In the last two decades, Mary’s Center’s Social Change Model, which integrates healthcare, education and social support, has received national and global attention. We are proud to be working with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate our model. In March 2016, we were honored to host Cuban officials including the Vice Minister in the Ministry of Public Health, and the Director of the Tropical Medicine Institute. This was the first high-level delegation from Cuba’s health ministry to visit the US.
Representatives from these countries and many others have visited the Center to learn best practices and potentially replicate the model in their own countries. Local and national entities in the United States also visit Mary’s Center frequently with the same purpose. We’re proud that Mary’s Center is helping to make a difference in the global healthcare system.
Mary’s Center is proud to partner with the National Institutes of Health to evaluate our Social Change Model. Using quantitative measures from our electronic medical records data, seasoned Research Collaborator Ninet Sinaii, PhD, MPH, from the NIH Clinical Center’s Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology Services, is working with our own staff to study whether or not our Social Change Model is making a difference. And if it is, what kind of difference? Are we being successful in creating wellness? At what point from the moment a participant enters our doors is it making a difference? And if it is not, why not? The findings will be published and shared publicly