CommunityRX: Connecting Health Care to Self-Care


CommunityRX is a new, patient-centered health information technology system that transforms the quality of information about and access to self-care resources, especially in lower-income communities. Through this technology, patients are provided with a personalized HealtheRX referral list for self-care resources to access once they leave the clinical setting. To date, more than 950+ health care professionals have been trained to deliver HealtheRx to over 45,000 patients; 20 clinical sites have implemented this technology; and more than 250 Chicago Public School students and 100 science-oriented college students are employed by CommunityRX to map the health assets in the community. CommunityRX was developed in 2012 and is funded by a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Award. To read more about this innovative program, see this brief summary [link].