VISION, MISSION, AND STRATEGIC PLAN
Central Health helps the people of Travis County live healthier. Created in 2004 by the voters of Travis County, we are the local public entity that provides access to the high-quality care everyone needs to get well and stay healthy. We work with a network of partners to eliminate health disparities to reach our vision of Travis County becoming a model healthy community.
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Central Texas is a model healthy community
By caring for those who need it most, Central Health improves the health of our community.
Our Strategic Plan Fiscal Year 2019-24 Objectives
Our work is guided by a Strategic Plan, developed by staff and approved by our Board of Managers. This Work Plan will be used and updated through 2024. It is divided into Three Main Objectives:
Develop & Execute Health Care Delivery Strategy Based on People & Place
In FY 2022, Central Health will continue its service site expansion with the construction of the Hornsby Bend and Del Valle health centers and continued planning for Colony Park Health Center.
Implement Patient-Focused & Coordinated Care System
Central Health will continue its equity-focused systems planning work with a community assessment of current and future health needs of the low-income residents of Travis County. Next steps will include an operational prioritization and financial sustainability plan. We will also implement improvements in service delivery focus areas identified in the FY 2021 systems of care planning. These include improving access to specialty care across prioritized service lines; expanding health care services for people experiencing homelessness; expanded primary care behavioral health and substance use disorder services; and the development of clinical and patient education services. Specifically, we will:
Complete phases III and IV of the equity-based systems planning initiative to improve access to care among Central Health’s patient population including the development and adoption of:
- A comprehensive equity-focused strategic services plan
- A service delivery operational implementation plan
- A financial implementation plan
Continue the development of a high-functioning healthcare system to meet the needs of Central Health patients by prioritizing near-term improvements in identified service delivery focus areas
- Specialty care access including continued expansion of endocrinology, cardiology, nephrology, and podiatry.
- Health care for the homeless including expanding street medicine teams.
- Behavioral health initiatives including expanding psychiatry and therapy in primary care settings.
Implement Sustainable Financial Model for Health Care Delivery Strategies Through 2024
Throughout the fiscal year, Central Health manages financial risk and maintains sufficient reserves to provide adequate access to care, improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities among its patient population. Central Health continues to work to establish a sustainable direct hospital service funding model that provides measurable, timely access and high-quality care to patients. Transitioning to a more direct payment model will assist in hospital services accountability and public benefit that is based on measurable hospital and specialty services for Central Health’s funded patients. This model anticipates additional operational responsibilities and maintains a sufficient level of reserves associated with additional risk that may result.
Additionally, redevelopment efforts will continue on the Downtown Brackenridge Campus in FY 2022. Central Health plans to complete demolition of the former Brackenridge Hospital facility, in addition to completion of the re-alignment of Red River Street that runs through the Downtown Campus. Completion of these projects will significantly increase the value and future revenues derived from the Campus. Specifically, we will:
- Establish and implement a hospital care and services funding model that is transparent and structured to ensure optimum use of public funds
- Present options and approaches for the redevelopment of the Brackenridge Campus, optimizing the property as a source of non-tax revenue to benefit Central Health’s patient population.