The people who know best how to improve care are those who directly deliver care. Working together, interprofessional teams have an opportunity to learn how to simultaneously enhance patient outcomes, affordability, trust, and equity.
STARS UNITE 2021 builds upon the successful STARS program for medical students, which has engaged hundreds of medical students from across the U.S., to bring together interprofessional clinical teams that will improve care delivery through co-developed, sustainable solutions to improve patient affordability and equity.
STARS UNITE is a free, 6-month program developed by Costs of Care, a non-profit organization dedicated to curating and broadly disseminating insights from the frontlines of health care to help delivery systems provide better care at lower cost. We will share the expertise of our interprofessional leadership team to guide health professional teams in creating value initiatives within clinical learning environments that improve affordability and equity of care. STARS UNITE teams will be coached to identify, plan, and begin to implement at least one project that serves their own communities through addressing appropriateness, affordability, and trust, with the ultimate goal of narrowing disparities in care delivery.
The STARS UNITE program will kick off with a 3-hour virtual Interprofessional Summit, Sunday, October 10th, 2021 from 12p-3p EST. The STARS UNITE Summit will be in partnership with the High Value Practice Academic Alliance (HVPAA) 2021 National Conference. After the STARS UNITE Summit, teams will be supported in their project implementation through additional virtual coaching sessions and content resource sharing over the course of 6 months. The STARS UNITE program will conclude in April 2022 and each interprofessional team will report on the progress of their project.