Healthfirst Case Studies Reflect Better Patient Outcomes Via Health Equity as Care Strategy – HealthLeaders Media – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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The plan describes its approach as a glimpse into what the future of U.S. healthcare could look like.

Can a health plan be calibrated to achieve value-based results? Healthfirst and its latest patient outcomes across eight clinical areas suggest yes—and by making the community-based, health-equity infrastructure that has historically been missing from value-based care (VBC) models central to its response. The health plan’s most recent gains in maternal health, senior care, and other areas are documented in new case studies. They are rooted in Healthfirst’s ADVANCE health equity model which—combined with complex resource management, provider integration, and clinical leadership—has helped Healthfirst activate public health and equity as a care strategy, not a crisis response.

1. Results spanning conditions and populations

Healthfirst’s new case studies feature better outcomes in five areas:

  • Asthma – Fewer ER admissions for those with asthma, with AIRnyc 
  • Hypertension – A 30% improvement in six-month blood pressure control among South Asian Americans, with Project IMPACT, Community Heath Worker, and Million Hearts
  • Senior care – Reduced hospital readmissions and higher likel


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