A New Leaf is the recipient of the 2023 Contexture Excellence Award – Organization. This award is presented to an organization that demonstrates innovative uses of health information technology, and A New Leaf is a leader in its utilization of CommunityCares, the single, statewide referral system to address social determinants of health (SDOH) needs in Arizona.
A New Leaf has been serving the Arizona Valley since 1971 with housing, shelter, health and other SDOH services to families and individuals, going above and beyond sending patient information to community-based organizations (CBOs) to help address patients’ needs outside of clinical workflows. The nonprofit also provides a plethora of valuable community programs that support patients’ social needs. From trauma recovery and therapeutic after-school programs to offering up to 120 days of safe, temporary housing for victims and their children, A New Leaf provides life-changing programs that help households transition from crisis to stability, and these offerings and capabilities are all made possible through the organization’s willingness to embrace and leverage new technologies for the betterment of Arizonans.
“A New Leaf is an incredible partner to the CommunityCares program,” shared Kelly McGann, Contexture’s Director of SDOH. “As an early adopter of the platform, A New Leaf understands the impact SDOH has on improving health outcomes and is one of the top referral senders on CommunityCares, having sent more than 100 referrals through the closed-loop referral system. With a whole-person care approach in mind, A New Leaf makes Arizona a better place to live through its compassionate programming for individuals, families and communities. Contexture and the entire CommunityCares team are so grateful to A New Leaf’s continued partnership and incredible dedication.”
In honoring A New Leaf with this year’s Excellence Award, we acknowledged the organization’s profound positive change in the communities and lives of those grappling with social needs. A New Leaf’s tireless commitment to addressing SDOH needs is an inspiration to us all and embodies the very essence of the compassion and service needed to advance communities throughout Arizona. We are excited to witness the continued growth of A New Leaf’s transformative initiatives as they bring comfort, security and a brighter future to those who need it most.
Contexture was proud to present this award to Karen Brown, Director of Strategic Initiatives of A New Leaf, at the Contexture Health Data of the Future 2023 Summit.