Everyone needs access to quality, affordable health care regardless of health status, social need or income. To reach this paradigm shift, healthcare leaders must evangelize within industry and communities they serve. There is a better path forward for American health care – one that is people-centered and transformational; however, to get there we must unite the power of one at the intersection of people, policy, and politics. By listening to people’s needs, jointly developing policy solutions, and partnering with others, we can ensure our health care system works for everyone.
This week on the Race to Value, we bring to you Natalie Davis and Dr. Venice Haynes at the United States of Care, a nonprofit organization focused on an ambitious goal to achieve universal access to quality and affordable healthcare for all Americans. It brings together stakeholders from various backgrounds, including healthcare experts, patients, policymakers, and advocates, to develop and implement practical, bipartisan solutions to improve the healthcare system in the United States. By fostering dialogue and collaboration, conducting research, and advocating for policies that enhance access, lower costs, and improve healthcare outcomes, the organization finds common ground and works across party lines and ideological divides to address the healthcare challenges facing the nation.
As CEO and Co-Founder of the United States of Care, Natalie Davis is on a mission to reshape and implement American health care policies that improves the lives of all people. Dr. Venice Haynes, the Director of Research & Community Engagement for United States of Care, is a social and behavioral scientist focused on an overarching research agenda to address social determinants of health and health disparities in underserved populations using qualitative and community-based participatory approaches. In this episode we talk about the tenets of patient-first care (a.k.a. value-based care) including affordability, dependability, personalization, and understandability. We also have an in-depth conversation on the power of storytelling in health care transformation and the imperative to overcome structural barriers in the creation of health equity.
01:30 United States of Care, a nonprofit organization focused on an ambitious goal to achieve universal access to quality and affordable healthcare for all Americans.
02:00 Introduction to Natalie Davis, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder.
02:45 Introduction to Venice Haynes, PhD, Director of Research & Community Engagement.
05:00 Natalie shares her personal story that led her towards an entrepreneurial career path in health care policy transformation.
07:30 Mentorship from Andy Slavitt and his advice to get out of Washington, D.C. to make an impact on health policy.
08:30 Venice discusses how her science and public health background inspired her to lead people-centered health care change.
11:45 Inspiration from Camara Phyllis Jones, a physician, epidemiologist, and anti-racism activist who specializes in the effects of racism and social inequalities on health.
14:30 When offered an alternative, by a 4:1 margin, people favor a model that compensates providers for improving overall health, delivering superior care, and coordinating patient care.
15:30 What it means for United States of Care to be at the intersection of people, policy, and politics in health care transformation.
16:00 Research and listening to people as a way to overcome tribalism and build an agenda of reform for the whole country!
16:45 The 4 goals and 12 solutions of United States of Care to meet the needs of people across demographics and can drive collection action to build a better health care system.
18:30 “The 4 goals of United States of Care – Affordability, Dependability, Personalization, and Understandability – comprehensively cannot be done in a fee-for-service model.”