The mission of the Envolve Center for Health Behavior ChangeTM, a research collaboration between Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, The Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University and Centene Corporation, in conjunction with industry leaders at Envolve, is to advance effective behavior-based innovations supported by research. There is a clear resounding effort being made by the healthcare industry to address barriers in everyday life that affect the health of members. The research topic: Examining the Role of Unmet Basic Needs on Health Behaviors in Low-Income and Diabetic Populations, is being presented to the nation’s top insurance executives at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) conference next week.
Jeremy Corbett, MD, and Chief Health Officer of Envolve’s PeopleCare division, and Lindsay Juarez, PhD of the Envolve Center and the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University will deliver results from two research studies designed to gain insights into the impact of unmet basic needs such as food, clothing and transportation on health behaviors and outcomes, with a specific focus on those living with diabetes. They will demonstrate how these findings contribute to the development of programs like Envolve’s real-time diabetes management solution, On.Demand.
“As a practicing physician, I see how often our managed care programs fall short, and as a part of the Envolve Center, I have a front-row seat to best-in-class research designed solely for finding solutions,” Corbett notes. “We study the issue, validate it, and create programs to address it. Ours is a unique arrangement.”
The Envolve Center designs research studies to help answer behavior-based questions to improve health outcomes and promote health behavior change.
“The message is clear,” says Juarez. “Unmet basic needs are bad for health. Some are more impactful for low-income individuals when it comes to certain health behaviors like emergency room and preventive care visits. Other psychological needs are associated with cognitive functioning, sleep and stress – all factors in one’s ability to self-manage disease.”
The AHIP National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid & Duals takes place Oct. 14-18 in Washington, D.C.
About the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change™
The Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change™ is a community-corporate-academic healthcare partnership that advances life-centric health research to improve lives so that communities can thrive. For more information regarding the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change, visit https://envolve.wustl.edu.