Community Impact Snapshot: July 2018
Improving access to care. Reducing opioid use. Increasing the number of culturally competent mental health specialists. With diverse partners, Dell Medical School is doing all this and more to help Travis County residents get — and stay — healthy.
Eliminated 12-Month Wait for Specialty Care
A collaborative pilot project eliminated the waiting list for specialty orthopaedic care in roughly 7 months. Today, MAP patients can get care within two weeks.
Cut Opioid Use by 40% for New Moms
A new two-step process at Seton facilities has decreased the use of opioids for postpartum pain in 7,300+ patients.
Improving Health Care for Women
Dell Med is developing and supporting women’s health services at the Travis County jail, El Buen Samaritano and the Austin Recovery Center in Buda.
Training Culturally Competent Providers
An initiative is creating more culturally competent providers who care for residents with mental illness, particularly those from historically underserved communities.
Leading the Redesign of the Austin State Hospital
Dell Med is convening diverse stakeholders to build an improved system of person-centered mental health care delivery across Central Texas.
Integrating Data to Better Care for Kids
The school’s data experts are helping People’s Community Clinic create an integrated medical informatics tool to improve care for children with asthma.