- A reduction in preterm births between 33% and 47% especially among African American women who are known to be at high risk
- Increase of birth weight, especially in pre-term infants
- Mothers report improved well-being; greater pregnancy knowledge; improved access to and satisfaction with healthcare; improved heath behaviors and increased in breastfeeding initiation.
The second finalists established an innovative program that empowers the organization's employees and patients with chronic medical conditions to achieve a healthy lifestyle while earning incentives. The program is called Wealth for Health. Wealth for Health is a self-management program that provides tangible rewards. The program is supported by Jersey City Medical Center and allows participants to receive discounts when they actively take part in the management of their health and wellness.
- A 40% reduction in inpatient admission for members enrolled for at least 6 months.
- A 33% reduction in cost for those patients who had, at least, two chronic conditions.
- For those enrolled in the program for at least one year, there was a total of $2.1 million-dollar reduction of the cost compared to a full year before program enrollment.
- Rates of hospitalizations and readmission's for the target population have declined by 10% and 16% respectively since 2008
- Established real-time data connections which 87 hospitals which represent 78% of all Medicaid hospitalizations
- As a result, of the program, there has been a 9% reduction in total Medicaid costs