Community involvement

Allina Health is known for expert treatment of illness and injury. But our service to the community goes far deeper than our clinics and hospitals.

As a not-for profit health system, we partner and give back to the community in many different ways—all focused on improving the health of those we serve.

Featured initiative

Accountable Health Communities (AHC) model

The Accountable Health Communities (AHC) model is a five-year cooperative agreement between Allina Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).The purpose of this agreement is to test whether systematically identifying and addressing the health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid patients impacts overall health care quality, utilization and costs. Allina Health is one of 29 model participants nationwide and is the only one in Minnesota.

Allina Health began implementation of the AHC model on June 5, 2018 at 78 Allina Health clinic and hospital locations across our Minnesota service area. In the first year, we learned unmet health-related social needs impact a significant number of Allina Health patients, with food insecurity and housing instability being the greatest needs.

Percentage of patients with a need

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Unmet health-related social needs impact a large percentage of our patients.
  • Overall, Medicaid patients report more unmet health-related social needs than Medicare patients.
  • Medicare patients from minority communities experience unmet health-related social needs at a similar rate to Medicaid patients overall.
  • Food insecurity is the most often-identified need.

For more information, email Dan.Behrens@allina.com.

Employee volunteerism

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At Allina Health, we value our employees and understand the critical role they play in the lives of the patients they serve. Employees continue to give back to the community in ways that have personal meaning. 

  • Our employees volunteered more than 133,000 volunteer hours to with organizations and causes they care about. 
  • A total of $318,000 was donated to various not-for-profit organizations through the Dollars for Doers program.

 

Annual report

What happens when Allina Health connects to the community?

Our annual report highlights the community connections and investments Allina Health has made to help people live healthier lives. We're implementing programs to fulfill our mission and engaging employees in giving back locally and around the world. 

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