Mission, Vision & Goals
The Institute is a Division of Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. It was formed to help Wyoming communities and their healthcare providers to develop a more proactive approach to patient care and population health management—reaching out to the residents beyond the traditional four walls of a hospital or a clinic to address the challenges of caring for frail or vulnerable populations, rising chronic disease rates, and the delivery of evidence-based preventive health services.
Staffed by more than a dozen health care professionals—including clinical providers, an epidemiologist, and a health care expert, and led by a national CMMI Innovation Advisor—the Institute applies principles of community health improvement, epidemiology, evidence-based health care delivery, health informatics/analytics, and even grant writing to identify and create demonstrations that realign funding to support care coordination and sustainable systems development.
The Institute’s aim is to disseminate and scale evidence-based systems enhancements, develop and implement effective population health measurement, and strengthen the state’s capacity to support long-term collaborations in support of community health planning and health care delivery transformation.
Acting as a convener for the members of the Wyoming Integrated Care Network, the Institute is the recipient and principal investigator of a $14.2 million Health Care Innovation Award to create Medical Neighborhoods across Wyoming, in order to transform rural health care delivery.