Recently Funded Projects: Embracing Healthy Change through Lifestyle Medicine

Embracing Healthy Change through Lifestyle Medicine: A Conversation with UPMC Leadership and Stakeholders

Funder: Beckwith Institute

Summary: During an open forum event, UPMC leaders and stakeholders will explore best-practice lifestyle medicine initiatives and models utilized by other health systems which have been proven to decrease medical costs and improve outcomes for patients with chronic conditions. The goal of the forum is to spearhead UPMC’s transformation into a leader of cost-effective, efficient lifestyle medicine, while understanding the challenges that will be encountered during implementation.

Elements of the forum will include:

  • Reviewing lifestyle medicine initiatives implemented at UPMC including: The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) demonstration at UPMC, Prescription for Wellness Health Plan Innovation and HVI-sponsored Lifestyle Medicine Clinic Prototype.
  • Conducting breakout sessions to explore the implications of existing and future clinical models and environmental initiatives that promote support healthy lifestyles for UPMC employees and patients.


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.


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