WE WORK TO CREATE HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
The Dreyfus Health Policy & Research Center (DHPRC) works to develop population-health models that promote wellness and improve health and quality of life, as well as prevent disease. Its efforts are centered around four pillars: local individual and community engagement; multi-sectoral partnerships including a wide range of human service providers and risk bearers; public-policy efforts and action at the Borough, City, State and Federal levels; as well as a broader national and global engagement.
Advocating for improved public policy for health issues is an important dimension of DHPRC’s work, we work from the ground up by inspiring community-based health improvement and establishing disease prevention efforts. DHPRC advocates for care models that focus on, and include, better reimbursement for health and wellness education, early chronic disease screening, and better essential services for conditions such as behavioral and mental health care. The global pandemic reminds us of the urgent need for earlier detection and better management of chronic disease as people living with chronic diseases are at risk for more severe COVID-19 illness.
DHPRC uses its unique Problem Solving for Better Health® methodology to engage people to identify, prioritize and ultimately solve many of the health and social issues around them.