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UT Affiliation Agreement

The Affiliation Agreement between The University of Texas at Austin (UT), Central Health, and the Community Care Collaborative (CCC) is the result of a multi-year collaboration with our health care partners and the community. The agreement among the three entities formalizes the relationship as well as the transfer of $35 million per year to support the Dell Medical School.

The Dell MedicaRGB_formal_Delll School is bolstering health centers throughout the region with new physicians, medical students, residents, and faculty. Our partnership with UT will also further our goal of building an integrated health care system and providing preventive care for uninsured and underinsured residents.

Historical Context

In November 2012, Travis County Voters passed Proposition 1 to increase our tax rate and invest in strengthening the local safety-net system to transform the health care delivery system.

On June 5, 2013, the Central Health Board of Managers approved the Master Agreement Agreement between Central Health and the Seton Healthcare Family to create a partnership known as the Community Care Collaborative to maximize federal funds and implement the mandate of voters to build an integrated health care system.

The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin

The Affiliation Agreement builds on our ongoing collaborative process and progress to date by formalizing our partnership with The University of Texas and our support of the Dell Medical School.

As part of a major research university, the Dell Medical School will focus on developing new approaches for teaching, patient care, and research that build on a vision to transform both medical education and healthcare delivery.

As a partner to Central Health and the community, the Dell Medical School will assist directly in fulfilling Central Health’s mission to create easily accessible, high-quality health care for all Travis County residents by:

  • Training medical professionals to serve vulnerable populations in our network of community-based health centers,
  • Promoting multidisciplinary medical teams focused on preventive health services,
  • Coordinating to achieve better health outcomes and reduce health disparities, and
  • Increasing the local supply of providers, especially primary care providers, trained in evidence-based practices.

    Board of Managers Action

    July 2, 2014

    The Central Health Board of Managers approved the Affiliation Agreement.
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    June 4, 2014

    The Central Health Board of Managers received and discussed a draft of the proposed Affiliation Agreement with The University of Texas and Community Care Collaborative (CCC) at the regularly scheduled June 4, 2014 meeting.
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