Even before the effects of COVID-19 ravaged the nation, care providers and social service organizations were putting increased effort into addressing people's most basic needs including healthcare, food, shelter, childcare, counseling, transportation, and education. This was due, in part, to increased awareness of the reality that community conditions and social needs largely influence health outcomes.
Technology company Unite Us has created a social care platform that is being utilized by payers and providers across the United States. The company helps communities craft a unified system connecting individuals to quality services, tracking outcomes delivered across an accountable network, and ensuring equity so all communities can thrive. In Northeast Ohio, The MetroHealth System and the Cleveland Clinic have joined with Unite Us to create the Unite Ohio network.
Nazleen Bharmal, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Chief, Community Health and Partnerships, Cleveland Clinic
Founder and CEO, Unite Us
Susan M. Fuehrer
President, Institute for H.O.P.E.¿, The MetroHealth System