The Lever Institute is an organization striving to develop the tools to create better health outcomes through our work at the intersection of emergency medicine and population health.

Learn about what we believe and our mission here.

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We Exist to Understand.

The Lever Institute aims to bring together the researchers, officials, organizations and ideas to develop better emergency patient care. We do this through working to better understand the populations we serve and the factors that impact their daily lives.

 

The understanding that effective emergency care requires looking beyond the walls of the physical emergency department is the driving force behind the research and work we do.

These are our core beliefs.

 
Factors  outside the ED  matter   to care delivered in the ED.

Factors outside the ED matter to care delivered in the ED.

Factors are  hyper-local  and vary over small areas and between different EDs.

Factors are hyper-local and vary over small areas and between different EDs.

Understanding these factors would  change the way we provide care .

Understanding these factors would change the way we provide care.

This community informed care would lead to  better health outcomes .

This community informed care would lead to better health outcomes.

 

We Know External Factors Matter in Delivering Care.

And until the research and tools to understand these factors exists, patient care will not improve. This is why we believe in the importance of information on how the demographics, environments and daily routines of patients impact their health, ability to access care, and the ability of EDs to treat them successfully.

 

We want to help bridge the gap between the ED and the community and empower the ED to act as a fulcrum to affect positive change beyond its physical walls.

Our mission consists of three main objectives.

1.

Develop the tools and procedures EDs need to connect with the communities they serve.

2.

Help individual EDs understand and address the needs of their patient communities.

3.

Produce meaningful improvements in the lives of people and communities with emergency health needs.