Health Quality Innovators of the Year: Population Health

January 13, 2020

Today we are profiling Daily Planet Health Services, one of the two winners of our Health Quality Innovators of the Year Awards in the Population Health category.

Daily Planet Health Services is a publicly funded health center providing care to an underserved population in Richmond, Va. Through its Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, Daily Planet provides quality treatment for individuals living with opioid use disorder. MAT combines behavioral therapy and medications to provide a “whole-person” approach to treat substance abuse. Within a year of launch, Daily Planet reached program capacity, enrolling 60 participants. They worked with the manufacturer of Evizio, a medication used during opioid emergencies, which donated 200 units valued at $4,100. The program has also shown promising results on participants’ quality of life as reported by two patient champions who participated in the program.

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