Acenda Announces Institute of Health Innovation
The Acenda Institute of Health Innovation Transforms Integrated Care for our Communities
GLASSBORO, NJ (July 8, 2021) — Acenda Integrated Health (Acenda) is excited to announce the implementation of its new multi-faceted initiative: Acenda Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI). The inception of AIHI stems from the pressing healthcare needs of the present, and focuses on creating a better, brighter future for the communities served.
“Acenda continues to pursue excellence through evidence-based interventions, community engagement, staff education, culturally-responsive treatment, barrier-free entry strategies, and data-driven health solutions,” says Dr. Anthony DiFabio, President & CEO of Acenda. “Innovation is what will drive Acenda to be the best we can for our staff and communities, and it will undoubtedly advance our sector forward.
AIHI is comprised of five distinct but strategically connected pillars. These include Applied Research, Policy & Advocacy, Innovation Incubator, Population Health, and the Center of Excellence. Each component focuses on a key area of thought leadership and is designed to have a scalable focus which encompasses a local, state, regional and even national strategy.
“The launch of AIHI allows Acenda to contribute meaningfully to the ongoing discourse regarding transformative care,” explains Melissa Fox, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer of Acenda. “It is our responsibility as care providers and industry leaders to build a foundational model that allows us to continue educating industry professionals and while acquiring the necessary data to create innovative solutions.”
The AIHI will be overseen by an advisory board which includes Acenda’s Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Divisional Vice-Presidents, as well as representatives from academic research institutions, advocacy groups, and national public health organizations. Participation and guidance by both the highest levels of Acenda leadership and key external stakeholders will allow the AIHI to be fully aligned with general market trends.
The institute will also serve as a development opportunity for emerging leaders within the industry by providing them with participation options which include webinars, white paper development, and even research. For more information, visit www.acendainstitute.org.
About Acenda Integrated Health
Acenda Integrated Health is a nonprofit organization dedicated to industry-leading prevention, treatment and wellness services compassionately delivered to ensure that every individual, family and community achieves their greatest potential. Acenda is at the forefront of community-based services, providing over 100 health and social service programs across 56+ locations throughout a 12-county region in New Jersey. For more information visit acendahealth.org.