The MN Health Collaborative is a powerful example of Minnesota’s healthcare community’s commitment and ability to collaborate – even while being competitors – to better serve our patients, families, and communities.
With ICSI serving as its backbone organization, the MN Health Collaborative includes physicians and other representatives from major healthcare organizations working together to address major health topics affecting Minnesota communities today including opioid misuse and addiction as well as system improvements to address broader mental health care needs.
“We, the undersigned Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of health care organizations in the Upper Midwest, recognize our role and responsibility to improve the health of our communities, and pledge to collaborate on specific and persistent problems that cannot be solved by any individual entity or solely through competition. These systemic issues cause significant hardships to the populations we serve, and require cross cutting collaboration in order to achieve desired change.
A single approach may not work everywhere, and this effort will require diverse perspectives and may include partnerships with other organizations as needed. We agree that we will jointly select specific pressing problems to address together, commit our collective expertise to designing innovative solutions, and collaboratively implement new approaches to care that lower cost and improve health for all of our patients.
We understand that the success of this work requires our personal leadership and focused influence, as well as the commitment and resources of our respective organizations. We further commit to a constancy of purpose, to ensure that we achieve the aims we set out to accomplish together.”
In the MN Health Collaborative, people from healthcare organizations are able to work together to address persistent, community-wide health problems, currently including opioid misuse and addiction, and system improvements for broader mental health care needs.
The Minnesota Health Collaborative consists of physicians and other healthcare leaders from the following organizations and is sponsored by the CEOs of Allina Health, CentraCare Health, Children’s Minnesota, Essentia Health, Fairview Health Services, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, HealthPartners, Hennepin Healthcare, Hutchinson Health, Medica, North Memorial Health, Ridgeview Medical Center, Sanford Health, UCare, UnitedHealthcare of MN, ND and SD and University of Minnesota Health/University of Minnesota Physicians.