The Population Health Sciences Program launched in 2011 as an incubator for care delivery science initiatives within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs.

An initial investment of $370,000 yielded $21,600,000 in external funding to improve care at UI Health.

  • The Population Health Sciences Program solicited proposals featuring interprofessional models of care to support the needs of patients at UI Health.
  • The awardees —13 faculty across 6 of UIC’s 7 health sciences colleges—collaborated in proposing four projects (* noted below). Each project featured interprofessional models of care and involved faculty from 2 or more health sciences colleges.
  • Two of the projects, Bringing Care to Patients: A Patient-Centered Medical Home for Patients with Kidney Disease and Coordination of Healthcare for Complex Kids, subsequently received $2M from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and $19.6M from the CMS Innovation Center, respectively.

Since then, the Population Health Sciences Program has facilitated over $50 million in funding to study interprofessional models of care delivery.

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