New York, New York, February 16th, 2021 – Unite Us, the technology company that builds coordinated care networks to connect health and social care providers, has announced a new network in Arizona – the first of its kind in the state. Unite Arizona will connect partners through the Unite Us Platform, allow an exchange of secure, electronic referrals, address social determinants of health, and track outcomes within communities, all of which promote health equity. The network currently services partners in Maricopa County, within the Greater Phoenix area, with plans to expand across the state before the end of the year.
A Country in Crisis
The nation has struggled for almost a year with the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, both in terms of the virus itself, and the ensuing implications on people’s social needs such as housing, employment and food insecurity. It’s widely accepted that 80 percent* of a person’s health is affected by the social determinants of health (SDoH) – conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, work, play, worship, and age – that impact a range of health and quality of life and risk outcomes. Unite Us continues to engage with health and social service partners who are on the frontlines helping their communities each day, developing solutions that appropriately meet each community’s needs.
The goal of the Unite Arizona network is to meet people where they are, and ensure that they are able to access the resources they need, when they need them, without redundancy or having to retell their stories repeatedly. Unite Us works hand-in-hand with community leaders and organizations to build relationships and trust, and provide them with an efficient, accountable and seamless workflow that enables them to better help the people they serve. Network partners benefit from increased collaboration across sectors, access to a wealth of data on local service delivery, and the confidence in tracking their clients’ care journeys through to outcomes. Participation in the Unite Arizona network is free for community-based organizations.
A Secure and Trusted Platform
Community partners, health systems, plans and governments across the country rely on Unite Us’ secure and HIPAA-compliant platform to coordinate care. With robust protections aligned with industry-leading privacy and security frameworks, Unite Us makes it possible for providers to improve the health of their clients and community while maintaining privacy and trust.
With networks in more than 42 states, 19 of them statewide, Unite Us is leading the care transformation movement by providing digital infrastructure to connect health care providers with community-based organizations, and building teams of community engagement and public health experts who live in the very communities they serve throughout the state of Arizona. To find out more about how your organization can join the network, visit the Unite Arizona website.
About Unite Us:
Unite Us is a technology company that builds coordinated care networks of health and social service providers. With Unite Us, providers across sectors can send and receive secure electronic referrals, track every person’s total health journey, and report on tangible outcomes across a full range of services in a centralized, cohesive, and collaborative ecosystem. Unite Us’ dedicated team builds authentic, lasting partnerships with local organizations to ensure their networks have a solid foundation, launch successfully, and continue to grow and thrive. This social infrastructure helps communities transform their ability to work together and measure impact at scale.
* Hood, C. M., K. P. Gennuso, G. R. Swain, and B. B. Catlin. 2016. County health rankings: Relationships between determinant factors and health outcomes. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 50(2):129-135.