in high diabetes and obesity prevalence geographies, with each pilot including a framework based on expanded screening, linkage to care, and positive change. Lastly, Sanofi’s Patient Assistance Connection program will be revamped to streamline the qualification process related to obtaining subsidized prescription medicine.
The EVEN School-Based Mental Health Program at the University of Michigan Depression Center will begin trials for a new high school program that will raise awareness about mental health difficulties among students, decrease social stigma associated with it, and train school staff to better help students with mental health difficulties. Within four years, the EVEN Program hopes to implement this program on a national scale. The Clinton Health Matters Initiative will be working with the Steven Schwartzberg Foundation to develop a plan for effectively replicating and scaling the school-based intervention.
The SumAll Foundation will offer its expertise in connected data analytics to help address major U.S. and international public health problems identified by the Clinton Health Matters Initiative. The SumAll Foundation will begin by addressing the prevalence of prescription drug abuse.
Trust for America’s Health will engage in a two-part process aimed at combating prescription drug abuse. First, Trust for America’s Health will issue a comprehensive report detailing state-by-state indicators, policy recommendations, and personal stories to advocate for changes in how prescription drug abuse is addressed by local governments across the United States. Second, Trust for America’s Health will lead an awareness building effort to advance the discussion and effort aimed at reducing prescription drug abuse.
UCR Palm Desert will provide the Clinton Health Matters Initiative staff in the Coachella Valley with office and meeting space throughout 2014.
The United States Olympic Committee and U.S. Paralympics will introduce the American Development Model, a comprehensive and collaborative initiative that will seek to unify National Governing Bodies and community programs in keeping Americans active in sport longer. The model combines sport, play, education and health through a five-stage pathway that supports a positive sport experience based on the individual’s physical, mental and emotional development. Through its commitment to the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, the USOC will engage all 47 NGBs to endorse the American Development Model. Resources will include a dedicated presence at TeamUSA.org, coaching workshops, and educational materials to help guide parents, coaches, administrators and athletes.
Viridian will launch two programs in support of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative’s national and community work. At the national level, Viridian will create an online version of the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program that will allow participants to work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting to receive a 1-year lifestyle change program that includes 16 core sessions (typically 1 per week) and 6 post-core sessions (1 per month). At the community level, Viridian will support the Clinton Health Matters Initiative Houston Blueprint for Action by providing training, technical assistance, and support to Houston-based employers to implement a Total Worker Health model of integrating workplace health promotion and protection with occupational medicine and primary care services. In year one Viridian will work with local business associations and business health coalitions to identify employers to participate in the program.
Wellable will offer its next-generation technology platform to Clinton Health Matters Initiative Commitment Makers to assist them in achieving employer goals of health and wellness. Wellable will also provide consultation around designing, implementing, and evaluating health and wellness programs to achieve the goals and objectives set by the employer.