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We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
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We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
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Health in the Landscape of Life
Enabling the healthscape, the ecosystem outside the clinic, requires improving the system to pay for health drivers.
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​Community-Driven Initiatives

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Community-Driven Initiatives is a program of the Department of Population Health that seeks to support and implement health solutions proposed by and for residents of Austin and Central Texas communities. Led by Carmen Valdez, Ph.D., the team advances ideas by fostering partnerships, advising on areas of opportunity, promoting leadership development and much more.

Community-Driven Initiatives conducts all of its work with an eye toward community servanthood. Contact the team at CDI@dellmed.utexas.edu or 512-495-5155.