Commitment to Action

Leveraging 'Grand-Aides' for the Primary Care Workforce

Commitment by

University of Virginia

In 2011, The University of Virginia committed to work with the State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission to implement Grand-Aides. This program uses nurse practitioners and physician extenders to improve patient care. Called Grand-Aides, these healthcare workers are mature and experienced community members who, as part of a physician-supervised team, use telephone and home visits to treat basic medical conditions. Over the course of one year, 12 Grand-Aides will be trained to care for 2,500 families, with the goal of reducing unnecessary emergency room & primary care clinic visits by 25%, resulting in an estimated net savings of $135,000 per clinic in the first year.

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Commitment

Leveraging 'Grand-Aides' for the Primary Care Workforce

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value

$1,250,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

University of Virginia

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Houston Community College System