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The community invests in Dell Med. In return, it’s our responsibility — one we take seriously — to be agents for change and to show real impact.
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We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
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By the Numbers

650,000+
hours of patient care provided by 320 residents and fellows in 2019
24,319
unique UT Health Austin patients served (from October 2017 to December 2019)
54,634
total UT Health Austin patient visits (from October 2017 to December 2019), of which MAP, Medicaid or Medicare funded about half

Working With Partners to Improve Care

From creating new health providers and integrating social work into medicine to supporting local health innovators, Dell Med partners with a range of organizations and people to advance health. Medical students — including all 50 in Dell Med’s inaugural class graduating in May 2020 — join in these efforts, along with residents and fellows. In 2019, Dell Med residents provided care for 19,971 patients at CommUnityCare clinics.

Expanding Pediatric Care

In partnership with Dell Children’s Medical Center, new UT Health Austin team-based care programs in psychiatry and neurosciences are reshaping comprehensive care for children, adolescents and their families in Central Texas.

Social Work & Medicine

Dell Med and UT Austin’s Steve Hicks School of Social Work launched a first-of-its-kind Department of Health Social Work to solidify the critical connection between the two fields. This work — in multiple areas, including educational and clinical — ultimately benefits patients.

Addressing Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for adults in Travis County. With nearly $1 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), Dell Med is partnering with CommUnityCare to increase access to screening for 2,000+ people at risk of lung cancer and smoking cessation services.

Creating New Providers

Many local organizations contribute to better health in the community, but the traditional health care system doesn’t pay them for it. Dell Med’s Factor Health aims to change that. The program matches social service providers with investors and health care payers to prove that health outcomes can be measured and achieved outside of clinics.

Mobile Health Care

A partnership between Dell Med, Integral Care and CommUnityCare is implementing and evaluating a mobile care–delivery model for people experiencing homelessness who have a mental illness, substance use disorder and chronic medical condition. This careful coordination throughout Austin’s health ecosystem aims to provide them with care and, ultimately, housing.

Supporting Local Innovators

Innovation-focused programs are giving a leg up to Austin-based entrepreneurs and startups. Texas Health Catalyst and partners have worked with 75 startups and 255 projects addressing unmet needs in health care. Texas Health CoLab has hosted 2,300+ entrepreneurs at local events and boot camps. WorkSpaces has made a home in Austin for 47 health startups.

Students, Faculty & Staff

50
students from Dell Med’s inaugural class graduate as new physicians in May 2020
5,174
prospective medical student applications for the fifth class have been received
1,280
physicians and researchers work at Dell Med