February 8, 2012: New Austen BioInnovation Institute-Led Community Health Approach Combats Chronic Disease Epidemic, Empowers Patients and Reduces Costs
AKRON, Ohio: A new community-wide collaboration to reduce the impact of chronic disease and empower patients is generating impressive early results, leaders of the Accountable Care Community (ACC) initiative said today. The Akron-based Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) is leading the initiative with its founding institutional members and more than 60 public and private community partners...
Austen BioInnovation Institute's Accountable Care Community Gains National Support to Serve Health Needs in Akron, Summit County
WASHINGTON, DC--The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA), its founding members and several community partners are the recipients of a national $500,000 award to fund the Accountable Care Community (ACC) initiative, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today. ACC is a collective effort aiming to create a healthier community and lessen the burden of disease in the Akron region. The funding is part of a multimillion dollar CDC Community Transformation Program that supports public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities, and control health care spending.
Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron Begins Work on Roadmap for First U.S. Accountable Care Community
AKRON, Ohio--With the intent to create a healthier community and lessen the burden of disease in Akron, the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) has launched its Accountable Care Community initiative at the conference "Healthier by Design: Creating Accountable Care Communities" held today. Led by national and regional health and wellness thought-leaders, the strategic discussion is the first step in building a plan of health promotion and disease prevention that determines how to best deliver and provide access to quality care and services for the entire community.
ABIA to Host "Healthier by Design: Creating Accountable Care Communities" June 22
The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron's Center for Community Health Improvement will host "Healthier by Design: Creating Accountable Care Communities" to explore the issues, resources and other needs to creating a community of accountable care. This invitation-only conference will be held from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, in Akron, Ohio. Attendees encompass clinical research, primary care, public health, biostatistics, health services administration, epidemiology, informatics, education, health policy, preventive medicine and other biomedical professions.