November 13, 2020

Innovators in the News

Several of our innovators are in the news this fall.


The Grand-Aides program was recently featured in theHealth Affairs blog:  “Grand-Aides and Health Policy: Reducing Readmissions Cost-Effectively.”  Grand-Aidesfounder Arthur Garson writes about the effectiveness of Grand-Aides on reducing hospital readmissions and on the scope of practice debates that prevent licensure and reimbursement for community health workers. Read the article here.

Stefanie Weiland, Executive Director and Burundi Country Director of LifeNet International; Stephanie Koczela , co-founder of Penda Health, a startup providing high-quality, affordable outpatient health care through a chain of clinics in Kenya were published in the Lancet Global Health blog.  In “The Time is now for patient-centered innovation,” Weiland and Koczela identify five key principles and tactics to achieve patient-centered care.  Read the article here.

Source: LifeNet International

Chris Underhill, founder of BasicNeeds, writes in the Huffington Post that mental illness is not just a “western issue” and that almost three-fourths of those with mental illness live in low- and middle- income countries.  Through a holistic and community-based approach, BasicNeeds provides medical treatment as well as opportunities for social and economic inclusion to people with mental health challenges.  To date, BasicNeeds has helped a half million people in 12 low- and middle- income countries.  Read the article here.

Source: BasicNeeds Vietnam