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The Office of Population Health Sciences supports the mission of UI Health by providing strategies, technical, and operational support for developing, testing, and implementing population-specific programs designed to achieve health equity.

Originally founded in September 2011 as the Population Health Sciences Program, the Office of Population Health Sciences catalyzes and supports enterprise-level leadership for care delivery science within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs.

The Office of Population Health Sciences engages clinicians, patients, and other stakeholders in developing innovative inter-professional models of care that improve health in communities served by the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.

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UI Health Distinguished Scholar Series Heading link

The UI Health Distinguished Scholar Series provides an opportunity to learn from nationally recognized healthcare leaders: how they think, why they pursue their vision, and how to apply their insights to improve health.

The most recent conversation in the series was September 28, 2023, featuring David J. Skorton, MD, President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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University of Illinois Community Assessment of Needs (UI-CAN) Heading link

Reports completed in 2013, 2016, 2019 and 2023 systematically evaluated three high priority health related needs of the UI Health primary service area, which includes some of the poorest communities in Chicago. Addressing the social determinants of health, improving access to care, and reducing the risk of chronic disease set a clear path for strategic deployment of resources in ways that remain closely linked to the mission of UI Health.

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Institute for Healthcare Delivery Design (IHDD) Heading link

Created in November 2018, IHDD looks beyond clinical settings to deepen our understanding of the context and reality of care to ensure medicine fits the lives of people. IHDD advances healthcare delivery science through the integration and application of human-centered design methods. These methods address the needs of all stakeholders in healthcare contexts – patients, clinicians, staff, administration, and community – such that new standards of care are delivered effectively and at scale.

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Program for Non-emergency Transportation (PRONTO) Heading link

This program offers Lyft rides on-demand to UI Health patients living in Chicago who are being transitioned home from the medical surgical and critical care units. Inadequate transportation is a significant barrier for many UI Health patients.  With PRONTO, UI Health can get patients home faster and provide care for patients in need.

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