Most people in our community who know Group Health recognize it for offering health coverage through its health plan and providing care through Group Health Medical Centers. But the organization meets its mission—“to enrich people’s lives by improving health”—in other ways as well. Group Health also seeks to improve the health of the community at large through research, education, and by providing care for people who, for whatever reason, may not have access to quality health care. You can read about this work in Group Health’s annual report on community engagement, Embracing Health Together (PDF, 1.3 MB).
This latest report outlines progress made in three strategic areas identified in 2013 in a comprehensive community-health needs assessment:
The report also focuses on Group Health Research Institute’s innovative use of health data to improve to improve health and health care for its members and the public at large. In addition, the report highlights Group Health Foundation’s Immunization Initiative, which is making important progress to stop the spread of contagious diseases.
Working together, Group Health Cooperative, Group Health Foundation, and Group Health Research Institute benefit the underserved in our state. Through its programs and research, the organization is extending helping hands—and hearts—into the community, improving the health of members and neighbors alike.