Governor Spencer J. Cox released a call to action for the healthcare community to make Utah a national leader in cost-efficient, innovative healthcare. Although Governor Cox championed the founding of the Collaborative, we operate independently and will help accelerate change over the next 15 years.
Our vision is affordable healthcare that improves the quality of life for all.
While Utah is seen as a healthy and affordable state, our healthcare system requires immediate action to ensure long-term sustainability. Healthcare costs are rising for individuals, employers, and the state. Despite rising costs, outcomes are worsening and are unequally distributed, leading to disparities that impact our state’s most vulnerable populations. To improve health and healthcare for all Utahns, we must evolve our traditional healthcare system.
*Healthcare expenditures include spending for all privately and publicly funded personal health care services and products. Data does not indicate it is inflation-adjusted. Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of the Actuary, National Health Statistics Group. National Health Expenditure Data: Health Expenditures by State of Residence, August 2023.
When considering Utah community values and the spaces we thrive in, the most effective approach in creating system-wide change should center around collaboration and innovation. Utah is fortunate to have industry leaders commit to consensus-based solutions focused on the patient. As one of the most innovative states in the country, we thrive when we create, evolve, and innovate our way to successful outcomes. By serving as a convener, rather than a regulator, the Collaborative will build a 15-year roadmap that leads to a sustainable healthcare system.
We act as conveners by bringing stakeholders to a consensus on metrics and specific approaches to improve our healthcare system.
Align the Community
We serve as a steward of the pledge, helping participants uphold individual and collective commitments.