PTAC’s three pillars are Triple Aim, ReThink Health, and Collective Impact. PTAC uses the Triple Aim goals as a guide to steer efforts towards improving population health, reducing the per capita cost of care, and improving the experience of care for all Pueblo County citizens. ReThink Health is a modeling program that allows PTAC to test improvement concepts over the short and long terms for savings potential and impact on all areas that impact health. The five core Collective Impact principles provide PTAC organizational and operating structure.
The IHI Triple Aim is a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) that describes an approach to optimizing health system performance. The Triple Aim has three components: improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); improving the health of populations; and reducing the per capita cost of health care. The three components of IHI’s Triple Aim initiative provide the structure to show that positive changes are being made in the health of Pueblo County citizens. Click here for more information on the Triple Aim.
Collective impact is “the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem” that involves five conditions for collective success. This construct was developed by John Kania and Mark Kramer at Stanford University, published in the Winter 2011 Stanford Social Innovation Review. The five elements of Collective Impact are components that drive the governance and direction of the Pueblo Triple Aim initiative: a common agenda; shared measurement system; mutually reinforcing activities; continuous communication, and; a backbone support organization. Click here for more information on Collective Impact.
System dynamics experts from the ReThink Health (RTH) Initiative, a research and practice innovation group that includes over 30 leading experts in health and systems change, helped PTAC create a Pueblo-specific policy simulation model to assist in identifying high-impact strategies across all Triple Aim goals. PTAC learned from ReThink Pueblo modeling that to achieve the best results for the least cost, Pueblo Triple Aim initiatives must be: multi-faceted, sequenced, comprehensive and realistic. Click here for more information on ReThink Health.