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PatientPoint launches the PatientPoint Foundation to advance health empowerment for all

Using scalable technology and relevant health education, Foundation aims to increase health engagement and healthy behaviors in communities most affected by health disparities

CINCINNATI, 30 November 2022 /PRNewswire/ — PatientPoint® today announced the launch of the PatientPoint Foundation, an innovative 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to driving health empowerment for all through the intersection of relevant health education, cutting-edge technology and human relationships. The Foundation—catalyzed and inspired by PatientPoint’s mantra and 35-year legacy of making every doctor-patient engagement better®—seeks to reach people in high-priority communities most affected by health disparities and change the dynamics to ultimately Making EVERY community health engagement better.

The PatientPoint Foundation will use a community-based strategy to address preventable disease and suffering for those challenged by strong negative social determinants of health. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental health will receive special focus. To achieve its goal, the Foundation will bring relevant health education and interactive technology into non-traditional community settings as well as traditional clinical settings designed to further empower people to build health literacy and healthy behaviors.

“The PatientPoint Foundation represents a bold new approach to achieving health equity by bringing leading-edge health education and technology to communities that need it on a meaningful scale,” said the board chair. Mike Collette. “By doing this, the Foundation leans towards the vision of PatientPoint to the each in ‘making every doctor-patient engagement better’ where for everyone people,” said Collette, also founder and CEO of PatientPoint.

The Foundation’s unique and integrated approach will provide a new model for empowering people and impacting lives by:

  • Use the voice of the community
  • Breaking down barriers as they relate to health
  • Connecting high-priority communities with proven technology and health education
  • Empower people to increase health engagement and healthy behaviors
  • Use of the best data analysis and outcome analyses

Foundation programming will begin in leading communities Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohiowith the long-term goal of national expansion.

“Through a powerful combination of proximity, relationship, trust and highly scalable technology, our innovative model confronts health disparities at their root cause at the community level,” said PatientPoint Foundation CEO. Denise Ferguson. “Partnering with trusted community members to improve the health journeys of all people—coupled with a rigorous approach to analyzing effectiveness and outcomes—will allow us to deliver unprecedented results.”

The PatientPoint Foundation’s fund development strategy will include corporate donations, sponsorships and grants as well as individual and private donations. The Foundation’s board of directors includes executives from Fortune 500 companies such as Cintas and Procter & Gamble.

The PatientPoint Foundation approach to achieving health equity is a paradigm shift and serves as a call to action for funders and corporations to support innovative, outcomes-based approaches,” said PatientPoint Foundation Board Member and Procter & Gamble Global Beauty Care Chief Information Officer Damon Frost. “As a CIO, I’m excited about the promise of leveraging technology and digital to reach people in high-need communities to promote movement and better health for all.”

About PatientPoint

PatientPoint® is the patient engagement platform for every point of care. Our innovative, technology-enabled solutions create more effective doctor-patient interactions and deliver high value for patients, providers and healthcare sponsors. By our almost 140 k Unique healthcare provider relationships, PatientPoint’s solutions impact approximately 750 million patient visits each year, furthering our mission to make every doctor-patient engagement better®. Learn more at patientpoint.com.

About the PatientPoint Foundation

The PatientPoint Foundation is a national 501(c)3 public charity that is changing the game in how we approach health disparities. We take the basics of community work – proximity, relationship building and trust – and connect them with a cutting-edge health empowerment platform and best-in-class data analytics to address the gaps and inequities that negatively impact communities across the country. Our goal is to be a catalyst for Health Empowerment for All. Learn more at patientpointfdn.org.

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