We have worked with prestigious foundations and other funding agencies to develop health care solutions that can have a lasting effect on people and communities.

Active Projects

  • Leveraging Payer-Led Integrated Models of Care to Improve Patient-Centered Outcomes for Publicly-Insured Adults with Complex Health Care Needs
    Funder: PCORI
    Project Timeline: 2018–2024

  • Improving the efficiency of the Patient-Centered Subspecialty Medical Home: Determining Who Benefits Most from Team vs. Technology based care in High Health Utilizers with IBD and Behavioral Health Comorbidity
    Funder: PCORI
    Project Timeline: 2018-2026

  • Comparative Effectiveness of Readmission Reduction Interventions for Individuals with Sepsis or Pneumonia (PCORI ACCOMPLISH)
    Funder: PCORI
    Project Timeline: 2020-2024

  • Leveraging Integrated Models of Care to Improve Patient-Centered Outcomes

  • Rural Communities Opioid Response Program: Implementation
    Funder: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
    Project Timeline: 2020-2023
    The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in high-risk rural communities.

  • Value-Based Pharmacy Initiatives
    Funder: Express Scripts, Inc.
    Project Timeline: 2020-2023
    The Value-Based Pharmacy Initiative (VBPI) team collaborates with academic partners and a large national pharmacy benefits manager to assess and analyze developing drug trends including utilization, cost, and patient outcome measures.
  • PCORI Engagement Award – Building Capacity to Address Rural Maternal Health Disparities
    Funder: PCORI
    Project Timeline: 2023-2024
  • PCCD Violence Intervention & Prevention (VIP)
    Funder: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
    Project Timeline: 2023-2025
    This project aims to enhance trauma-informed services through collaboration, coordination, and training with community, school, and behavioral health providers in Blair County. This will result in enhanced recognition/treatment of trauma, improved trajectories of children and families, and mitigation of community violence.
  • Freedom House 2.0
    Funder: Partners4Work
    Project Timeline: 2020-2023
    Based on a Pittsburgh-based and nationally recognized 1960s workforce development model, this project is a community-based training program to recruit, train and employ first responders from economically disadvantaged communities.

Completed Projects


UPMC Center for
High-Value Health Care

UPMC is a global health enterprise and one of the nation's largest integrated health care delivery and financing systems. The UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care translates the work of this unique payer-provider laboratory into evidence-based practice and policy change for improving health care quality and efficiency. Many Center activities are supported through grants and contracts and conducted in partnership with community organizations and government agencies.



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Improving Health and Health Care through Stakeholder Collaboration

UPMC and its Insurance Services Division recognize the value of collaboration in achieving an equitable, high-quality, and efficient health care system that meets the needs of diverse populations. We invite all interested stakeholders to join in this effort.


UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care is proud to be a member of the Accountable Care Organization Learning Network, a group that helps organizations successfully implement accountable care.