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October 20, 2020

Around the nation: NewYork-Presbyterian launches center to promote health equity

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    NewYork-Presbyterian's new Dalio Center for Health Justice will focus on improving health equity, reducing health disparities, addressing health justice, and improving health outcomes for all patients, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New York, and Washington.

    • California/Minnesota/Washington: Google, Microsoft, and Optum have teamed up with other leading corporations, universities, and foundations to launch an initiative called the Trinity Challenge, which aims to use data and analytics to learn from the global response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and prepare the world for the next pandemic. The initiative will disperse approximately $13 million to reward and recognize insights and innovations in behavioral sciences, economics, epidemiology, and other fields (Landi, FierceHealthcare, 10/13). Daily Briefing is published by Advisory Board, a division of Optum.

    • Connecticut: Hartford HealthCare's and Connecticut Children's top executives last week signed an agreement to broaden their 25-year partnership to unite their pediatric services. The new Pediatric Care Alliance will include a wide range of services spanning infancy, childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and the transition to adult care. Jeffrey Flaks, Hartford HealthCare's president, said, "We're going to ensure that we bring even greater access through this partnership and help facilitate bringing Children's to more places" (Singer, Hartford Courant, 10/12).

    • New York: NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) last week launched the Dalio Center for Health Justice, which will focus on improving health equity, reducing health disparities that disproportionately affect communities of color, addressing health justice, and improving health outcomes for all patients. The center aims to promote health justice and mitigate health disparities through research, health education, and programs designed to foster equitable and culturally sensitive care at NYP. "Our goal is to contribute to equal health care and equal education because we believe that these are the most fundamental building blocks of equal opportunity and a just society," said Ray Dalio, founder of Dalio Philanthropies and NewYork-Presbyterian Trustee. "We know that these don't adequately exist, and we are excited to have a great partner in NewYork-Presbyterian, who we are confident will find ways to achieve more health justice" (NYP release, 10/13).

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