Healthcare Challenges in Mid-Sized U.S. Cities
 

Healthcare Challenges in Mid-Sized U.S. Cities

October 2016  |  Executive Summary 

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Key Insight

“Mid-sized U.S. cities face many of the same healthcare issues in many urban and rural areas, but without receiving the same resources and attention. These include too many uninsured, lack of sufficient wellness exams and screenings, and use of ER for primary care."

 

Introduction

The Healthcare Challenges and Opportunities in Mid-Sized U.S. Cities Educational Workshop is designed to create a meaningful and actionable dialogue around challenges and opportunities of healthcare in Aurora, which faces many of the same healthcare issues of many urban and rural areas, but without receiving the same resources and attention. Our goal is to facilitate a dialogue that can address healthcare challenges and stimulate new thinking and collaboration. By bringing together healthcare experts, patients, government officials, and civic leaders to share innovative ideas and insights on healthcare challenges and opportunities, we aim to provide tangible, actionable, and pragmatic outcomes and solutions to these healthcare challenges that empower attendees and their organizations to implement positive changes.

On August, 23rd, 2016, the Center for Healthcare Innovation, a non-profit research and educational institute that aims to stimulate innovation in healthcare, organized an educational workshop on healthcare challenges and opportunities in Aurora, IL, and other mid-sized U.S. cities. The educational workshop was designed to create a meaningful and actionable dialogue around healthcare in Aurora and other mid-sized U.S. cities, which are often faced with the same challenges facing many larger urban areas, but without receiving the same resources and attention. The workshop featured Aurora healthcare experts, patient groups, government officials, and civic leaders who came together to discuss tangible, actionable, and practical outcomes and solutions to these healthcare challenges.

This executive summary shares the lessons learned from the
workshop. The prominent obstacles addressed at the workshop include

  1. Limited access to care

  2. Underserved patient populations

  3. Social determinants of health

  4. Mental health

  5. Patient education and awareness

 

Key Statistics and Infographics

 Fig. 1. Uninsured and Poverty Rates in Aurora, IL

Fig. 1. Uninsured and Poverty Rates in Aurora, IL

 

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Authors

Ivory Chang

Senior Project Manager at CHI
 

Aakash Balaji

Analyst at CHI

 

Joseph Gaspero

CEO & Co-Founder at CHI

 

Amman Bhasin

Analyst at CHI


 

Event Sponsors
 

Joseph Gaspero is the CEO and Co-Founder of CHI. He is a healthcare executive, strategist, and researcher. He co-founded CHI in 2009 to be an independent, objective, and interdisciplinary research and education institute for healthcare. Joseph leads CHI’s research and education initiatives focusing on including patient-driven healthcare, patient engagement, clinical trials, drug pricing, and other pressing healthcare issues. He sets and executes CHI’s strategy, devises marketing tactics, leads fundraising efforts, and manages CHI’s Management team. Joseph is passionate and committed to making healthcare and our world a better place. His leadership stems from a wide array of experiences, including founding and operating several non-profit and for-profit organizations, serving in the U.S. Air Force in support of 2 foreign wars, and deriving expertise from time spent in industries such as healthcare, financial services, and marketing. Joseph’s skills include strategy, management, entrepreneurship, healthcare, clinical trials, diversity & inclusion, life sciences, research, marketing, and finance. He has lived in six countries, traveled to over 30 more, and speaks 3 languages, all which help him view business strategy through the prism of a global, interconnected 21st century. Joseph has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. When he’s not immersed in his work at CHI, he spends his time snowboarding backcountry, skydiving, mountain biking, volunteering, engaging in MMA, and rock climbing.