Think Outside the Hospital
Partnerships Enhance Our Impact
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For more than a century, we’ve been on a mission to provide Santa Barbara County -- and all its diverse communities -- with compassionate health care and uncompromising quality. Government ratings now place our patient care among the top 2% of hospitals nationwide.
So, what’s next? What else can we do to make our population healthier? How can we extend our reach to those who may be underserved by traditional health care providers?
To answer those questions, we took a step back and started with this simple fact: Lifelong health begins outside the hospital.
That’s why Cottage Health created a Population Health program.
Population Health…What Will it Do?
Population Health is a new initiative from Cottage Health. It’s designed to improve the health outcomes of all our communities by keeping people healthy and helping them prevent unnecessary illness and more expensive health care.
In a nutshell, Population Health will help people before they have a health emergency, so that they stay healthier overall, and less likely to need hospitalization.
Population Health identifies the needs, differences and opportunities for improvement within a specific population or demographic and collaborates with other local nonprofits to help more of our neighbors live long, healthy and productive lives.
The Learning Lab provides resources and tools to help facilitate a collaborative, population health approach.
We know that improving the health of our community will take the work of many, and we believe that supporting one of our greatest existing resources, our community-based organizations, is critical to that success.
The Cottage Health Evaluation Toolkit supports community programs and collaborations in working toward a population health approach.
The Toolkit provides a step-by-step guide for understanding your program’s impact, how you define success, and ways to measure it.
Well Beyond Our Walls
Population Health partners with schools, government agencies, community organizations, faith-based organizations and employers throughout Santa Barbara County so we can work together to identify needs and develop the most effective programs to improve health and wellness.
Together, we can accomplish more and create a healthier community for all who live here. And we envision the benefits lasting for generations.
Working Together for Community Health
Whether a community member, the leader of an organization serving a specific population or a provider who is delivering care on the front lines, there are many ways for you to engage in population health efforts.
Cottage Health annually provides more than $140 million of services for the benefit of those who need it most. To determine where to focus our efforts, we perform a tri-annual community health needs assessment to better understand health needs in our community.
By connecting with Santa Barbara County residents and leaders to identify and prioritize health needs, we can create programs and adopt approaches to best serve our community. These programs and plans are outlined in our implementation strategy.
Meet Our Team
Population Health Staff
- Kathryn Bazylewicz, Vice President of Marketing and Population Health
- Madeleine Frey, Director of Population Health, Evaluation
- Monica Ray, Population Health Associate
- Ama Atiedu, Population Health Contractor for Evaluation
- Maureen Graham, Senior Administrative Assistant
Population Health Task Force
- Dorothy Largay, PhD, Chair
- P. Steven Ainsley
- Steven Barkley, MD
- Katy Bazylewicz
- Richard Beswick, PhD
- Laurie Biscaro
- Jon Clark
- David Dietrich
- Paul Erickson, MD
- Gregory F. Faulkner
- Steve Fellows
- Fred Kass, MD
- Sharon Lutz, PhD
- Ernesto Paredes
- Laura Polito, MD
- Sal Robledo
- Anne Rodriguez, MD
- Patrice Ryan
- Brett Tande
- Ron Werft
- Ed Wroblewski, MD