Officials from Central Health and the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin released the 2016 Community Benefit Report at the Sept. 7 Central Health Board of Managers meeting. The report, the second such report issued by Central Health and the Dell Medical School, illustrates the many ways the two partners continued the transformation of Travis County’s health care ecosystem in 2016.
In 2012, our community passed a unique ballot measure to invest additional funds in a health system transformation that would better meet the needs of our rapidly growing and aging, low-income and uninsured members of our communities. Less than four years later, the work Central Health has taken on with our partners, Dell Medical School and Seton Healthcare Family, has validated the public’s vision.
The 2016 Community Benefit Report highlights a number of significant achievements, including:
- Redefining how health care is delivered in orthopedics and obstetrical and women’s health services;
- Creating the next generation of Travis County doctors and putting them in the community as quickly as possible;
- Increasing the number of medical residents providing care in our community; and
- Demonstrating a commitment to increased equity and reduced social disparities through community work that addresses the social determinants of health and health equity.
To download a copy of the report, visit www.centralhealth.net/public-resources/community-benefit-report.
The 2015 report remains available on Central Health’s website.