Patient-Centered Health Advisory Council
The Patient-Centered Health Advisory Council serves as a key resource for feedback and recommendations to IDPH, the legislature, and other stakeholders on health care transformation initiatives in Iowa. Additionally, the Patient-Centered Health Advisory Council and Office of Health Care Transformation (OHCT) staff:
- Convenes stakeholders and leaders in Iowa to streamline efforts that support state-level and community-level integration and focus on reducing fragmentation of the health care system.
- Encourages partnerships and synergy between community health care partners in Iowa who are working on new system-level models to provide better health care at lower costs by focusing on shifting from volume to value-based health care.
- Leads discussions on the transformation of the health care system to a patient-centered infrastructure that integrates and coordinates services and supports to address social determinant's of health and meeting population health goals.
- Provides a venue for education and information gathering for stakeholders and interested parties to learn about emerging health care initiatives across the state.
The next Patient-Centered Health Advisory Council will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 9:30 - 3:00 at Broadlawns Medical Center.
Palliative Care Legislative Charge
The Patient-Centered Health Advisory Council was charged by House File 393 to review the public’s awareness of palliative care and provide recommendations to increase awareness and reduce barriers to access palliative care services. The final report with the survey findings and recommendations can be found here: Palliative Care Awareness in Iowa