As new models of payment and healthcare delivery rapidly emerge, we must increasingly align efforts across the hospital, physician group, community health centers, and the 7 health sciences colleges to ensure that our patients receive comprehensive, coordinated care. We also must have a solid grasp on how the Affordable Care Act and changes to Medicare and Medicaid affect what we do every day and what we should be preparing to do in the future.

The Health Policy and Strategy section of the VCHA office was created to provide policy expertise, programmatic leadership, coordination, and support for initiatives that have two defining features: 1) they stem from policy changes and government activity at the state and federal levels, and 2) they involve multiple units of the UI Health enterprise that must work together to achieve goals.

Below are some highlights of what we do. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of us to discuss any of these projects further.

What We Do